Join us to discover the park's natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people! When you arrive at the meeting point for your guided walk and are ready to explore the park, look for your volunteer walk leader in red. They will be your interpreter for your walk in Rouge National Urban Park.

Our guided walks now require registration. Look at the schedule below and select your top three choices. 

To register, please email benevolerouge-rougevolunteer@pc.gc.ca. Registration closes on Fridays at 12 pm. 

Saturday, September 3 - Restoring Wildlife and Insect Habitats
Sunday, September 4 - Fungi and Mushrooms
Saturday, September 10 - Just Breathe 
Sunday, September 11 - Rouge Farming
Saturday, September 17 - Ecosystems: Everything Depends on Everything
Sunday, September 18 - Travelling Seeds
Saturday, September 24 - Introduction to Hiking
Sunday, September 25 - From Farm to Wetland

Saturday, October 1 - Xplorers: Signs of Autumn
Sunday, October 2 - Rouge Farming
Saturday, October 8 - Biodiversity
Sunday, October 9 - Agriculture Past and Present
Saturday, October 15 - Autumn in the Rouge
Sunday, October 16 - Fungi and Mushrooms
Saturday, October 22 - Ontario’s Provincial Tree
Sunday, October 23 - The Changing Season
Saturday, October 29 - What a Trail!
Sunday, October 30 - Fungi and Mushrooms

Get ready for fun and exploration!

  • Want to bring a furry friend on a guided walk? Look for the "Dog Friendly" note on the schedule!
  • Want to register with your family? Look for the "Family Friendly" note on the schedule. Child carriers are better than strollers!
  • Bring enough water, in a reusable bottle, or thermal mug, to stay hydrated.
  • Wear sturdy footwear appropriate to the season. Our trails may be steep or slippery.
  • Dress for the weather, we go rain or shine or snow!

 

Please Note: In extreme temperatures and weather events, guided walks may be cancelled. Please refer to the website and social media channels for updates and changes to the schedule. Please email benevolerouge-rougevolunteer@pc.gc.ca, if you are interested in registering a  group of 6 or more.