High Park Nature

Discover the natural wonders of High Park

Toronto’s High Park is home to one of North America’s most endangered habitats: Black Oak Savannah – a remnant of the sand prairie systems that once covered much of southern Ontario.

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COVID-19 measures are in effect

Some regular programs are resuming.

Please stay on trail and avoid trampling plants while practising physical distancing.

All dogs must be on leash in High Park except in designated off-leash areas.

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Update September 2021: All on-site stewardship sessions are restricted to a few people and are by invite only for Stewards who have provided their contact info in this form. The details of each specific session will only be given to those who are registered to prevent drop-ins.

High Park is one of the few places where you can actually forget that you are in the middle of a city.

Sharon Lovett,
Leader of High Park Stewards

What's New?

High Park Stewards Newsletters pdf versions of newsletters sent to Stewards

October 2021 Due to COVID restrictions Urban Forestry is sending out invites to on-site sessions to those who were active in 2019 or have signed up to receive them since them. The general High Park Stewards email list is for…

Sightings and What's in Bloom #nature #HighPark #HighParkNature #whatsinbloom

White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: Iain Fleming

Winter Birds

Winter birds, such as this White-breasted Nuthatch, have settled in to feast on seeds and berries in High Park. Read more about winter birding in High Park »

Oak in winter. Photo: Karen Yukich

High Park in Winter

Visit High Park in winter and see what is often obscured by summer's greenery. 

Coyote in Winter. Photo: Tony Pus

Wildlife in Winter

Winter can be a good time to spot wildlife like this coyote. Read more about wildlife in winter »

Columbine.

Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Bergamot. Photo: Sharon Lovett

Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa

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Goldenrod
Solidago sp

Discover when you can find all your favourite wildflowers in bloom in Toronto's High Park.

Explore all the wildflowers of High Park, organized by colour and genus. A wealth of information at your fingertips!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer programs are operating on a limited basis due to COVID-19.

Tours, Walks, and Talks

Sunday Walking Tours and certain High Park Nature Centre programs are now operating on an in-person basis.

Responsible Use

Resources, tips and advice on how to balance recreation and taking care of nature when visiting Toronto's High Park.

You can help protect High Park
Your voice as a concerned citizen lends weight to issues that matter to you, the community and the park as a whole.

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts.

Make a difference by volunteering with High Park Stewards or the Natural Environment Committee.

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