Wednesday, October 2

Flowers

Discover this season’s floral displays on a guided wildflower walk with Kathy!

  • Leaders: Kathy, Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 5 km – 6 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, October 5

Fall Colours

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

  • Leader: Diana
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Travelling Seeds

Join walk leader Diana on the trail to observe interesting ways plants transport their seeds from place to place!

  • Leader: Diana
  • 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, October 6

Budding Naturalist

Join walk leader Martyn and get outdoors to explore the natural environment.

  • Leaders: Martyn, Peter M
  • 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


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, C.K.
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, October 9

Wild Interdependence

Join Peter to explore how plants and animals work together to prosper in their environment. What would happen if one disappeared?

  • Leaders: Peter V, Michael S
  • 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: No



Saturday, October 12

Introduction to Hiking

Always wanted to try hiking? Join walk leader Sarah to learn about how to start, and all the great benefits that come with hiking.

  • Leaders: Sarah, Chantelle
  • 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


Step Into Fall

Join Doug to talk about the health of the rivers and forests and enjoy the beautiful colours of fall.

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



Sunday, October 13

Fungi and Mushrooms

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

  • Leaders: Richard, Glen
  • 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


How Animals Hear

Join walk leader Mike to discover and discuss animal ear adaptations and hearing range.

  • Leaders: Michael S, Marilyn
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • 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



Wednesday, October 16

Stretch and stride

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

  • Leaders: Denise, 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, October 20

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: 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: Yes


Fall Colours

Join walk leader Michael and enjoy the park's beautiful fall colours and learn what causes leaves to go from green to yellow and red.

  • Leaders: Michael T, Shawn
  • 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



Wednesday, October 23

Nature's paintbrush

Come explore the Fall Colours at the Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Patricia, Jennifer
  • 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, October 26

Calling all Rouge Rookies!

New to Canada's first National Urban Park? Join walk leader Markus to learn what the Rouge has to offer and how to discover the magic it has to offer.

  • Leaders: Markus, Donna
  • 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


Wonderful Wetlands

Join walk leader Michael to learn about the Beare Wetlands, where habitat has been created for birds, turtles & other wildlife.

  • Leaders: Michael B, Larry
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, October 27

Where does your food come from?

Join Colleen and learn about why it is so important to protect Toronto's very last farms and class 1 soils - the rarest and richest soil in Canada!

  • Leaders: Colleen, Rick
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – TallgrassTrail
  • 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: Yes


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, Ashley
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 10 km+
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No



Wednesday, October 30

Fall Forest

Join walk leader Fergus to learn about common trees and changes taking place as the forest prepares for winter.

  • Leaders: Fergus, Carolyn
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes