Saturday, February 1

Animal Winter Survival

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

  • Leaders: Glen, Michael T
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


"Snap" into photography

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

  • Leaders: Stephen
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • 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 February 2

People of the Rouge

Join walk leader Marie and learn about more than 10,000 years of human history in the Rouge.

  • Leaders: Marie, Martyn
  • 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


Should I stay or should I go?

Hibernate or migrate? How do animals choose? Let’s find out with Ron in RNUP

  • Leader: Ron
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, February 5

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.

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • 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, February 8

Winter Wonderland

Discover the beauty of winter in the Rouge: search for animal tracks in snow & frosty evergreen trees with walk leader Jane.

  • Leaders: Jane, Colleen
  • 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Ever Rouge – Evergreens

Join walk leader Shawn in exploring the park's coniferious, or cone bearing, trees and how different these trees species really are.

  • Leaders: Shawn, Susan
  • 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: No



Sunday, February 9

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, Andrea
  • 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



Wednesday, February 12

Stories, Silence and the Web of Life

Join Katharina as we explore different ways to appreciate the trails and the park.

  • Leaders: Katharina, Michael S
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo rd
  • Distance: 5 km - 8 km
  • Difficulty: Challenging; hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, February 15

Discover the Rouge

Join walk leader CK for a walk discovering a little bit of the trail's history, geology, landscape, eco-systems, etc.

  • Leaders: C.K., 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



Sunday, February 16

From Farmland to Wetland

Join Marilyn to explore and learn more about the importance of both land forms—and others—within Rouge National Urban Park.

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Monarch Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5 km - 6 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Forest Walk

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

  • Leaders: Judy, Michael S
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Monday, February 17

Let's be Cool

Join walk leader Doug and enjoy a brisk walk through the woods to explore winter habitat of our animal friends.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • 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


Holiday Time Outdoors

Join Doug and celebrate the gift of nature while spending time with walkers, family and friends.

  • Leader: Douglas
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Orchard 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: No



Wednesday, February 19

Winter Weather – What is up there?

Join Rick to learn about Winter weather patterns and how the climate affects the land in RNUP.

  • Leaders: Rick, Donna
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No



Saturday, February 22

Winter Tracks

Join walk leader Martyn in search of prints, tracks and signs left behind by wildlife.

  • Leader: 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


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, Peter M
  • 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, February 23

Social Hike

Join walk leader Sarah for a social hike to connect with nature and make new friends in the Rouge.

  • Leaders: Sarah, Richard
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Trail
  • Meeting point: Reesor Day Use Area
  • Distance: 1 km - 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Slow
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Tractions cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Anne W, Erik
  • 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 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Wednesday, February 26

Good for the Body and Soul

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

  • Leaders: Patricia, Judy
  • Time: 9:30 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: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes



Saturday, February 29

Winter in the Rouge

Traverse the snow (or mud) and take in the beauty of Winter in the Rouge National Urban Park. Tractions cleats are advised due to possibly icy conditions.

  • Leaders: Moaz, Markus
  • 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


Winter Camping

Join Michael for a walk in Canada's First National Urban park and learn tips about winter camping.

  • Leader: Michael T
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes