Saturday, March 2

Ontario's Provincial Tree

Join Stephen for a hike through the woods and get to know Ontario's Provincial Tree: The White Pine.

  • Leaders: Stephen, Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Winter, Wildlife & the Colour Red

Join Marie to discover why the colour ‘red’ is very important for our wildlife in winter.

  • Leaders: Marie, Chrystal
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland 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, March 3

Secret Lives

Join Marilyn to explore different bird and wildlife habitat and learn how they live and survive through all the seasons of the year.

  • Leaders: Marilyn, 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: Yes


Forests, First Nations, and Famous Families

As we walk, let's look around for evidence of the river's past: from glacial retreat to human habitation. Hear stories of its people along the way. What are some lessons for future generations?

  • Leaders: Katharina, Mehdi
  • 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, March 6

Holes, Homes and Hideouts

Use your investigative powers to discover what is happening in the Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Donna, Anne
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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: No



Saturday, March 9

The Park is listening to you!

Come enjoy a trail within the Rouge National Urban Park that winds past farmlands, through maple beech and cedar forests. While enjoying the walk we will discuss how and what animals/insects hear and how they might react.

  • Leaders: Glen
  • 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


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.

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



Sunday, March 10

Forest Walk

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

  • Leaders: Judy, Rick
  • Time: 10:00 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Hiking 101

When it comes to getting outside, nothing beats a hiking trip: Today we will talk about planning an outing, as easy as 1-2-3.

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


Tuesday, March 12

Welcome to RNUP

Get to know Canada's first national urban park! There's more than you expect and we never know what we'll see!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Vista 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


Wednesday, March 13

How Nature is good for your Heart

Going out into Nature can have a surprising effect on your health. Join Peter on this walk to learn more!

  • Leaders: Peter V, Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, March 16

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, Geri
  • Time: 10:00 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


Welcome to RNUP

Get to know Canada's first national urban park! There's more than you expect and we never know what we'll see!

  • Leaders: Robert, Sheena
  • 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, March 17

Winter in The Rouge

Enjoy an end of winter moderately paced walk through the beautiful Rouge National Urban Park. Winter trail conditions may require the use of boot traction devices.

  • Leaders: Andrea, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Signs of Spring

Search for signs of spring, breathe fresh air & listen to the sounds of the Rouge with walk leader Peter!

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


Wednesday, March 20

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, Patricia
  • Time: 9:30 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: Yes


Saturday, March 23

Celebrating Spring

Join walk leader Moaz to celebrate the arrival of spring by enjoying a brisk hike in the Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Moaz, Emmylou
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Learn-to Hike

Learn to hike with Larry! Larry has trekked in the arctic & Tasmania & has tips to make your hike safer & more enjoyable.

  • Leaders: Larry, Conchita
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, March 24

Watching Our Favourites

Join Richard for a late winter/early spring walk & get ready for another summer watching our favourite birds, flowers & insects!

  • Leaders: Richard, Fergus
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland 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


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.

  • Leaders: Shawn, Ronald
  • 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: No



Wednesday, March 27

Rouge Watershed

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

  • Leaders: Victor, Michael M
  • 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: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, March 30

Explore and Discover!

Come out and explore Rouge National Urban Park and see what nature mysteries we can solve!

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

Memorial Park

This is more than a memorial to one man. It is also about what he saw as important and the volunteers who shared the vision. Come outside and see for yourself the importance of Bob Hunter and his vision.

  • Leaders: Chantelle, Peter Mc
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, March 31

Xplorers: Searching for Spring!

Hey kids ages 6-12 & their families! Join walk leader Marilyn on a spring scavenger hunt in search of webs, feathers & more!

  • Leaders: Marilyn, Marie
  • 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

Come and Enjoy the Rouge!

Join me to discover nature at its finest in the beautiful Rouge Valley, Canada’s first Urban National Park.

  • Leaders: Cathy, Robin
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No