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Date & Time:

February 20 to March 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)


Discovery Activities & Tours, Family-Friendly


At Your Leisure


Included with General Admission, Included with Membership

Event Description

Embrace the Outdoors!

Can you leap as far as the Eastern Cottontail rabbit? Identify that cool bird call? Spot animals in their winter camouflage?

Experience the beauty of our gardens as winter turns towards spring.

Through interactive components and activities, you’ll experience the sights, smells, sounds and science of the season and learn about the animals and plants that make our gardens and natural lands their home. Getting outside for a healthy dose of nature does wonders for the mind, body and soul.

Let’s enjoy and embrace the magic of nature!

  • All signage and display components are bilingual (English/French)
  • Included in your General Admission or Membership
  • Excited for spring? New seasonal programming coming to the Arboretum starting April 2. Stay tuned!

Bienvenue à InterACTION hivernale

Suis notre sentier à sens unique qui te permettra de voir les nombreuses collections de Hendrie Park et de prendre part à une interACTION hivernale. Une série d’activités familiales interactives où tout le monde relève des défis et en apprend davantage sur la nature. Nos panneaux d’interprétation bilingues vous suggèrent quelques exercices passionnants pour tous les âges, bons pour le corps et l’esprit.

Tous les panneaux et les activités autoguidées sont bilingues (français/anglais).

Discovery Activities

All activities are drop-in, and included in your General Admission or Membership

Self-Guided Stations

Daily; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Try the various interactive components and activities at each station and fully embrace the magic of nature.

Snow and Ice Discovery Display

Weekends; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by our Discovery Display to explore the wonders of snow and ice.

Guided Walk

Weekends: 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, & 2:30
Monday to Friday: 11:30 & 1:30

Join an interpreter to learn how plants and wildlife survive the winter until spring.

Available in English only.

Meeting Point: Reflecting Ponds
Limited to 20 people per walk.
  • Family of four walking through Hendrie Park Gates in winter
  • Dried Pink Rose With Snowy Background
  • Woodpecker on tree in winter
  • Rock Cotoneaster Red Berries In Snow