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, January 7

A New Year's Stroll Explore the park's winter landscape, searching out areas of particular natural interest.

Sunday, January 21

Winter Survival: Hiders, Hibernators and Hightailers Naturalist, outdoors-man and nature photographer Pat Parent shows how the park and its plant, bird and animal residents make it through the winter.

Sunday, Feb. 4

Trees in the Winter Don Scallen shows how trees survive winter and how to identify them.

Sunday, Feb. 18

The Naked Trees of Winter Learn more about trees in winter with Toronto Urban Forestry

Sunday, March 4

High Park Through the Ages Local history buff Dave Berndorff traces the evolution of well-known spots in the park from original settlement to the present.

Sunday, March 18

Grenadier Pond Awakens Spring brings big changes to Grenadier pond and the pond centres much of the local ecosystem. Senior Aquatic Ecologist Christine Tu-Parker connects the activity.

Sunday, April 8

My Favourite Trails Visit some of High Park's special places with Councillor Sarah Doucette.

Sunday, April 22

Spring Photo Buff Walk Professional photographer David Allen helps you frame the best seasonal images. Bring your camera, iPad or other photo device.


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.



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


Adults: $50 by Jan. 7, $60 after

Seniors: (ages 60+): $44

Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:30–3:00pm - Sleeping Skeletons of High Park - Family Nature Walk

Come explore High Park’s “Sleeping Skeletons” such as our majestic Oaks, hardy Maples and whimsical Willows. Learn how to ID trees during their winter dormancy by studying their buds, twigs and bark.

More details

Sunday, Jan. 28, noon-4pm - Winter Tree ID Workshop - Adult Workshop

More info & Registration

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:30–3:00pm - Amazing Animal Adaptations - Family Nature Walk

Come explore the amazing adaptations the animals in High Park have that help them survive during our harsh Canadian winters.

More details

Saturday, Feb, 10, noon-4pm - Lichens Workshop - Adult Workshop

More info & Registration

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


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