Sunday, September 1

A look into the Past

Join Donna to learn about the history of this area we call part of the Rouge National Urban Park. What was it before, and how does our past shape our present, and guide us to the future?

  • Leaders: Donna, 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Fungi and Mushrooms

Join Richard for a forest walk and enjoy the splendid varieties & abundance of fungi & mushrooms.

  • Leader: Richard
  • 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 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Monday, September 2

The Shape of water

Hike and learn about the symbiotic relationship of the Rouge and humans through the ages.

  • Leaders: Ron, Katharina
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, September 4

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, 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, September 7

Club Parka (for Little Hikers)

Hey parents with kids ages 3 to 6! Join walk leader Erik in search of signs of wildlife and get fresh air.

  • Leaders: Erik, Rick
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass 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


"Snap" into photography

Are you a photography novice? Join walk leader Larry & learn to "wow" your friends with a few simple techniques.

  • Leaders: Larry, Chrystal
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, September 8

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, Peter Mc
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard 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: 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.

  • Leaders: Shawn, Andrea
  • 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, September 11

Discovery Walk

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

  • Leaders: Brian, Victor
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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: No



Saturday, September 14

Fitness Hike

Join walk leader Moaz for an aerobic workout while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature in the Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Moaz, Michael B
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Hike through History

Walk along through the Rouge River marsh and along the Lake Ontario waterfront while discussing the Human and Geographical history of the Rouge River. It’s a great place for Bird Watchers too!

  • Leaders: Michael S, Sarah
  • Time: 1:00 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, September 15

Turtles -- Nature's Ninjas!

Families will enjoy exploring the Rouge to learn about the habits and habitats of one of the Park's elusive residents.

  • Leaders: Marilyn, Michael T
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • 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: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Conifers of the Rouge

Get to know the conifers that call Rouge National Urban Park home

  • Leaders: Stephen, Cathy
  • 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



Wednesday, September 18

Canada's Urban Watershed

Join walk leader Peter for a discussion about the importance of & challenges facing the Rouge & Little Rouge rivers.

  • Leaders: Peter V, Michael S
  • 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: No



Saturday, September 21

Land use past and present

Learn how the land here has been used by humans from Indigenous Peoples, through early settlers and modern farming, to restoration being done by conservation groups and volunteers.

  • Leaders: Chantelle, Nancy
  • 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: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


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: Carolyn, Fergus
  • Time: 1:00 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, September 22

Stretch and Stride

Join Denise for a brisk hike with stoppages to lengthen muscles and learn a new breathing technique or two.

  • Leaders: Denise, Judy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Let’s Get Outside!

I wonder what we will find today? Pack your patience, water, and snacks and join Ashley as we explore nature and search for creatures that call the Rouge their home.

  • Leaders: Ashley, Andrea
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, September 25

Fall Colours

Every fall, the Rouge puts on a spectacular show. Come and enjoy this colourful event with walk leader Kathy!

  • Leaders: Kathy, 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: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, September 28

Go with the Flow

Follow along parts of the Rouge River with walk leader Geri to learn about the importance of water to the people, plants and animals of the Rouge.

  • Leaders: Geri, Markus
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Leisure hike

Join walk leader C.K. for a leisurely hike in the Park and discover/appreciate what the Park offers at the time.

  • Leaders: C.K., Conchita
  • 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



Sunday, September 29

Fall bird migration

Join walk leader Glen and watch for eagles, kestrels and hawks while they migrate through Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Glen
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


The Majestic Monarch Butterfly

Join Peter to learn about Monarch butterflies and their habitat. How many can we spot today?

  • Leaders: Peter M, Doug
  • 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No