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, June 3

Seeing Toronto’s Oak Savannah Through History Led by Joanne Doucette.

Sunday, June 17

Plants and Flowers

Naturalist Ron Luft leads a trail walk through the spring flora, exploring natural and restored areas..

Sunday, July 8

Invasive Plants and Animals Led by Stephen Smith.

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.


Adults: $50 - $60

Seniors: (ages 60+): $44

Saturday, June 9, 1:30 to 3:00 pm - Know Your Nature - Family Nature Walk See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-16 year olds of the High Park's Eagles Youth have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of the coolest nature in High Park. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More details

Sunday, June 17, 2:00 to 5:00 pm - Intro to Landscape Drawing in the High Park Savannah - Adult Workshop Enjoy a nature-filled afternoon in High Park drawing the stunning Black Oak Savannah. Participants will learn the fundamentals of landscape composition and classic drawing techniques using dry media, while finding inspiration in the natural surroundings. Each student will receive individual attention from art instructor Alan Li. Beginners are welcome! The hike is moderate in difficulty. Inclement Weather date: Sunday, June 24th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM. More information and materials to bring Early Bird: $45 (Must register at least three weeks in advance), Regular: $50, Seniors (age 60+): $39

Saturday, June 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm - Know Your Nature - Family Nature Walk Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers group! We will explore woodlands and black oak savannah habitats to learn fascinating facts and connect with the nature surrounding us. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More details

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


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