For many years now, English as a Second Language (ESL) group leaders have visited the Kortright Centre to introduce students to the sights, sounds and vocabulary associated with nature.

Our programs offer newcomers the opportunity explore a natural setting in their urban backyard, and to experience such distinctively Canadian activities as maple syrup making.


Upon your arrival, a guide will meet your group in the Visitor Centre.

The session will begin with a brief indoor introduction to the topic you have chosen, followed by an enjoyable and educational walk outside along one of our scenic trails.

Our guides have led many adult and junior ESL groups, and will ensure new terms and phrases are presented in a clear, concise manner.

BROWSE OUR PROGRAMS to find the one that’s right for your group.

young women explore nature trail at Kortright Centre


Regular Price

Per Class
(Up to a maximum of 30 students) (Plus HST)

Half-Day Program: $200

Full-Day Program: $375

Special Program Price

Per Class
(Up to a maximum of 30 students) (Plus HST)

Team Building and Low Ropes (full day): $400

Team Building (half day): $220

Maple Syrup (two hours): $220

School Spirit Day: $400

Material Fee

Per Class (Plus HST)

Habitat Analysis: $10

GPS/Geocaching: $15

English as second language students conduct pond study


Program bookings are unavailable at this time.


All programs must be booked in advance.

Programs are 1.5 to 2 hours long. Morning programs are from 10 am to 12 pm. Afternoon programs are from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. (These times may be adjusted slightly to accommodate your travel arrangements.)

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Kortright Centre has partnered with to make optional boxed lunches available for adult education groups. Please see below for menu selections.

We are pleased to offer ONE complimentary admission to teachers and supervisors for every 10 participating students.

Please note that most Kortright programs can be adapted for groups with special needs.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING? Call 416.667.6295 x 602 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

ESL students visit Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Centre



  • Sandwich selection: Roasted turkey, tuna salad or grilled vegetables with pesto
  • Coleslaw with vinaigrette dressing
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Whole apple

$11.99 + HST per person

Entrée Salad

  • Spring mix, beets, carrots, red onions, cherry tomatoes and cucumber, candied walnuts, berries and maple vinaigrette
  • Grilled chicken breast or marinated grilled tofu
  • Fruit salad
  • Chocolate brownie

$13.99 + HST per person


  • Lemon grilled chicken souvlaki
  • Greek pasta salad with feta cheese and oregano
  • Fruit salad
  • Baklava

$15.99 + HST per person

Beverages: All boxed lunches include one soft drink, juice or bottled water.

NOTE: Food orders must be placed at least one week prior to visit date.

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