Urban Programs

We offer recreational programming that meets youth where they are at.  Activities are run using the wilderness areas in the communities where our youth live, such as Regent Park and the Jane-Finch corridor.  Our urban programs are shorter and less intensive than our regular programming. 

Programs include kayaking in Lake Ontario, nature hikes, scavenger hunts and more. Our programming combines group development and emotional exercises in a wilderness setting.

Our goal is to help youth connect with each other and with the urban wilderness year round.  We promote the idea that wilderness recreation can be done anywhere, not just at specialized locations or out in the wilderness.

Upcoming Programs

Art In The Park

On Saturday, May 11th 2019, we will be visiting High Park and we would love to have you join us!

We will be meeting up at High Park to spend some time hiking, playing outdoor games, and creating some nature-inspired art! Yummy snacks will be provided, along with art supplies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Program Director at shannon@canoe.org. Space is limited and participation will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Click below to register online!


Friday, June 7th is a PD Day! That means it’s time to get outside and play! Come stretch, relax, and learn some cool circus moves at Christie Pitts Park from 1pm - 4pm. This is a great chance to get outside, learn some new skills, and to meet new and old friends! No yoga or circus experience necessary. All equipment and snack will be provided at no cost. 

Campfire & Cooking 

Are you missing campfires? How about s’mores? Do you have a passion for cooking? 

Come join us on Friday, June 7th at Christie Pits for a campfire and some gourmet, fire-cooked food! This is a delicious way to learn some cooking skills and kitchen teamwork. We hope to see you there at 2pm-5pm. Remember to bring your appetite!