What you'll do
Trinity Bellwoods Park, in the heart of the Queen West area, is an extra special landmark, as it's the home of the famous white squirrel—finding them elsewhere in the city is virtually impossible. The thing is this: without the inside scoop, finding a white squirrel can be tricky. We’ll wander through the park in search of a celebrity squirrel, and will hopefully have the opportunity to snap photos of it in action. You'll get a copy of my adorable hand-drawn white squirrel map to keep. We can use it to help us find these critters in the park. I'll demonstrate tips and tricks to attract squirrels and we'll use binoculars to help us on this mission. While we wander, I'll provide little-known facts on this rare creature and can offer historical information about the park. We'll be sure to make time for a coffee/snack from a local squirrelly coffee shop as well. Note #1: No squirrels will be harmed in this experience! We'll be leaving them in their natural habitat. We will have the opportunity to take photos of them, and a photo of the white squirrel is a special photo, indeed. Note #2: While finding the white squirrel is highly likely, it is not guaranteed. But, even if we don't get to catch a glimpse of the squirrel, you will leave with all the tools and insight necessary to try again, later.
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I was born and raised in Toronto and, having lived in the west end for 14 years, I've spent a lot of time in Trinity Bellwoods Park. I'm fascinated by the park's wildlife and history, and most importantly, I have a very high success rate when it comes to spotting the white squirrel. When not enjoying park space, I work on art projects, make books, and teach piano.
Binoculars and map I'll lend out squirrel-hunting binoculars and you'll get to keep a copy of an adorable hand-drawn white…
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Where you'll be
We'll spend time in Trinity Bellwoods Park: a lovely park at the heart of the trendy Queen West area. Aside from meandering through the park, we might spend a little time on nearby streets and in hidden laneways. Our journey will bring us to a white squirrel street and to the white squirrel's favorite coffee shop.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 3 guests of all ages can attend. We will be walking in a park most of the time
Bring a camera to snap photos. If it's rainy, bring rain gear. If interested in a day or time not listed, please contact me. Note: squirrels will not be harmed in this hunt.
Search For Celebrity Squirrel in a Park
€25 / person
€25 / person