Active Days

Exploring Together


Building Community Outdoors

The outdoors can feel far away when you live in a city, but it doesn't have to. There are adventures waiting just around the corner. ActiveDays is creating a community of people with a passion to get outdoors, explore, learn and have fun together. Our philosophy is simple; to disconnect from city life, for a moment, and get outside. We provide programming to get you to discover new places, build skills and meet like-minded people in a collaborative environment.

ActiveDays encourages you to try something new, expand your comfort zone and/or engage in something you already love. We welcome people of all ages and experiences. We will be exploring, hiking, paddleboarding, canoeing and climbing through the parks of Ontario. We are creating a community of outdoor enthusiasts who are curious to explore and thankful for the natural world that exists around them.

Come with us and share your passion for the natural world.


TORONTO Programs

Awenda

Hike the Beaches on Georgian Bay

Hike, swim and explore some of Georgian Bay's most stunning beaches at Awenda Provincial Park

Sun, Oct 14

date(s)

$58

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

Lion's Head



Join us for an a day hike along the most spectacular section of Bruce Trail - on the cliffs of Lions Head, about 250km north of Toronto. We will hike all around the reserve, following the trail on top of the cliffs on crystal-clear blue waters of Georgian Bay.

Sat, Oct 27

date(s)

$79

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

MEC Trail Race One

Spring is Here!

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

April 29, 2018

date(s)

$19

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

MEC Trail Race 2

June Race

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

June 2, 2018

date(s)

$19

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

MEC Trail Race 3

The Summer Classic

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

July 21, 2018

date(s)

$19

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

MEC Trail Race 4

The Summer Classic

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

August 11, 2018

date(s)

$19

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

MEC Trail Race 5

The Falling Forest

Parkbus and MEC are joining forces to create the ultimate trail running experience. Parkbus will be running buses to all five of the MEC Toronto Trail Race Series

September 30, 2018

date(s)

$19

Student, Child and Senior Rates Available

Here are some of our past trips!

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Parkbus invites you to come out and explore the incredible waterfalls and glacial valleys that are closer than you think!

Rouge National Urban Park

Come join us for a self-guided hike at Rouge Urban National Park on Saturday, September 22. We’ll have a learn to hike seminar at the MEC North York store, free Parkbus shuttle service with pickups from Downtown Toronto and North York, and free snacks at MEC store afterwards.

Morningside Park

The Salmon Festival in Highland Creek is a free, family-friendly celebration of nature in the city. Now in its 7th year, The Festival attracts 2000 people who wander deep into the beautiful Highland Creek Valley to see salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Urbanites, newcomers to Canada, photographers, nature lovers and families are all invited to join!

Durham Forest

ActiveDays and Parkbus are lacing up our shoes and heading to Durham Forest for our first 2018 fun run event

Awenda Provincial Park

Hike, swim and explore some of Georgian Bay's most stunning beaches at Awenda Provincial Park

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Parkbus invites you to come out and explore the incredible waterfalls and glacial valleys that are closer than you think!

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

This is one of our favourite day trips from Toronto!

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Discover the world's largest freshwater archipelago, consisting of 30,000 islands, spectacular landscapes, the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and cultural history dating back 5,000 years.

Kortright Centre for Conservation

Tap into a Spring Tradition at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival! Join park staff on 2 hour demonstration tour and learn all about maple syrup!

Arrowhead Provincial Park

MEC, Ontario Parks and Parkbus welcome you to celebrate the Lunar New Year outdoors

Rouge National Urban Park

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Rouge National Urban Park!

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Parkbus invites you to come out and explore the incredible waterfalls and glacial valleys that are closer than you think!

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Parkbus invites you to come out and explore the late fall forest of Dundas Valley

Durham Forest

ActiveDays and Parkbus are lacing up our shoes and heading to Durham Forest for our first 2018 fun run event

Parkbus' Campfire in Christie Pits

The ActiveDays and Parkbus community are getting together in Toronto to have a great summer night outdoors. Come play, sing, have a picnic and roast marshmallows around a campfire with us. Break out of your routine, bring a picnic, your instruments, and stories.

Trip To Salmon Festival

The Salmon Festival in Highland Creek is a free, family-friendly celebration of nature in the city. Now in its 6th year, The Festival attracts 2000 people who wander deep into the beautiful Highland Creek Valley to see salmon swimming.


Joffre Lakes Group Hike

Vancouverites! Let's explore Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Our ActiveDays coordinator Walker Kitchens is in town to lead this great hike!


Awenda Provincial Park

Hike, swim and explore some of Georgian Bay's most stunning beaches at Awenda Provincial Park

Witness the Solar Eclipse

We are going to be watching the eclipse in the southern end of Trinity Bellwoods Park and bringing 50 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses with us to share. The eclipse begins at 1:10pm, peaks at 2:32pm and will be over by 3:49pm.


Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Active Days is going to the beach of Lake Simcoe to watch Perseid Meteor Shower!

Learn to Climb at Rattlesnake Point

New to climbing? Learn to climb with the experts with Southern Ontario’s best views at Niagara Escaptment!

In partnership with Overhang Adventures



Vancouver Programs


Cypress Group Hike

ActiveDays and Parkbus are lacing up our boots and heading to Cypress Provincial Park to trek through some magical forest and imposing cliffs. Just 45 minutes from the Vancouver and nestled within rolling hills, Cypress is a well-known treasure with tons of exploration opportunities.

Mon, July 2

Sun, Sep 2

Group Hike

Alice Lake Hike

Alice Lake contains a network of hiking trails perfect for those looking to get outdoors for a nice walk. The Four Lakes Trail offers a scenic easy hike that loops around the park and passes lakes, creeks, and groves of Cedar, Hemlock, and Douglas Fir trees.

Sat, June 16

Sat, August 25

Group Hike

Golden Ears Hike

We will be hiking the Golden Ears Canyon Trail to enjoy all the beautiful rivers, lush forests and landscapes that this beautiful park has to offer!

Sat, July 21

Group Hike

Garibaldi Park Hike

Garibaldi Provincial Park’s towering 2,678 metre peak can’t be missed. Combined with diverse vegetation, snow-capped mountains, rich geological history, iridescent water and abundance wildlife, Garibaldi Lake showcases a stunning, glacier-fed lake that sits 1,450m high surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, and volcanic structures.

Sat, August 18

Group Hike

Perseids Meteor Shower

Active Days is heading up to Cypress Provincial Park to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower. This year, the Perseids are shaping up to be special, as a new moon will create a particularly dark sky.

Sunday, August 12

Group Activity

Joffre Lakes Hike

This is one of BC’s most beautiful hikes. Joffre Lakes features three exquisite lakes with turquoise water, breathtaking views, and majestic glacial peaks surrounding your every move.

Sat, August 4

Group Hike





MEET ACTIVEDAYS COORDINATOR: WALKER KITCHENS




Walker Kitchens is ActiveDays Program Coordinator, and he loves learning outdoors. Childhood summers spent outside in Ontario and Newfoundland fostered a deep curiosity within him that continues to grow. This desire to explore led him abroad. After two years of working as a facilitator in Cambodia and India, Walker has returned home to Toronto keen to venture back into the Canadian environment.

Knowledge sharing and community building energize him and he is excited to help build a community that is eager to share ideas, stories and skills in a collaborative way. When you see him, ask him to tell you a story and make sure to share with him a passion, skill or story of your own.

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