Wednesday, May 1

Engage your Senses

Join walk leader Geri to experience the Rouge through our sense of sight, sound, smell and touch

  • Leader: Geri
  • 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: No


Saturday, May 4

Spring Flowers

Join walk leader Larry as he shares his "secret" stash of spring wildflowers and great park stories.

  • Leader: Larry
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Welcome to RNUP (Janes Walk)

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

  • Leaders: Ronald, Marie
  • Time: 1:00 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



Sunday, May 5

Fitness Hike (林中健步)

Join walk leader CK for a leisurely hike in the Park and discover/appreciate what the Park offers at the time.
Note: This walk will be offered in Cantonese and English

  • Leaders: C.K., Erin
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


The Ecological Edge (*Meeting point changed)

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

  • Leaders: Shawn, Katharina
  • Time: 1:00 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: No



Wednesday, May 8

Early Morning Birds

Join Glen and bird expert Terry on an early morning walk through Beare Wetlands and Cedar Trail as we watch and hear for some birds who have just come back from migration

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 6:30 AM
  • Location: Beare Wetlands
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Trees and their leaves

Using leaves to help ID trees and gain some insight into what they do.

  • Leaders: Rick, Victor
  • 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, May 11

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: Michael S, Donna
  • 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: No


Memorial Walk

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, Anne
  • Time: 1:00 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: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, May 12

Club Parka: I-Spy in the woods

Bring out the young ones (2-6) and play a big game of I-Spy in the woods

  • Leaders: Stephen, Susan
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Fitness in the Forest

Join walk leader Andrea for a hike to get your heart rate up while appreciating nature in the Rouge! Please bring your own water.

  • Leaders: Andrea, Ashley
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 10 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, May 15

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: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • 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, May 18

Welcome to the Rouge

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

  • Leaders: Moaz, Conchita
  • 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


Agriculture Past and Present

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

  • Leaders: Judy, Colleen
  • Time: 1:00 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, May 19

Social Hike

Join Fergus for a social hike. Meet new people, share park stories and identify plants and wildlife together!

  • Leaders: Fergus, Carolyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Spiders 101

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

  • Leaders: Richard, Katharina
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Monday, May 20

Spring Wildflowers

Join walk leader Martyn in search of ephemeral spring wildflowers.

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



Wednesday, May 22

Walk Back in Time (*Meeting point changed)

Journey back in time on this interpretive walk through RNUP which will highlight the areas' natural and cultural history.

  • Leaders: Jennifer, Donna
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, May 25

Humans of the Rouge

Join walk leader Marilyn & learn about 10,000 years of human history in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • 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


Rouge in Bloom

Rouge flowers are a remarkable sight! Join Marie and appreciate all the flowers in bloom this time of year.

  • Leaders: Marie, Chrystal
  • Time: 1:00 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, May 26

Songbirds

The Rouge is home to 225 bird species, though some are in decline. Bring your binoculars and join walk leader Brian to learn more about the threats facing birds and what is being done to help them.

  • Leaders: Brian, Sarah
  • 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


Explore Your Senses

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

  • Leaders: Peter Mc, Cathy
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5 km – 6 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, May 29

Good for the body and soul

Come explore the environmental diversity of the Rouge Natural Urban Park

  • Leaders: Patricia, Victor
  • Time: 9:30 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