Stewardship and management

Rouge National Urban Park

A rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes, Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, a beach at Lake Ontario, amazing hiking opportunities, and human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada's oldest known Indigenous sites.

Park establishment

Learn more about park establishment at Rouge National Urban Park.

Park management plan

The strategic framework guiding park decision-making and initiatives that integrate Parks Canada’s mandate.

Have your say

Public consultation on amendments to Contraventions Regulations now open!

Permits and licences

Learn more about permits and licenses required at Rouge National Urban Park

Realty services

Learn about Reality services and applications for agricultural, commercial and residential realty opportunities.


Find out about Parks Canada employment opportunities at Rouge National Urban Park and learn how to apply.

Year in review

Read about key events, projects and milestones towards park establishment in previous years.


Find information on partners of Rouge National Urban Park.


Contact us by phone, email and social media for visitor information, safety, reservation, park address and more.

Parks Canada is excited to work towards the establishment of Canada’s first national urban park – Rouge National Urban Park – in the Greater Toronto Area.

Once fully established, Rouge National Urban Park will be one of the largest and best protected urban parks of its kind in the world, spanning 79.1 square kilometres in the heart of Canada's largest and most diverse metropolitan area, overlapping the cities of Toronto, Markham and Pickering and the Township of Uxbridge. Indeed, Rouge National Urban Park will be 23 times larger than Central Park in New York.

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