Hiking paths galore at Toronto’s Humber Arboretum


Spring is almost here (really, don’t look out the window; just “think Spring”) and it’s finally time to switch your winter boots for some hiking boots! Hiking paths and the easy flow of the Humber River cuts through 250 acres of the Humber College’s botanical gardens, perfect for a nice fall walk of leaf peeping. The top of bank is under deer lockdown – keeping those cloven hooves away from the flowers requires an extensive system of fences and gates. Walking along the river bank you see deer tracks and if you are lucky you can see a deer go by.

The Humber Arboretum (205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto ON) was started through the initiative of Humber College horticulture students in 1977. Its purpose is to facilitate research and education, establish and maintain living plant collections, promote conservation and restoration practices, and provide a quality visitor experience. It is a joint venture of the City of Toronto, Humber College, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

The Humber Arboretum exists to establish and maintain living plant collections, demonstrate correct horticultural and arboricultural techniques, conserve and restore natural areas and wildlife, facilitate research and education, and provide a welcoming space for people to gather.

For those who say the city doesn’t have enough green space, I say take a hike!*

*I of course mean this in the most fun way possible…