Sunday December 1

The Missing Millionaire

Join Susan to learn about the mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Small, the Rouge Valley Inn owner and operator, who went missing without a trace, exactly 100 years ago …

  • Leader: Susan, Michael S.
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • 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, December 4

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, Peter V
  • 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, December 7

Breathe In…

And breath out. Join Anne and immerse your senses in the forest sights, sounds and smells.

  • Leaders: Anne, Katharina
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


The Ecological Edge

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

  • Leaders: Shawn, Peter M
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Sunday, December 8

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 – 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


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, Donna
  • 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, December 11

Good for the Body and Soul

Come explore the environmental diversity of the Rouge Natural Urban Park.

  • Leaders: Patricia, Kathy
  • 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, December 14

Listen to the Forest

Join walk leader Mike to discuss how Indigenous people might have used forest sounds.

  • Leaders: Michael S, C.K.
  • 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: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


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, Larry
  • 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: No



Sunday, December 15

Trail Run

Come join Denise for some fun and fitness in the forest. Please bring your own water. (Ability level Intermediate)

  • Leaders: Denise, Ron
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 8 km+
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


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 T
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 8 km+ 
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


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, Erik
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • 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



Wednesday, December 18

Animal Winter Survival

Join walk leader Rick to find how chickadees, turtles, shrews and other wildlife survive the cold winter months.

  • Leaders: Rick, Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, December 21

Rouge National Urban Park 101

Join Colleen and learn about the nature, cultural heritage and farmland of Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leaders: Colleen, Vandana
  • 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Conifers of the Rouge

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

  • Leaders: Stephen, Glen
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • 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, December 22

Agriculture Past and Present

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

  • Leaders: Jane, 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: Yes


Exploring Biodiversity

Did you know that there are over 1700 species of flora and fauna in the Park? Join leader Michael to learn how they work together to sustain the biodiversity the Park’s ecosystem.

  • Leader: Michael B
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, December 28

Brrr… it's cold outside!

It's cold out there! How do plants and animals adapt? How do we? Join Katharina for a frosty hike where we can all learn how to warm up.

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


Nature wonders in all Seasons

Come see what Mother Nature has made in Rouge National Urban Park

  • Leaders: Conchita, Judy
  • 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: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Sunday, December 29

Adventures in the Rouge

From wildlife to enchanted forests, there’s much to discover in the Rouge. Join walk leader Richard on a great Rouge adventure!

  • Leader: Richard
  • 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No