Calendar of Events

Painting in the Park @ Tommy Thompson Park
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Painting in the Park @ Tommy Thompson Park | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Enjoy a pleasant afternoon watercolour painting en plein air in Tommy Thompson Park. Led by experienced botanical art instructor, Leslie Staples, students will be immersed in the unique beauty of the park’s urban wilderness. Students...
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ravine City Family Nature Walk @ King's Mill Park  | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Kick Back in King’s Mill Park Unplug and discover Toronto’s incredible urban ravine network. Bring the whole family for a morning of birdwatching, bug-hunting, games and activities on an inspiring walk in the woods. Space...
Richmond Hill’s Mill Pond Splash @ Mill Pond Park, Richmond Hill
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Richmond Hill’s Mill Pond Splash @ Mill Pond Park, Richmond Hill | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Held annually in the Town of Richmond Hill since 1998, Mill Pond Splash is a celebration of the Don River watershed. Through interactive displays and fun activities, visitors gain an increased appreciation for the natural...
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond @ Downsview Park | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
The tallgrass prairie is coming back thanks to the Downsview Park Tallgrass Project. To celebrate, Downsview Park is throwing a Prairie Party, an afternoon of free outdoor stewardship activities. Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond...
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Do You Know Your H20? @ Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Meet the Rouge National Urban Park team at Rouge Beach to find out how water wise you are! Join a guided walk on the Waterfront Trail, take our quiz, join and learn more about the...
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Environmental GeoTour
Explore the Museum’s 25 acres of parkland through a self-guided geocaching tour. Sign out a GPS unit and we’ll get you started on your geocaching adventure! Drop in anytime between 10am and 5pm. Cost: $2...
Hike the Headwaters @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hike the Headwaters @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Discover the headwaters of the Rouge, Don and Humber watersheds on a guided walk through this ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine property. Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone...
Farmers Market @ University of Toronto Scarborough Main Campus
Jun 7 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Farmers Market @ University of Toronto Scarborough Main Campus | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Visit the market and taste a popular dessert from our Foodies Food Truck! Take part in the Rouge Scavenger Hunt and join the Office of Sustainability in the valley for some gardening tips. This Rouge...
Bee Friendly Gardening @ Cornell Library, Learning Place A/B
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bee Friendly Gardening @ Cornell Library, Learning Place A/B | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Learn about bees and how to make your garden pollinator friendly at this family workshop! Cost: $5. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bee-friendly-make-your-garden-pollinator-friendly-tickets-34115962763 This Rouge Days event is hosted by the City of Markham and the Lake...
Park in the Dark @ Rouge Valley Drive Park
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Park in the Dark @ Rouge Valley Drive Park | Pickering | Ontario | Canada
Join us for an evening walk to learn about the animals that are waking up just as we get ready for bed. This event will run rain or shine so dress for the weather and...
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Environmental GeoTour
Explore the Museum’s 25 acres of parkland through a self-guided geocaching tour. Sign out a GPS unit and we’ll get you started on your geocaching adventure! Drop in anytime between 10am and 5pm. Cost: $2...
Jun 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Maintaining Pollinator Habitat @ St. Andrews Park | Ajax | Ontario | Canada
Help maintain Ajax’s pollinator habitat by planting native wildflowers and pulling invasive plants. High school students can receive volunteer hours for their time.
Jun 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Uncover Your Creeks @ Leno Park | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Help maintain the health of our urban watersheds with stewardship activities and water quality monitoring. Nurture wildlife habitat and become a steward of your local park! Please bring weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and a re-usable...
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond @ Port Union Library | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native species, such as Monarch butterflies, nesting songbirds and hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features. Participants will receive a free copy of...
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Environmental GeoTour
Explore the Museum’s 25 acres of parkland through a self-guided geocaching tour. Sign out a GPS unit and we’ll get you started on your geocaching adventure! Drop in anytime between 10am and 5pm. Cost: $2...
Kettle Lake Solar Boat Cruise @ Lake St. George Field Centre
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kettle Lake Solar Boat Cruise @ Lake St. George Field Centre | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Enjoy a cruise around Lake St. George aboard a solar-powered pontoon boat! Step back in time to discover how and why kettle lakes are formed. Admire the beauty of this glacial lake and the wildlife...
Kettle Lake Solar Boat Cruise @ Lake St. George Field Centre
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kettle Lake Solar Boat Cruise @ Lake St. George Field Centre | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Enjoy a cruise around Lake St. George aboard a solar-powered pontoon boat! Step back in time to discover how and why kettle lakes are formed. Admire the beauty of this glacial lake and the wildlife...
Create Your Own Herb Container @ Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Create Your Own Herb Container @ Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum | Gormley | Ontario | Canada
Join instructor Maureen O’Halloran and build your own container herb garden from a selection of 8 herbs. Fee includes pot and 8 different herbs. Please bring your own gloves. Cost: $35 per person/ $28 for...
Do You Know Your H20? @ Bob Hunter Memorial Park
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Do You Know Your H20? @ Bob Hunter Memorial Park  | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Meet the Rouge National Urban Park team along the Little Rouge Creek to find out how water wise you are! Join a guided walk, take our quiz, join and learn more about the water you...
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Love Your Lake Clean Up @ Rouge Beach | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Pick-up litter at the mouth of the Rouge River and contribute to 1 of 100 clean-ups along the shore of Lake Ontario! Register online at www.agreenerfuture.ca/love-your-lake/2017-registration/ This Rouge Days event is hosted by A Greener...
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Morningside Creek Festival @ Seasons Park | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Join a guided nature walk, plant a tree and enjoy free kids activities, food and fun at this family event! This Rouge Days event is hosted by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the City...
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planting and Clean Up @ Leno Park | Richmond Hill | Ontario | Canada
Help protect the headwaters of the Rouge River! Join us to plant native trees and shrubs and pick-up litter along a tributary of the Rouge. Leno Park is located at the corner of Woodriver Street...
Build Your Own Rustic Birdhouse @ Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
Jun 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Build Your Own Rustic Birdhouse @ Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum | Gormley | Ontario | Canada
Build a beautiful rustic birdhouse for your backyard! Fee includes all materials. Please register through WS Play with barcode 2169, online or in person at the WS Leisure Centre or WS Museum. For more information...
Do You Know Your H20? @ Bob Hunter Memorial Park
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Do You Know Your H20? @ Bob Hunter Memorial Park  | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Meet the Rouge National Urban Park team along the Little Rouge Creek to find out how water wise you are! Join a guided walk, take our quiz, join and learn more about the water you...
Astronomy Night Hike @ Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Astronomy Night Hike @ Rouge Valley Conservation Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Take a look through a telescope and learn about the stars and galaxies that are high above. To register, email your name, contact information and the number of people in your group to events@rvcc.ca. This...
Seeing Nature in a Different Light @ Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Seeing Nature in a Different Light @ Rouge Valley Conservation Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Learn what it means to be ‘crepuscular’ as we take a walk at twilight! Discover what animals are active, using sights and sounds. Stay to enjoy a campfire and roast some marshmallows! To register, email...
Bird Walk @ Rouge Beach
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk @ Rouge Beach | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Bring your binoculars and discover the waterfowl and songbirds of Rouge marsh. This event will run rain or shine so dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and sunscreen. This Rouge Days...
Rouge River Valley Walk @ Milne Park and 9th Line, Markham
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rouge River Valley Walk @ Milne Park and 9th Line, Markham | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Join Markham Deputy Mayor Heath and the Markham Environmental Advisory Committee for a walk through the Rouge valley. Markham is currently constructing a multi-use path in this area. Bring a camera to participate in the...
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Environmental GeoTour
Explore the Museum’s 25 acres of parkland through a self-guided geocaching tour. Sign out a GPS unit and we’ll get you started on your geocaching adventure! Drop in anytime between 12pm and 5pm. Cost: $2...
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Joys of a Rain Garden @ Markham Museum | Markham | Ontario | Canada
Rain gardens are beautiful outdoor spaces with a lot going on just below the surface. Be inspired by an outdoor tour while learning how to create the right rain garden for your property. Participants will...