Saturday, June 2

Fitness Hike

Join walk leader Glen for a fast paced hike. Note: hike length can vary from 5-15 kms depending on group fitness level and interest.

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 10km+
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

The Ecological Edge

Walk leader Shawn explores of the concept of "ecological edge" with examples from Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Shawn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, June 3

Natural Goodness

Walk leader Marie invites walkers to discuss the goodness and healing properties found in plants.

  • Leader: Marie
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Spiders 101

Join walk leader Richard in search of spiders & webs. Learn about the role of spiders in the park's ecology.

  • Leader: Richard
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, June 6

Rain or Shine

Join Peter on a Summer hike to learn about hiking equipment and how to be prepared on your hike rain, or shine.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, June 9

Welcome to the Rouge

New to hiking? Join walk leader Nancy and learn the basics of safety, equipment, local animals and what makes the Rouge so unique!

  • Leader: Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Welcome to the Rouge

New to the Rouge? Join CK to learn more about the park's trails, flora & fauna in our own "backyard."

  • Leaders: CK
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, June 10

Flora

A diversity of plants, flowers and ferns await your discovery with walk leader Martyn!

  • Leader: Martyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Wild in the City

Join Doug and discuss the amazing ways plants and animals can adapt to urban growth and the presence of humans in their environment.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Reesor way
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, June 13

Butterflies

Did you know Rouge National Urban Park is home to many butterfly species? Discover some with walk leader Kathy! 

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Thursday, June 14

‘Ready to enjoy warm weather and let your little one explore the outdoors? Come join Sheryl for a hike in the Rouge with baby in tow.
Please have a carrier (no strollers), infants 3-12 months old.’

  • Leader: Sheryl
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, June 16

Healthy Living

The Rouge can be great for physical & mental health. Breathe fresh air & surround yourself in nature with walk leader Vandana.

  • Leader: Vandana
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Lower parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 10km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, June 17

Explore Your Senses

Join walk leader Peter and explore your senses and the natural environment of Canada's first national urban park.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, June 20

Birds and Beasts

Join walk leader Jessica to find out about all the different species living in the Rouge River Valley.

  • Leader: Jessica
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Lower parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, June 23

Power Walk with Rover

Join Larry for a fast paced walk with dogs on leash and discover the wonders of Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Forest Walk

Join walk leader Judy on the trail and discover nature at your doorstep in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sunday, June 24

There's An App for That!

Wondering if there’s a place for technology in the wild? Can it enhance your visit to the Park? Explore "The Rouge" app and find out!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km – 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, June 27

Wetland Wonders

Join walk leader Brian and learn about the plants and animals that live in the Beare Wetlands, a restored landfill site.

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Thursday, June 28

Mom and Baby Walk

‘Ready to enjoy warm weather and let your little one explore the outdoors? Come join Sheryl for a hike in the Rouge with baby in tow.
Please have a carrier (no strollers), infants 3-12 months old.’

  • Leader: Sheryl
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, June 30

Walk in the Woods

Escape from the summer heat into the shade of the woods with leader Michael, and learn about the variety of trees that sustain the Park’s old-growth forests.

  • Leader: Michael
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes