Tommy Thompson Park Guided Walks

At Tommy Thompson Park we are pleased to offer a wide range of guided nature walks suited to various types of park visitors. Whether you are interested in a birding walk, a general nature walk, or a family nature walk, we’ve got a walk for you at TTP!

3 photos: wetland, turtles, and bird

NATURE WALK

March 18, 2017 - 10 a.m.

Meet at Staff Booth (about a 10 minute walk into the park)
Free - No registration necessary.

Join us on a guided nature walk as we explore Toronto's urban wilderness in winter! We'll share information about the park as well as discuss what plants and animals are up to this time of year. Bundle up, put on your winter boots, and breathe in the fresh air as you explore natural park habitats against the stunning back-drop of Lake Ontario.

3 photos: wetland, butterflies, trail

Trail descriptions and routes walked

Depending on the route walked you will experience a range of trails including the Multi-use Trail, Pedestrian Trails and Nature Trails. The exact route will be determined by your walk leader. The duration of most walks is two to three hours.

Routes commonly walked include the Cell One wetland, as well as trips to the Embayment D lookout. During spring and fall migration walks also include trips to the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station (TTPBRS), where bird banding demonstrations occur.

 

What to bring

Preparation is key to experiencing a safe and enjoyable walk at Tommy Thompson Park. Please check the expected weather conditions prior to the walk that you plan on attending; it is important to dress accordingly for the weather. The following is a list of items that you are recommended to bring along on your walk:

  • Water - There are no sources of potable water in the park so please pack sufficient water in order to stay hydrated
  • Proper closed-toed footwear with good traction
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Snack
  • Binoculars
  • Field guides
  • Backpack
  • Personal medications you may require
  • Camera
  • Waterproof footwear in spring
  • Ant-proof clothing (closed-toe shoes, socks, long pants, long sleeves)

We look forward to seeing you at the next walk!



Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tommy Thompson Park is open all holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

 

Location

Tommy Thompson Park (TTP) is located at the base or foot of Leslie Street where it meets Unwin Avenue, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.


 

Weather

Lake Ontario moderates TTP?s climate, with less heat & humidity in the summer and less snow in the winter than areas immediately north. Prevailing winds are westerly, with faster speeds and greater wind chill effects. Fogs forms twice as often at TTP than the rest of Toronto.