Enjoy the summer vibe right on campus

Whether you are on a school break or taking courses to finish your program earlier, endless summer activities are waiting for you to discover. Plus, it’s not like the weather will stay like this forever, especially in an cold country like Canada.

Summer is a great time to enjoy all this time of year has to offer. With the Humber Arboretum on campus, you can still savour the sunlight even if you have classes and tasks to do. So, take a virtual tour with us to see what you can do at this 250-acre garden in the summer.

Take a walk

Picture of a trail at the Humber Arboretum.

Photo via Humber Arboretum

Whether you want a trail that offers stunning views of the picturesque ponds or one with a calming atmosphere, Humber Arboretum has them all.

As the home to many unique varieties of plants and animals, you will discover some one-of-a-kind species that won’t be found naturally occurring anywhere else in the country. Alongside the peaceful natural atmosphere, you’ll find yourself immersed in a sanctuary of biodiversity, where each step reveals new wonders waiting to be explored.

Go birdwatching

Picture of a yellow bird at the Humber Arboretum.

Photo via Humber Arboretum

Did you know that there are over 410 different types of birds in the GTA? Visitors to the Humber Arboretum have reported seeing over 150 of them at least once.

Located at the east of the Arboretum’s main entrance – past the Garden of the Rising Moon and across from Humber College’s T Residence building – the Tranquility Bird Garden offers a natural haven for our little feathered fellows. During the summer, it is always relaxing to stand in the garden while listening to the orchestra of bird melodies. It makes me feel like all my stresses disappear, leaving just a revitalizing soul full of energy.

Picture of the Tranquility Bird Garden at the Humber Arboretum.

Photo via Humber Arboretum

But you don’t have to always come to the garden to enjoy this nature’s orchestra. Humber Arboretum also provides a guideline to create your own bird garden.

Attend a gardeners’ workshop

Picture of two gardeners taking care of the soil.

Photo via Humber College

If you want to enjoy the sun without feeling guilty about not being productive, taking a gardening workshop at the Humber Arboretum presents itself as a great idea.

Partnering with Etobicoke Master Gardeners, Humber Arboretum offers the Eco-Garden Community Workshop Series throughout the year. These workshops are held on the weekend to teach participants various gardening techniques. The topic ranges from growing your own food, indoor plants, trees and shrubs, and so many more.

All the events are free to attend, so register now before it is too late!

Learn about nature

Picture of a person taking a picture of a leaf at the Humber Arboretum.

Photo via Humber Arboretum

While embracing yourself in nature, you may find yourself wondering, “What is the name of this species?” or “When do the migratory birds arrive and leave?” Then, you’ll quickly take out your phone and do a quick Google search. Little do you know this action can contribute greatly to creating healthy communities and thriving nature.

Humber Arboretum has developed multiple free platforms to record the wild species you encounter during your visit. This not only broadens your knowledge but also helps researchers collect the necessary data that will have a real-world impact.

Simply enjoy the vibe

Picture of the Humber Arboretum.

Photo via Humber Arboretum

I like summer: the sun is out, school is over and the weather is nice enough for me to get outside.

On a warm sunny day, you can come to the garden with your friends and catch up. Then, you guys might want to take some pictures of the beautiful scenery. After finishing lunch, it’s always ideal to have a nice little walk along the trees to enjoy the summer vibe.

GIF of a person enjoying their time laying down in the grass.


Whether you are enjoying some fun in the sun or leveraging your skill sets, we hope that you can have the best summer of your life. One that you’ll share with your friends with excitement and enthusiasm when the fall semester comes, and with us on social media @shareignite.

Enjoy the ride!

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