Sunday, July 1

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: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
  • 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

The Story of a Trail

Let's go for a walk! Enjoy being outdoors while learning why this trail is where it is. Together we'll look for clues that tell the story of the trail over time.

  • Leader: Anne, Michael
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista 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: Yes


Monday, July 2

Agriculture Past and Present

Rich in agricultural heritage, farms still operate in the Rouge today. Join Judy for a walk about farming past & present.

  • Leader: Judy, Andrea
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, July 4

Insects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hear about the importance of insect biomass and how declines in insect populations affect bird and fish species.

  • Leader: Peter, Jennifer
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood 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


Saturday, July 7

Invading Aliens

Join walk leader Larry to learn about invasive species in the park and what the future may bring.

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Introduction to RNUP

Welcome to Rouge National Urban Park! Join Peter on the Cedar Trail as we explore and learn about Canada's first National Urban Park, what it has to offer, and its importance to people, plants and animals alike.

  • Leader: Peter
  • 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: No


Sunday, July 8

Need for Green

Explore protected park lands with walk leader Doug and discuss ways to restore, protect and preserve natural areas.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Silent walk in the park

Unplug and join walk leader CK for a silent and slow walk in the Rouge Park enjoying/experiencing the tranquility that the park Rouge offers.

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


Wednesday, July 11

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: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Thursday, July 12

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: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Trail Run

Come join Denise for some fun and fitness in the forest. Please bring your own water. Ability level Intermediate.

  • Leader: Denise
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, July 14

Discovery Walk

Bring your camera and binoculars and join walk leader Brian in search of the Rouge’s incredibly diverse flora and fauna.

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Xplorers (Kids 6 -12)

Bring the kids and join walk leader Erik to venture through the woods completing tasks and activities.

  • Leader: Erik
  • 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, July 15

Getting Healthy

Staying healthy. Walking in the forest has lots of health benefits. Join Anne and do your body good!

  • Leader: Anne, Stephen
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5km - 8km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, July 18

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: 9:30 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


Saturday, July 21

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, Colleen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Exploring the Outdoors with All Five Senses

See, Smell, Hear, Taste and Feel nature! Learn how to identify species and experience the outdoors more fully by engaging all your senses in this hike with Robin.

  • Leader: Robin
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, July 22

Take a Deep Breath

Get relief from life's busy pace with walk leader Vandana! Breathe deeply, recharge & be inspired by the Rouge’s beauty!

  • Leader: Vandana, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance:  5km – 10km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Field to Forest Succession

Join Shawn in exploring some of the park's many examples of ecological succession, and consider how the park's forests may change in the future.

  • 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


Wednesday, July 25

Pay Attention!

Join Katharina as we explore the mindful, moment by moment activity of walking. Focus on the sights and sounds of the park, and the feelings and sensations in the body as we experience the ups and downs of the trail together.

  • Leader: Katharina
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Thursday, July 26

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: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, July 28

Club Parka

Hey kids 3-6 years-old & your families! Join walk leader Marie for a fun adventure in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leader: Marie, Rick
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Discovery Walk

Stop, look and listen to discover the changes that occur day by day and season by season to plants, animals and the river.

  • Leader: Jane
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Lower Parking lot
  • Distance: 3km - 4km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sunday, July 29

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: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5km – 6km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Budding Naturalist (Easy)

Join walk leader Martyn and get outdoors to explore the natural environment.

  • Leader: Martyn
  • 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