Saturday, December 2

Social Hike

Join Doug for a social hike. Meet new people, share park stories and identify plants and wildlife together!

  • Leader: Doug, 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: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • 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: 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: No


Sunday, December 3

Learning Trees

Join walk leader Richard to look at 5 tree species & learn about their unique traits, how they help us, & how we can help them.

  • Leaders: Richard
  • 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: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Club Parka at the Wetlands

Hey kids 3-6 years-old & your families! Join walk leader Marie in the wetlands & learn about turtles & frogs in the Rouge.

  • Leader: Marie
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • 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: No


Wednesday, December 6

Winter Walk

Winter survival is part of the Canadian tradition. Join walk leader Peter for some winter survival stories & seasonal walking tips.

  • Leader: Peter
  • Time: 9:30 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Saturday, December 9

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, Vandana
  • 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: Adults only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

Animal Winter Survival (CANCELLED)

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

  • 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


Sunday, December 10

Club Parka (for Little Hikers)

Hey parents with kids ages 3 to 6! Join walk leader Erik in search of signs of wildlife and get fresh air.

  • Leader: Erik
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • 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: No

Shining Water

Enjoy a relaxing stroll in fresh air with Doug and explore the natural environment along Lake Ontario’s shoreline.

  • Leader: Doug
  • 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: Yes


Wednesday, December 13

Holiday Traditions

Holidays have many different traditions. Share & celebrate your traditions on a tour of the Rouge with walk leader Kathy.

  • Leader: Kathy
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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


Saturday, December 16

Winter Survival

Join Larry for a walk and learn about strategies our animal friends employ for surviving the winter months.

  • Leader: Larry, Al
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • 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

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: Vista 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, December 17

Fitness

Join walk leader Nancy and exchange your treadmill for trails on a 5 or 10 km hike through the park!

  • Leader: 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


Animal Tracks

Join walk leader Glen to learn about and identify coyote, deer, rabbit and squirrel tracks!

  • Leader: Glen
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • 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


Wednesday, December 20

Xplorers: Winter Walking!

Hey kids ages 6-12 and your families! Join walk leader Marilyn and search for things normally hidden using our senses!

  • Leader: Marilyn
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • 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: No


Saturday, December 23

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: Kirushanth
  • 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: Easy
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Welcome to the Rouge

Join walk leader Judy and discover the Rouge’s panoramic views, beautiful forests, meadows and wetlands!

  • Leader: Judy
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: Yes


Wednesday, December 27

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: Orchard Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 5km - 6km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Thursday, December 28

Rouge Holiday

A hike can rejuvenate you during the holidays. Join walk leader Kirushanth and share stories of your holiday traditions.

  • Leader: Kirushanth
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 1km - 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

Friday, December 29

Hiking for Fun

Join leader Martyn for an energetic outdoors walk surrounded by nature and in the company of friendly co-hikers!

  • Leader: Martyn
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Mast Trail
  • Meeting point: Glen Rouge Campground
  • Distance: 5km - 10km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: Yes

 

Saturday, December 30

Santa Shuffle

If you're looking for a way to shake off the seasonal treats, or need a reason to trade the sofa for the trail, join Diana for this family-paced walk

  • Leader: Diana
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Vista Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo road
  • Distance: 5km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Family friendly
  • Dog Friendly: No

 

New Year, New You

2018 is almost here! Finish 2017 with a vigourous walk and along the way, share your Greatest Hits of 2017 while setting some goals for 2018!

  • Leaders: Diana
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cedar Trail
  • Meeting point: Zoo Road
  • Distance: 8km
  • Difficulty: Challenging, hills
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly: No