Rouge National Urban Park

Explore one of the largest urban parks in North America, conveniently located in the Greater Toronto Area. Discover the natural wonders of Canada through the park's rich assembly of forests, creeks, farms and trails as well as marshland, a beach on Lake Ontario and human history spanning 10,000 years.  

This park is home to wildlife, including black bears. If you see an animal from a distance, please leave it alone. Do not approach it and do not run. Learn more on how to stay safe.

Parks Canada is committed to providing visitors with exceptional outdoor experiences. Remember to bring essential items such as water, snacks and sun protection.

Guided walk hike

Free guided walks

Discover the park's natural, cultural and agricultural stories with friendly and knowledgeable Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff.

Important bulletins

Closures are in effect at various locations, including Glen Rouge Campground. Visit the important bulletins page for more information.

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Hiking tips

Preparation is key for a safe, enjoyable hike. Read these tips before visiting the park. 

Visiting Rouge National Urban Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, programs, volunteering, and at-home activities.

Plan your visit

How to get here, parking availability, accessibility, facilities and services, best time to visit, the Rouge app.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, hiking tips, seasonal hazards, water safety, wildlife safety, and visitor guidelines.

About Rouge National Urban Park

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.

Culture and history

History, archeology, cultural landscape, and agriculture.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, management plan, advisory committee, partners, news, park establishment milestones, realty services and contact us.

Indigenous connections

Indigenous history and connections, First National Advisory Circle, and cultural use.

How to get here

Contact Rouge National Urban Park

General inquiries:


For emergencies within the park:
Call 911

Hours of operation
Rouge National Urban Park is open to the public 365 days a year.
Rouge Beach’s lower parking lot is open this summer from 7 am to 9 pm daily. All other parking lots are open from 7:30 am to 9 pm daily.
Visitors should note that trails are not maintained in the winter. Visitors are responsible for their own safety.


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