Into the Greenbelt is a project of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, in partnership with Park People and regional Conservation Authorities to bring new Canadians into Ontario’s Greenbelt for fun, educational day trips. Eight itineraries have been developed for unique, enriching experiences in the Greenbelt. Bursaries are available for interested groups to bring their clients Into the Greenbelt. Ready to get Into the Greenbelt?  Just follow the steps below!

Choose Your Trip

To plan your outing, select one of the eight day trips below for a comprehensive itinerary and step-by-step planning guide. You will also find downloadable materials to make organizing your trip a breeze!

Please arrange the dates and logistics of your trip with your Greenbelt destination of choice.

Apply for Funding

A $400 bursary is available for 25 organizations towards the cost of a trip. The bursary is estimated to cover at least half of the expenses of a trip for a group of 25-40 people and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply for a bursary here!


Download Resources and Plan your Trip

Ready to start planning and promoting your trip? We’ve got you covered. Download a promotional poster, and a checklist for what to bring to share with your clients ahead of the trip to make sure the day is a success.

If you have questions about the bursary program please contact Park People at or 416-583-5776

Choose your Into the Greenbelt itinerary from the list below!


Relaxing by the Beach 
Christie Lake, Hamilton

Enjoy a swim, a paddle, or a picnic at Christie Lake in the pristine beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve.

Birds of Prey and Barnyard Animals 
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Hamilton

Get up close with wildlife at the Raptor Center for a live birds of prey show featuring more than two-dozen live birds. After a short hike around the reservoir enjoy a picnic lunch and visit the barn to meet goats, sheep, horses, and rabbits.

Scenic Views and Wagon Rides 
Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills

Visit the beautiful Credit Valley watershed with a guided walk through the Terra Cotta Conservation Area and presentation about the protection of watersheds and water resources, followed by a tractor-drawn wagon ride to a picnic pavilion.

Nature Walks and Picnic
Kortright Centre for Conservation, Vaughan

Enjoy a presentation about Ontario’s wildlife, followed by a 45 minute interactive nature walk and the chance to see the plants and animals living in the woodlands. A picnic in a shady rest area and outdoor games follow the walk.

A Scenic Hike to the Beach
Rouge National Urban Park, Toronto 

Take a guided walk in Canada’s only National Urban Park through a peaceful trail then settle in at Rouge Beach for a picnic on the sandy shores with views of the lake and marsh.

Access Into the Greenbelt Resources

Complete Bursary Application Form