Tree Redwing Institute

If you are the type of person who seeks ancient wisdom for optimum health and well-being,  and are curious about Ontario’s Indigenous culture, join us on our Culture & Nature Discovery Walk. You will learn about the way of life and teachings that have kept Toronto’s Indigenous People grounded and flourishing for thousands of years.

Walk in the footsteps of Toronto’s First Nation’s people
Immerse yourself in the breath-taking natural surroundings of 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.

This lively 3-hour guided walking tour will be a full-sensory learning journey.
You will:

  • SEE what life was like for these first inhabitants
  • SMELL the fragrant healing plants used as medicine & participate in a traditional cleansing smudge ceremony
  • TASTE the delights naturally plentiful to the area (your palate will be tickled!)
  • HEAR the strength and passion of their music (your musical muscle will be flexed)
  • LEARN the wisdom of their teachings and how to apply it to your own life

To participate in this experiential learning program you will require:

  1. Sensible walking shoes or light trail runners
  2. An ample supply of water
  3. Sunscreen and hat (recommended)
  4. Warm clothing
  5. Curiosity and love of learning (essential)

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, you are also positively impacting the lives of Indigenous women living in Toronto. We provide economic opportunities to this community through our partnership with the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto.
Learn more about our partnership.

Ready to order your tickets?
How to reserve your spot:
Step 1 – Review our Program Calendar, select the 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
We offer two small group (12 people max.) Culture & Nature Discovery Walks daily that 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.

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

Four Member Family Pack (Two Adults & Two Students/Youth/Children) – $200
Adults – $95
Seniors (65+ years) – $85
Students (16 – 21 years) – $85
Youth* (6 – 15 years ) – $45
Children* (3 – 5 years) – $15

All purchases are subject to HST.

* Children & Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.