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, September 16

Passion and Poetry Writer Julia Bennett guides us through literary expressions of the park’s natural beauty.

Sunday, October 7

Trees in the Fall With naturalist and story teller Terry Fahey.

Sunday, October 21

Autumn Splendour Photo-Buff Walk Bring your camera or photo device and shoot nature’s colourful glory with High Park photographer David Allen.

Sunday, November 4

Geological Wonders and Origins Frank Remiz, writer, researcher and student of geology, unearths the secrets of the park’s topography and geological history.

Sunday, November 18

Art of the Park A trek around the many sculpture sites in the park with art teacher Grace Petrucci.

Sunday, December 2

Architecture of the Park

Mark Ellwood tours the diverse architectural styles of High Park.

Sunday, December 16

Holiday Hike An informal stress-relieving holiday outing. A brisk but casual social walk ending with hot cider at Colborne Lodge.


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, October 20, 1.30-3pm - Unbe-leaf-able Fall Colours - Family Nature Walk From the golden Sassafras leaves to the crimson hues of the Red Maples, High Park trees are stunning in the autumn. Join us to learn why most deciduous trees “decide” to lose their leaves every winter and why most conifers keep their needles. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More details

Adult Workshops

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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