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 (12 people max.) tours 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
Groups – Group rates available upon request
Simply send us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and number of people in your group and we would be pleased to offer you a preferred rate.
All purchases are subject to HST (13% tax)
* Children & Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 order your tickets?
How to reserve your spot:
Step 1 – Review our Walk Schedule, select the month (from April to November), day and time you’d like to join us and click “Get Tickets Now” button.
Step 2 – Choose the number of tickets you require.
Step 3 – Complete the registration form and make a secure payment either by VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation email with detailed directions on where to meet to begin the Culture & Nature Discovery Walk.
Discovery walk schedule
Culture & Nature Discovery Walks are 3 hours in length and are offered twice per day. 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.