Day Tripping: “Choose your own adventure” at the RBG

Website makes planning your hike at the Royal Botanical Gardens easy with Google maps and photos.

Geotrail

Now there is no need to stand in front of a giant posted park trail map, trying to decide on a trail and wondering how long and hard it will be. Thanks to a partnership between the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) and software company Geotrail, the website rbg.geotrail.ca offers hikers a cool tool to help choose a trail in advance! No guessing required.

The website has an interactive tool that allows you to select preferences that suit your interests – including points of interests (water falls, bridges, wildlife…), degree of difficulty, duration, and distance – and then provides you with a selection of trails that match your criteria.

Each trail is stocked with beautiful photos to give you a sense of what you’ll see along the way. If you don’t want to use the tool, just check out the complete list of trails. Each trail page contains key information – a description of the trail with some interesting information, directions and maps to the trailhead and you can even email the map to your smart phone or download the location to your GPS. Love it!

Dogs are welcome at the RBG. Just be sure to keep your pooch on a leash and clean up after them.

Have fun choosing your own adventure again and again!

Visit rbg.geotrail.ca for more information. Royal Botanical Gardens (google map)

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