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High Park Staycation

New dates added!

All dates on offer need to be booked at least 14 days in advance. If you would like to book within 14 days of your visit, please email

These programs are 2 hour outdoor nature experiences for up to 9 people.

We're taking bookings for select Tuesday & Thursday evenings this Fall. Choose from the following time slots: 4:30 - 6:30pm, 5-7pm, or 5:30-7:30pm.

High Park Staycations are small group outdoor adventures which provide a mixture of learning, fun & relaxation. These programs are an alternative way to gather with loved ones in nature this fall & winter, while also adhering to social distancing regulations.

Staycation programs can be used for:

The staycation includes:

A one hour guided hike by a nature interpreter

A HPNC nature Interpreter will lead a wander which connects to High Park's three ecosystems. We'll adapt it to make sure it's engaging for all in attendance (children, youth, and adults). You'll build your relationship with local plants and animals, and take part in fun, safely distanced activities along the way.


A one hour campfire in our garden

We'll have a campfire ready upon your return from the hike in our beautiful restoration garden, OURSpace. Here you will have an hour of self-directed time to picnic (roasting snack add-ons available) and explore the diversity of wildflower, pollinator and bird friends that abound in this special space in High Park. Nature Centre staff will be close by during this time and take care of the clean up. No alcoholic beverages, please!

Expectations are that groups will adhere to social distancing rules with instructors and group members, unless you're part of the same social or household bubble.

This experience can be used to celebrate a loved one's special day, or simply to share a walk, learn, and gather safely around a fire in Toronto's largest park.

Cost: $250

(for up to 9 people)

Cancellation Policies

General Cancellations

Requests made more than 14 days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee as we are charged by the registration system for cancellations).

Requests made fewer than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.

COVID-19 Related Cancellations

Unfortunately, due to our limited schedule and resources, we will not be refunding or able to accommodate make-up visits if you can not attend due to COVID-19.

Because of diligent staff health screening, there is a possibility that some days we may not have staff available to lead the program. In situations where HPNC cancels a program due to staff availability issues or inclement weather, participants will be eligible for either a make-up visit or a refund for the canceled visit.

Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

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