Please note: Traction cleats are suggested due to possible icy trail conditions.

Wednesday, January 2

Snow Tracks

Join walk leader Brian in search of animal tracks in the snow!

  • Leaders: Brian, Michael S
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, January 5

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.

  • Leaders: Jane, Cathy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 3 km - 4 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

RNUP Then and Now

Join Michael and a walk in Canada's First National Urban park and learn about some of the history in Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Michael T, Sheena
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sunday, January 6

Explore Nature’s Collection (Walk details changed)

See a wide array of trees, plants, grasses shaped by nature just by walking along the trail.  Together we can try to decipher nature’s masterpiece.

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

Welcome to RNUP!

Introduction to Rouge National Urban Park! Explore the trails, and learn the importance of Canada's newest National Park to people and the natural environment.

  • Leaders: Peter M, Larry
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Animal Tracks

Join walk leader Glen to learn about and identify coyote, deer, rabbit and squirrel tracks!

  • Leaders: Glen, Valerie
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Evergreen Trees

Join walk leader Judy and help identify Rouge National Urban Park’s evergreen trees and their special properties.

  • Leaders: Judy, Erin
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, January 9

Winter Wonderland

Join walk leader Kathy and experience the beauty of the Rouge in winter.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, January 12

Run Forest Run

Come join Ron to run the hogbacks, meadows, & forests of the Rouge & learn of the legacy of human activity in the park.

  • Leader: Ron, Denise
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Pioneers and early people

Who was here? How do we know? What is it that they left behind? This walk helps realize what life was like before internet, motorized vehicles, and electricity.

  • Leader: Chantelle, Colleen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


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! Note: This walk will mainly be conducted in Cantonese.

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



Sunday, January 13

Fitness in the Forest

Join Chrystal and get your heart rate up in the heart of the Rouge! Note: hike length can vary from 5-15 kms depending on group fitness level and interest.

  • Leaders: Chrystal, Peter Mc
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate to Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Indigenous: Teaching of the Beaver and Parka!

Learn about the Beaver in Rouge National Urban Park as well as the park's Beaver mascot - Parka!

  • Leader: Fizul, Michael M
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Learning Trees

Join walk leader Richard to look at 5 tree species & learn about their unique traits, how they help us, & how we can help them.

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



Wednesday, January 16

Rouge Watershed

Join Victor as we learn why maintaining our local nature is so important in our daily lives.

  • Leaders: Victor, Susan
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking Lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, January 19

Animal Winter Survival

Join walk leader Rick to find how chickadees, turtles, shrews and other wildlife survive the cold winter months.

  • Leaders: Rick, Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Learning from the Landscape

Join Michael to appreciate the park's landscapes & learn about the natural processes & human actions that have shaped them.

  • Leaders: Michael B, Erin
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, January 20

From Farmland to Wetland

Join Marilyn to explore and learn more about the importance of both land forms—and others—within Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Marilyn, Rick
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Fitness in the Forest

Join walk leader Vandana for a hike to get your heart rate up while appreciating nature in the Rouge!

  • Leaders: Vandana, Moaz
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 10 km+
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate to Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, January 23

Land of Snow

A look at the importance of snowfall to the Rouge and nature in general.

  • Leader: Peter V
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, January 26

Ice, Water, and Human Hands

Discover the forces that formed the landscape we see today. 15,000 years of history in 2 hours.

  • Leaders: Stephen, Katharina
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Run Forest Run

Come join Ron to run the hogbacks, meadows, & forests of the Rouge & learn of the legacy of human activity in the park.

  • Leaders: Ron, Denise
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


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.

  • Leaders: Robin, Marie
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, January 27

2H & 1O - Water

The RNUP contains many meandering waterways and a high water table. Trees draw water from roots to leaves. Discover the necessity of a continuous water supply with Susan.

  • Leaders: Susan, Andrea
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Club Parka

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

  • Leaders: Marie, Geri
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, January 30

Just for the love of Hiking

Come join us for a fast paced walk through the Rouge Valley

  • Leaders: Patricia, Anne W
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km – 8 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes