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Royal York +Ravenscrest +West Deane 14 km (12/28/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Royal York Subway Station (street level entrance on Royal York Rd)
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Dec 28 2023  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Dec 27 2023 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 3.25 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


DISTANCE: about 14 km

PACE: about 4.5 km/h



This will be a new route for me.
This is mostly a there and back hike. We will start and end at Royal York Subway Station

Our hike will pass thru these parks: (I have not hiked most of these parks, so we will probably do some exploratory reconnaissance!)

  • Tom Riley
  • Echo Valley
  • Hampshire Heights
  • Ravenscrest
  • West Deane

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 953159

Required Items to Bring:
  • PROPER ICERS with sharp metal points to dig into the ice
    - keep icers in your pack during the winter months.
  • no icers? see next item
  • bring your OHIP / health card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the Royal York Subway Station (street level entrance on Royal York Rd)
See below for map and picture of starting location




photo credit for pine trees vanishing point on the Saigeon Trail in Richmond Hill: Arnie

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine, but not severe thunderstorms

Ensure you arrive before the start time, we will start promptly at the start time.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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