Free guided walks - January schedule

Rouge National Urban Park

Guided walks may be cancelled without notice in inclement weather.

Saturday, January 13 - cancelled

Winter in the Rouge

Join Marie to discover why the colour “red” is very important for our wildlife in winter.  

  • Leaders: Marie, Richard
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Central Trail
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7445 Elgin Mills Rd E, Markham – parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Families
  • Dog Friendly

 

Sunday, January 14 - cancelled

Ecosystem management in the Rouge

Trek through Rouge National Urban Park with walk leader Carolyn and learn what was done to maintain healthy ecosystems.

  • Leaders: Carolyn, Anne G.
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Tallgrass Trek
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7277 14th Avenue, Markham - oTENTiks (A-frame cabin)
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults
  • Dog Friendly

 

Saturday, January 20

Photography and iNaturalist Walk

Become a citizen scientist and investigate all the wild things in the Rouge! Join walk leader Gary on a slow investigative photography walk.

  • Leaders: Gary, Geri, Courtney
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Monarch Trail
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7277 14th Avenue, Markham - oTENTiks (A-frame cabin)
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Age Range: Adults
  • Service dogs only

 

Sunday, January 21

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!

  • Leaders: Richard, Markus
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Northeast Trail
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7445 Elgin Mills Rd E, Markham – parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Families
  • Service dogs only

 

Saturday, January 27

White-tailed Deer

Join Brian in search of white-tailed deer tracks and other deer clues. You’ll be surprised how many call the Rouge home! Please note that we do not guarantee white-tailed deer will be seen on the walk.

  • Leaders: Brian, Michael T., Katharina
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Tanglewood Trail
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7277 14th Avenue, Markham - oTENTiks (A-frame cabin)
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, possible hills and/or stairs
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Families
  • Service dogs only

 

Sunday, January 28

Introduction to Winter Hiking

Always wanted to try hiking in the winter? Put on your boots and join walk leader Sarah to learn about the basics and all the great benefits that come with hiking.

  • Leaders: Sarah, Judy
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Harvest Trail
  • Transit Accessible: No
  • Meeting point: 7445 Elgin Mills Rd E, Markham – parking lot
  • Distance: 1 km – 5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
  • Pace: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Age Range: Adults
  • Service dogs only

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