CANCELLED – Winter Wander

***Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) regrettably announces the cancellation of this event to proactively protect visitors, and all who would be in attendance, from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19.***

 

Thank you for your interest. This event is now fully booked. Please see our calendar for additional upcoming events.

 

Winter trees and shadows

Bundle up and step outside to appreciate winter in Toronto’s urban wilderness. After gathering at the Tommy Thompson Park Nature Centre, we will explore for winter signs of animals, identify plants as they appear in winter when their flowers can’t guide us, and take in the landscape only winter brings! If you have binoculars, bring them – we’ll keep our eyes open for migratory birds who can only be found at Tommy Thompson Park in the winter months.

Milkweed covered in snow
Winter tracks in the snow
Winter scenery with Dogwood

We will also showcase amazing hidden features that make Tommy Thompson Park so special, highlighting what we’ve been doing to protect the park against major threats such as Asian Carp species.

This event will run rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather. If the event needs to be cancelled due to extreme conditions, all registrants will be notified by email the morning of the walk by 7 a.m.

Who is it for?

This event is for both adults interested in learning about the natural world around them, and families wanting to kick off March Break.
The hike will be moderate in difficulty and will travel over uneven surfaces. This event is suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Go to Registration Page

If you require an accessibility accommodation, please contact Emily Rondel at emily.rondel@trca.ca 7 days before the event.

Urban Herb Walk

A trail through a meadow at Tommy Thompson Park in the autumn. Photo by Amanda Kohler.

Photo by Amanda Kohler

Join Traditional Herbalist Meaghan McLaughlin to discover the hidden treasures of medicinal plants that grow in our city.

November 9, 2019, 11AM- 1PM
Meet at Park Entrance

Register online – pay what you can – suggested contribution of $20.

Register Online

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required

Bird Walk

Join us and discover Toronto’s Important Bird Area!

Swans in flight
Bird on a brick
Swans in flight

Tommy Thompson Park is an amazing spot for bird watching: 326 species of birds have been recorded here, including more than 55 breeding species.

The park is an important stopover during migration for many bird species that need to rest and refuel to continue their journey. In addition to many species of songbirds, the park also plays host to migrating raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds.

  • BYOBinoculars
  • Meet at park entrance
  • Registration not required