Walking Tours, Talks, Workshops & Nature Hikes

Bob Yukich

A variety of walking tours, hikes, talks and workshops are offered in High Park:

Free Sunday Walking Tours

- High Park Walking Tour Committee

Family Nature Hikes, Talks & Workshops

- High Park Nature Centre

Sunday Education Sessions (winter only)

- High Park Stewards

See also: Savannah Plants Guide




Download the 2018 Sunday Walking Tours brochure

Follow us on @HighParkWalks

When: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, including holidays.

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Where: Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park.

Walks may go on wooded trails, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Walks are led by volunteer scientists, historians, and local naturalists who will help you to understand and explore High Park’s many significant features. Walking Tours are volunteer-led with the support of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Karen Yukich


Sunday, July 22

Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies

Popular science teacher and writer Don Scallen shares his knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Very hands-on and interactive. A favourite with children.

Sunday, August 5

Insects and Their Habitats

Entomologist Taylor Leedahl uncovers the elusive insect residents of High Park.

Sunday, August 19

Wildflowers and Grasses of the Oak Savannah

High Park Stewards tour natural restoration sites, explaining the work being done to return the park’s plant life to its original beauty.


High Park Nature Centre

Family walks are great for all ages! No pre-registration necessary. Walks are led by staff of the High Park Nature Centre.

All walks meet at the High Park Nature Centre at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive unless special instructions are given. More information.

All Family Nature Walks are supported by Toronto Field Naturalists.

Adult workshops are aimed at an audience looking to learn more about nature. No previous knowledge is required!

Registration is required for all workshops.

Questions and more information: naturecentre@highpark.org or call 416-392-1748. Our Office Hours are between 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. More information.



Recommended donation $2-$5 / person or donate-what-you-can. No registration required unless indicated.


Saturday, September 22, 1.30-3pm - All You Need is Bugs - Family Nature Walk Autumn butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets and blister beetles, oh my! High Park is a haven for so many creepy crawlies and fantastic fliers. Come explore the amazing world of bugs and learn facts such as what makes an insect different from a bug. You’ll discover some of the reasons why bugs are so incredible, how important they are to the ecosystem, as well as have a chance to see some up close and personal. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More details

Wild Bee Buzz Talks

Urban Bat Walks

High Park at Night: Summer Star Party

Check the High Park Nature Centre calendar for more details!

For more events within and outside High Park, see Other Groups & Events


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