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Summer camp registration opens on February 22 at 7 AM!
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks every other Saturday, 1:30 - 3 PM. The next walk is on February 24.


Upcoming Events

Feb
22
$252-$315
7:00 AM
Summer camp registration opens online today at 7:00 am Please note registration policies and other important information here.

Feb
24
By donation
1:30 PM
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! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Feb
24
$10 pp
6:00 PM
Join us to learn all about the owls of High Park! We’ll begin this event with an indoor interactive slideshow that will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto. Each family will get to dissect a real owl pellet. The second half of the workshop will be a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat, try our owl calls and (if we are really lucky) maybe see one of these amazing birds. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.  This is a family event- great for all ages! Dates: Saturday, February 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm OR Saturday, March 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm Cost: $10 / person (adults and children ages 4 and above). Children under 4 are free. We regret that hike portion of this event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Tickets are non-refundable.

Mar
3
$55 Early Bird
1:30 PM
Winter…. a time of pristine snow, sparkling icicles and frost-covered trees. So, don’t hide inside! Put down that hot drink, leave the cozy fire, and join us for a winter landscape photography workshop in the beautiful grounds of High Park. Photographer Sylvia Galbraith will host a discussion and visual presentation on the unique challenges of winter photography. Topics will include exposures & lighting, protecting your equipment from the cold, lenses & equipment for landscape photography & more. We'll explore choosing winter subjects and study creative compositions. Then we'll head outside to practice, with a fun photographic scavenger hunt included. Suitable for all skill levels and camera types. What you’ll learn: Exposure control for winter lighting How to protect your camera from the coldCreative compositions & ideasLearning to see textures and detailsUsing camera controls for abstract photosRequired supplies: Camera, any type + extra lensesFully charged batteryLots of memory card spaceWarm mitts, coat, boots & hatNotebook & penOptional: Snow pants (or wind/waterproof pants)TripodWater Nut-free snack Inclement Weather Date  At the discretion of the workshop leader, the outdoor portion of this workshop may need to be rescheduled due to severe weather such as a snowstorm, freezing rain, extreme cold alert or high winds. In this situation, the Nature Centre will email participants at least one and half hours prior to the program start time. The rescheduled Inclement Weather date for the Winter Landscape Photography is: Saturday, March 10 1:30-5:30 pm. Instructor Bio Sylvia Galbraith is a well-known landscape, documentary and commercial photographer whose photographs have won many awards over the past 30 years. She exhibits her work throughout Canada and teaches photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and the University of Guelph’s Arboretum, for all ages. Sylvia is happiest shooting in remote locations in challenging weather, and has participated in artists’ residencies in Alberta, Northern Ontario and Newfoundland. Many of her abstract landscape photographs are from these locations and will be exhibited for the first time this coming May at Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto as part of the annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Her workshops are fun and inspirational, and offer ideas and tips for photographers of all skill levels. You can see Sylvia’s work at www.sylviagalbraith.ca Pricing $55 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance) | $65 Regular | $52 Seniors (age 60+) Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.



Mar
3
$10 pp
6:00 PM
Join us to learn all about the owls of High Park! We’ll begin this event with an indoor interactive slideshow that will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto. Each family will get to dissect a real owl pellet. The second half of the workshop will be a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat, try our owl calls and (if we are really lucky) maybe see one of these amazing birds. Please bring a flashlight and dress for the weather.  This is a family event- great for all ages! Dates: Saturday, February 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm OR Saturday, March 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm Cost: $10 / person (adults and children ages 4 and above). Children under 4 are free. We regret that hike portion of this event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Tickets are non-refundable.

Mar
4
$50 Early Bird
2:00 PM
Learn all about High Park’s Birds of Prey from expert birder Emily Rondel! In this adult nature workshop you will learn: the amazing adaptations all birds of prey share, how to identify High Park’s raptors by sight and sound, how to use a field guide and binoculars to their maximum potential, and where to look for birds of prey in Toronto’s biggest park. The workshop will include a birding hike, which will take participants to some raptor hot spots in High Park. This workshop is open for all levels of birders, including beginner. The birding hike will be moderate in difficulty. Instructor Bio Emily Rondel is the Toronto Projects Coordinator for Bird Studies Canada. In this role, she plans public bird monitoring efforts within the GTA to track the diversity and health of our urban avian populations. She also provides outreach and education to create local support for Bird Studies Canada’s national efforts such as Project FeederWatch and the Christmas Bird Count. She is also the Records Councillor of the Toronto Ornithological Club.  Workshop Fee $50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance) | $60 Regular | $44 Seniors (age 60+) Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.

Mar
10
By donation
1:30 PM
Join us for a sense-ational experience: exploring the nature of High Park through our senses!  Have you ever recognized a tree by the feel of its bark or identified a bird by its song?  We will help you get to know High Park in a whole new way! This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Mar
24
By donation
1:30 PM
See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-16 year olds of the High Park Rangers have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of the coolest nature in High Park. Not to be missed! This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.
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