Walks & Outings

Traditionally, TFN has offered our Members over 140 Guided Walks each year, led by knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy sharing their passion for nature. Walks happen year round, all days of the week, in all areas of the city, and cater to a wide range of comfort and fitness levels. A variety of themes are represented: nature & ecology, birding, history, geology, and many others. Members are always welcome to bring guests!

During the pandemic, as public health advisories allow, TFN continues to offer 6-9 Guided Walks per months to our Members following strong safety protocols and using an RSVP system to facilitate attendance limits and contact tracing. Sadly, we are unable to accommodate non-Members on our walks until these circumstances change.

In the meanwhile, however, we invite all Torontonians to take advantage our new Self-Guided Walks, which launched in January 2021! Check back often as new walks will be added ongoing!

Self-Guided Walk: Best 15 Minute Walk in the City - With some four-hundred identified species of wildflower, shrub, and tree to enjoy, and deep history stretching back to the earliest days of Toronto (York), this might be the best fifteen minute walk our city has to offer. Distance: 600m, circular routeDifficulty: Easy (paved path, mostly flat. One short staircase – see Waypoint #6 below)Washrooms: None Read More

Self-Guided Walk: Ecological restoration in the Don - We enjoy thinking that our walks in Toronto’s natural areas are visits to remnants of wilderness that have endured centuries of city-building. However, after 200 years of growth, there is virtually no place in our city that’s not been transformed time and time again. Much of the natural heritage you enjoy is actually the result Read More