Sunday, October 1

Fall Colours

Join walk leader Peter and learn about how trees adapt to seasonal change and put on a colourful show for us!

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

River meets Lake

Join walk leader Judy & enjoy beautiful Lake Ontario’s waterfront and Rouge Marsh, home to a diversity of wildlife.

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, October 4

Birds and Beasts

 Join walk leader Al to find out about all the different species living in the Rouge River Valley.

  • Leader: Al 
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 5Km - 6Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, October 7

Fall Colours

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

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1Km – 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Sunday, October 8

Fields of Gold

Join walk leader Martyn for a tour of fields awash in yellow Goldenrod flowers & learn about the critters that live in them.

  • Leader: Martyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, October 11

Canada’s Pests

 Insects have been known to drive people & mammals crazy! Join Peter & examine their patterns, purpose & hear tips to live with them.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking Lot
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, October 14

Welcome to the Rouge

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

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


Xplorer’s: Autumn Clues

 Join Marilyn on a scavenger hunt! Can you spot a nest that’s done its job? See insects bedding down? Identify birds and whether they stay or head south? Your family will enjoy discovering the world around you!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, October 15

Fall Forest

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

  • Leader: Bruce
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

Winter Tree Identification

 A tree species can be identified without its leaf! Walk leader Shawn will share the key to identifying tree species in winter.

  • Leader: Shawn 
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, October 18

Family Fitness

 Hiking is a fun & healthy way to spend family time together. Join walk leader Kathy for a fun Rouge outing!

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, October 21

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!

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Rouge Beach
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Step into Fall

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

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs 
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sunday, October 22

Learning Photography

 Bring your camera or smart phone & explore the park's trails with walk leader Roger. Be inspired & make cool wall art.

  • Leader: Roger
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Learning from the Landscape

 Join Michael to appreciate the park's landscapes & learn about the natural processes & human actions that have shaped them.

  • Leader: Michael
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, October 25

Discovery Walk

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

  • Leader: Brian
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5Km - 6Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, October 28

Fitness in the Forest

 Join walk leader Vandana for a hike to get your heart rate up while appreciating nature in the Rouge!

  • Leader: Vandana
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 10Km+
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No

Clouds

 Join walk leader Linda and learn how clouds are formed and about different cloud types.

  • Leader: Linda
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Sunday, October 29

Club Parka

 Hey kids 3-6 years-old & your families! Join walk leader Marie for a fun adventure in Rouge National Urban Park!

  • Leader: Marie
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Looking for Fungi

Join walk leader Larry and Richard in search of fungi, the foundation of our forests and much of life on this planet.

  • Leader: Larry and Richard
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 1Km - 5Km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No