Looking for something to do for Family Day? Join on our excursion to Rouge National Urban Park!
Whether you have kids or not- what better was to spend Family Day than to do it in the Outdoors together? ActiveDays is headed to Rouge National Urban Park for a day of family friendly activities in the outdoors.
HIKING - BIRDING - CRAFTS - HERITAGE CHOCOLATE - ICE SCULPTURES - MORE!
This excursion is a short jaunt away from downtown. Come check out a whole host of activities happening especially for family day. Visit the Parks Canada web page for more details!
ActiveDays invites folks to participate in a way that feels right for them. We will have time to hike together as a group AND time for folks to take part in the activities hosted by the Park.
10:30am - Depart 34 Asquith Ave (near Yonge and Bloor)
11:00am - Arrive at Rouge National Urban Park
11:30am - 12:30pm Bird hike
12:30pm - LUNCH! Lunch is not provided. Please pack something for you and your family to eat by the fire. S'mores provided!
1:00pm-2:30 pm: Winter Rouge Family Day activities. The park has a bunch of family friendly activities to check out including snowshoeing, crafts, games, a camp fire and more!
2:30 pm - departure to Toronto
WHAT TO BRING
Lunch: If you can, bring something warm- This helps a lot in staying warm on a cold day.
A Warm Drink (optional but having something warm in a thermos to enjoy by the fire would be so nice)
Water (at least 1.5L)
Snowshoes (Available for rent at MEC- for Parkbus' 50% discount go here!)
Weather appropriate clothing- Layer up!- wool is great as a middle layer as it helps wick water away from the body and keep you warm!
Binoculars (optional) for the bird hike.
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or spend your time exploring the Family Day Events.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!
ActiveDays is made possible with the support of our partners Mountain Equipment Coop