Please note: Traction cleats are suggested due to possible icy trail conditions. Please check the Rouge National Urban Park website the morning of your walk for updates on any changes to trail conditions or the walk itself.


Saturday, February 2

Sounds of Silence

Join Anne to enjoy the sounds of the forests without the sounds of technology. Please bring your own snowshoes on this walk as there is more than one foot of snow on certain sections of the trail.

  • Leaders: Anne M, Brian
  • Time: 10:00 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Winter Survival
Join Diana for a walk and learn about strategies our animal friends employ for surviving the winter months.

  • Leader: Diana
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista 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

Sunday, February 3

Winter Wonderland

Join walk leader Andrea and experience the beauty of the Rouge in winter. Traction cleats are suggested due to possible icy trail conditions.

  • Leaders: Andrea, Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Michael, Fizul
  • 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: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Xplorers: Winter Walking!

Hey kids ages 6-12 and your families! Join walk leader Marilyn and search for things normally hidden using our senses!

  • Leaders: Marilyn, Stephen
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • 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: No

Wednesday, February 6   (CANCELLED)

Health Walk

Hiking is a great way to feel good naturally! Join Kathy for a walk in the woods and reap the benefits of healthy living.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Saturday, February 9

Winter walk amongst the trees

The leaves may be off the tress but there are other ways to identify trees using form, silhouette, buds and bark.

  • Leaders: Michael T, Nancy
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

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.

  • Leaders: Anne W, CK
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, February 10

Social Hike

Join walk leader Sarah for a social hike to connect with nature and make new friends in the Rouge.

  • Leaders: Sarah, Marie
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

10 km Challenge

Join Erik for a fast-paced walking tour of several trails through forests, hills and wetlands while keeping an eye out for wildlife.

  • Leader: Erik
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 10 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate to Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Wednesday, February 13   (CANCELLED)

Forest Walk

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

  • Leader: Judy
  • 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: Yes

Saturday, February 16

Marching to Your Own Drummer

People walk for exercise, enjoyment of nature, or just for fun. Some prefer fast, others slow; some even ground, others hills. Come explore different styles of walking and find the pace, terrain, and focus that works best for you. We'll even bring a drum!

  • Leaders: Katharina, Geri
  • 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

Objects may appear closer than they are...

Bring your binoculars and join walk leader Mehdi at the beach in search of some of the different local species

  • Leader: Mehdi
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Tree Tales

Join Colleen and learn about the diversity of trees in Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Colleen, Mike S.
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • 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

Sunday, February 17

Forest of Trees

Join walk leader Martyn for a stroll through the forest and stop to admire and identify trees along the trail.

  • Leaders: Martyn, Rick
  • 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: Adults only
  • 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.

  • Leaders: Robin, Peter M
  • 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


Monday, February 18

Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leader: Anne
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 3 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Carolyn, Fergus
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 3 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Special Family Day guided walks! (11 :30am and 1 :30pm) Click here for more information.



Wednesday, February 20

Cold Canadian Facts 

70 years ago Canada's coldest ever temperature was recorded. Learn more & hear other Canadian weather facts with walk leader Peter!

  • Leader: Peter V
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Saturday, February 23

Reflecting on Forest Sounds

Join walk leader Mike to discover and discuss what we hear when walking in the Forest.

  • Leaders: Michael S, Martyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 5 km – 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow to Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Human Footprints

Become an archaeological detective with walk leader Marie and look for signs of past human occupation and land use in the park.

  • Leaders: 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: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, February 24  (CANCELLED)

Memories of the Rouge

Join Chrystal for a social hike through the Rouge, sharing your favourite Rouge (or hiking) memories, while making new ones!

  • Leaders: Chrystal, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5 km – 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Winter in the Rouge  

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Traction cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

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

Ever Rouge – Evergreens  

Join walk leader Shawn in exploring the park's coniferous, or cone bearing, trees and how different these trees species really are.

  • Leader: Shawn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, February 27

Rouge National Urban Park

Join Victor as we learn why the Rouge National Urban Park is a one of a kind park.

  • Leaders: Victor, Jennifer
  • 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