Culture & Nature Discovery Walk

Discover the rich tradition of Toronto’s Indigenous Peoples
If you are curious about Ontario’s Indigenous culture, join us on our Culture & Nature Discovery Walk. You will learn about their way of life and how to harness key cultural concepts that have kept Toronto’s Indigenous Peoples grounded and flourishing for thousands of years. What’s more, you’ll learn how to integrate these concepts into your own life and enjoy greater well-being, happiness and success.

Walk in the footsteps of Toronto’s First Nations people
We will explore the river valley that Toronto’s first inhabitants established as a trade route and called home. During our Discovery Walk we will bring to life their culture and history through the tradition of oral storytelling, food sampling, music and more.

On this lively, 3-hour guided learning journey you will:

  • SEE what life was like for these First Peoples
  • SMELL the medicinal plants and participate in a traditional smudge ceremony
  • TASTE the local food and drink naturally plentiful to the area
  • HEAR the strength and passion of their music and take part in an Indigenous music lesson with traditional instruments
  • LEARN the wisdom of their teachings and how to apply it to your own life for greater well-being, happiness and success

We offer exclusive, small group (9 people max.) walks that begin at the front doors of Old Mill subway station and walk South to Lake Ontario.

Good for you and good for Toronto’s Indigenous women
When you choose to participate in a Redwing Institute Culture & Nature Discovery Walk, not only are you enhancing your own life, but you are also positively impacting the lives of Indigenous women living in Toronto.

A portion of your fee is used to fund a skills development program with Indigenous women in the community. This program ties these women back to their cultural roots in a meaningful, positive and productive way and promotes positive cross-cultural respect, partnership, relationship and understanding. Learn more about our partnership.

Four Member Family Pack
(Two Adults/Seniors & Two Students/Youth) – $197
Adults – $107
Seniors (65+ years) – $97
Students (16 – 21 years) – $77
Youth* (6 – 15 years ) – $47
Children* (5 years and under) – FREE
Private Groups – Available upon request

Simply send us a request at with the date that you would like to join us and, if you are a group the total number of people, and we will be pleased to reserve your spot for Spring, Summer or Fall 2020.

All purchases are subject to HST (13% tax)
* Children & Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Discovery Walk payment may be made through a variety of ways including credit card – VISA, VISA Debit, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal or electronic bank transfer (Canadians residents only).

To participate in this experiential learning program you will require:
Sensible walking shoes or light trail runners
An ample supply of water
Sunscreen and hat (recommended)
Appropriate clothing for the season
Curiosity and love of learning (essential!)

Ready to secure your place?
To secure your place in one of our programs, simply select the date and time that you would like to join us and then email us at or call 416-894-9622 to find out about availability and to arrange payment.

Culture & Nature Discovery Walks are 3-hours in length. The Walk begins at the front doors of Old Mill subway station and ends at Lake Ontario. Public transit is accessible at the Walk end point to the subway by bus or to the downtown core by streetcar. You will need to bring the appropriate transit fare. Alternately, you may be picked-up at the end of the walk by taxi/Uber or private driver.

Our walks run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. We encourage you to read our etiquette & cancellation policy.