× HomeGet Involved Get ActiveAbout Contact Active Schools Exercise Is Medicine
<< Back

24 June 2018

Activate Aurora and Partners Invites you to
OPEN TRAILS AURORA on Sunday, June 24th, 2018.

While our trail system is always ‘open’ to the public, Activate Aurora wants to help people who are unfamiliar with the Trails system to:

  • Enjoy a stroll with family members around the Aurora Family Leisure Complex during our ‘Inter-generational Walk’ and see the activity there
  • take a walk through the Arboretum and learn from the experts why our Arboretum is so special
  • participate in an introductory ‘clinic’ with Shawn Nisbet, a Nordic pole-walking specialist & advocate of healthy physical activity in Sheppard’s Bush
  • bring your bike to the Aurora Seniors Centre for information on bike safety & maintenance and then take off with your family or friends for your own ‘trail’ ride

What you need to know:

  • There are no fees – this event is entirely free!
  • There are no rules except those that govern the courteous and safe practices encouraged on all Town trails.
  • There are no programs to register for, as it is all drop-in and enjoy.
  • There are no reasons at all not to come, learn, enjoy and be active!

The Inter-Generational Walk

This walk is supported by CHATS as well as the Activate Aurora Seniors Network, including the Chartwell Residences. Please come to the north parking lot of the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) at 135 Industrial Pkwy N, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4 and enjoy the mobility-friendly asphalt paved sections of the trails. Additional parking and trail access is available at the AFLC south parking lot as well.

Location: North Aurora Family Leisure Complex Trails

Time: 1 to 3 PM

Parking/ Access: North or South AFLC Parking Lots.

Map: https://goo.gl/TpBP4E


Nordic Pole-Walking Clinic

Join Shawn Nisbet at Sheppard’s Bush for a free orientation to Nordic pole walking and its benefits. A limited number of poles are available for demonstration. Shawn will inspire you with her knowledge skill and expertise in the hopes that you will adopt a new and active lifestyle.

Location: Sheppard’s Bush

Time: 1st Instruction – 9:30 am, Walking session – 10:30 am, 2nd Instruction – 11:00 am

Parking/Access: Sheppard’s Bush Northeast Parking lot

Map: https://goo.gl/173vfG

Arboretum Walk

Visit the Arboretum and see why this area of the trail system is so special. You will meet Arboretum members and experts who will answer your questions as you receive interesting information about the Arboretum. Then, take your time and stroll through the sanctuary at your leisure.

Location: Aurora Arboretum

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Parking/ Access Drop-Off and parking at South end of Aurora Family Leisure Complex – Follow the signs.

Map: https://goo.gl/3WsRYS

Bike Aurora

Bike Aurora will present a bike safety and maintenance clinic in cooperation with Trek Bicycle Store of Aurora at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre parking lot and grounds. Bring your family and your bike, or just come and discuss your bike needs with experts. Enjoy bike demos, including e-bikes. We will have trail maps for you, in case you’d like to take a trail ride through the trails and enjoy the system. Please note that this is not a supervised ride – it is simply an opportunity for you to learn about and use the trails for your biking pleasure.

Location: Aurora Seniors’ Centre Parking Lot

Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Parking/Access: Aurora Seniors’ Centre and Town Hall Parking lot.

Map: https://goo.gl/kJbxeQ

Scavenger Hunt

The Hidden Aurora Scavenger Hunt is a family-friendly, never-ending game that gets you out and about  to explore Aurora’s neighbourhoods looking for secrets hidden in plain sight.

The game uses a simple web app that is available on any mobile device with a data plan (or limited use from home).

The scavenger hunt now incorporates the Arboretum’s trail system as well as those in Sheppard’s Bush. While exploring the trails, play the game and learn facts about Aurora and the Arboretum.


Uncover secrets to gain points – points give you chances to win monthly prizes.

Register early to explore over 600 secrets hidden in Aurora: www.Hidden.live