Wednesday, November 1

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: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, November 4

Explore Your Senses

Join walk leader Peter and explore your senses and the natural environment of Canada's first national urban park.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Clouds

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

  • Leader: Linda
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Vista 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, November 5

Raptor Watch

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

  • Leaders: Glen
  • 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: No

Secret Lives

Join Doug to explore different bird and wildlife habitat and learn how they live and survive through all the seasons of the year.

  • Leader: Doug
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Woodland Trail
  • 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


Wednesday, November 8

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: Woodland Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Saturday, November 11

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: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 10km +
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Fast
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, November 12

Travelling Seeds

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

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tanglewood Trail
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Coyotes

Join walk leader Bruce and learn all about coyotes, including where they come from and how they survive in urban places.

  • Leader: Bruce
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Wednesday, November 15

Xplorers - Learn to Hike!

Hey kids ages 6-12 & their families! Join walk leader Marilyn & learn how your family can get ready for quality time outdoors!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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


Saturday, November 18

Forest of Trees

Join walk leader Martyn for a stroll through the forest and stop to admire and identify trees along the trail.

  • Leader: Martyn
  • 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: Yes

Mammals Preparing for Winter

Join walk leader Michael to learn about how small mammals busy themselves in the fall to prepare for winter.

  • Leader: Michael
  • 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: Yes


Sunday, November 19

Xplorers (Kids 6 -12)

Bring the kids and join walk leader Erik to venture through the woods completing tasks and activities.

  • Leader: Erik
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Reesor way
  • Meeting point: Parking lot
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

The Open Forest

With leaves on the ground, take a deeper look into the woods and see what has shown up on the scene with walk leader Richard.

  • Leader: Richard
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, November 22

Health Walk

Hiking is a great way to feel good naturally! Join Kathy for a walk in the woods and reap the benefits of healthy living.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 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: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, November 25

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

Bird Photography

Learn some photography ABCs and hike the trail in search of magical bird images with walk leader John.

  • Leader: John
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 3km - 4km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No


Sunday, November 26

Intro to Fitness Hiking

The Rouge might be your best ‘gym’ membership yet! Work your muscles with Marie on this beginner’s walk with a few hills.

  • Leader: Marie, Nancy
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Twyn Rivers
  • Distance: 5km - 10km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Ever Rouge - Evergreens

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

  • Leader: Shawn
  • 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


Wednesday, November 29

Walking for Health

Winter walking is fun! Join walk leader Peter to learn about cold weather, heart health & equipment to make cold hikes enjoyable.

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