The Humber Arboretum provides nature connection in the heart of North Etobicoke. Visit 100 hectares of public gardens and natural areas and take part in nature camps, community events, field trips, and other programming offered through the Centre for Urban Ecology.
The grounds of the Humber Arboretum are free to visit, and are open to the public every day during daylight hours. Connected to Humber College North Campus, the Humber Arboretum exists as a unique tri-partnership between Humber College, the City of Toronto, and Toronto and Region Conservation. Visit the public gardens located by the main entrance, then head out on the trails to explore the meadows and woodlands, and to take a stroll along the West Humber River.
Before your visit, you may want to head to the “Explore > Self-Guided Activities” section of our website to download a trail map.
CURRENT STATUS: You are welcome to visit with your household to explore the gardens and trails on your own (please follow all current physical distancing and public health guidelines from the province and the City of Toronto). At this time the Centre for Urban Ecology remains closed, but in the near future we hope to once again be able to offer free events for the community such as themed tours, bird walks, and in-person gardening workshops. Please note that while the Centre for Urban Ecology is closed, washrooms are also not available. If you would like to contact us, email is preferred at this time.
VIRTUAL SUMMER NATURE CAMP
Aimed at kids ages 6 to 11, Virtual Summer Nature Camp with the Humber Arboretum offers mornings full of fun and engaging online programming promoting curiosity and nature connection. Through games, challenges, and activities campers will learn about the natural world and discover new ways to explore outdoors.
Every week of camp will include get-to-know-you and icebreaker games, nature journaling activities, nature mysteries to solve, fun games and activities that help develop observation skills and a deeper awareness of nature, and time for campers to share their own nature discoveries. Other activities will explore the weekly theme:
- Arboretum Adventures (July 5 to 9)
- Growing Up Gardeners (July 12 to 16)
- Rivers and Ravines (July 19 to 23)
- Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (July 26 to 30)
- Powerful Pollinators (August 3 to 6, short week with reduced fee)
- Wilderness Survival Skills (August 9 to 13)
- Nature Detectives (August 16 to 20)
- Sensational Senses (August 23 to 27)
- Birds, Birds, Birds (August 30 to September 3)
Camp costs $110 per family/device per week (siblings may share a screen).
Visit the “Learn > Nature Camps” section of our website, or explore our listings below to learn more.
NATURE DAY CAMP
Watch for updates on in-person Winter Nature Camp, March Break Nature Camp, and Summer Nature Camp to return in 2022.
While the Centre for Urban Ecology remains closed, the Humber Arboretum continues to offer free virtual events, such as the bi-weekly Nature Exchange and virtual workshops with the Etobicoke Master Gardeners. Check our event calendar and listings below for more information.
Does your family use the free iNaturalist app? Upload sightings from your visit and help contribute to the Humber Arboretum Atlas project!
Visit the “Explore > Self-Guided Activities” section of our website to learn more.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
The Humber Arboretum offers hands-on, curriculum-connected field trip programming for K-12. Watch for updates on potential fall offerings in keeping with public health guidelines.