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Rouge National Urban Park

Upcoming Events

March Break at the Rouge

Location: Various locations throughout the park
Date: March 13-17
Hours: 10 am to 12 noon

This March Break, make the Rouge part of your plans! Get outside with free family-friendly walks Monday to Friday (click here for walk schedule). Explore a new theme every day with Parks Canada staff and volunteers on the trails at the Rouge. Arrive about 10 minutes early to pick up a free Parks Canada Discovery Pass for free entry to over 200 Parks Canada sites in 2017. Visitors are reminded to dress warm and pack some snacks.

March Break at the ROM

Location: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Date: March 13-17
Hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be on a real expedition to find half a billion year old fossils? Did you ever wonder what an expedition would have been like 100 years ago? What an expedition would be like today? Come and “learn-to-expedition” with Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum’s paleontologists this March Break. Keep your eyes out for Parka, who also loves to camp and take expeditions in Canada's national parks! Admission fees to the ROM apply.

 “Encounters with the Sublime Exhibition”
Kluane National Park Exhibit in Toronto, ends March 4

Encounters with the Sublime Exhibition

Date: The exhibit runs until Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Location: Alliance française de Toronto, Pierre Léon Gallery, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ont. M5R 2S7
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Explore the mountains of the Yukon right here in Toronto at “Encounters with the Sublime”, a photography exhibition featuring Kluane National Park’s high mountain country. The exhibition celebrates the work of two internationally renowned photographers, Sebastião Salgado, a contemporary photojournalist from Brazil, and the late Bradford Washburn, a pioneering American mountaineer and geographer. Join Parks Canada Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m., for the opening reception. The exhibition runs until March 4 at Alliance française de Toronto - Pierre Léon Gallery.

Click here for more info!

Rouge in the News

The latest issue of the Rouge Review newsletter is now available on our website. Printed copies will also be available at our various upcoming park and community events. Happy reading! 

Weekly Guided Walks

Weekly Guided Walks - Volunteers 

Did you know that Parks Canada runs free guided walks in the Rouge all year-long? These award-winning walks are mostly led by our amazing Rouge National Urban Park volunteers and cover topics as wide-ranging as birds, healthy living, cultural heritage, park history, native plants, agricultural heritage, wildlife, photography, water, and so much more. For a complete list of March 2017 guided walks, please visit: Guided Adventures in Rouge National Urban Park

Canada 150: Join the Celebration with Parks Canada

Canada 150

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and we invite you to celebrate with Parks Canada! Take advantage of free admission to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for the entire year.

Get curious about Canada’s unique natural treasures, hear stories about Indigenous cultures, learn to camp and paddle and celebrate the centennial of Canada’s national historic sites with us. Find adventure, fun for the whole family or a short break from the everyday in more than 200 special places across the country.

Mobile App & Website – Passport 2017

It’s an APP, it’s a website, and it’s the easiest way to discover Canada 150 events. Passport2017 lists all events happening across Canada in 2017. From art to history, sports to science, all the details can be found here. Available now!

How to get your free Parks Canada Discovery Pass!

The Government of Canada is very pleased to offer free admission for all visitors to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada in 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canadians and visitors from around the world can obtain their free 2017 Discovery Pass online at

Discovery Passes will be available free of charge throughout the whole year. They will also be available at Parks Canada entry gates and visitor centres. As in the past, our many partners, such as Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and others, will also be distributing passes for Parks Canada. Please visit our website and follow us on social media to start planning your next Parks Canada experience!

Park Safety: Dress for the Weather

Don't forget your sunglasses, sun and lip protection, a hat, mitts, snacks, water and maybe even a 'sit mat' of closed cell foam when you have a rest. These can go in a small backpack to keep your hands free. And of course, bring your camera or smartphone to capture the Park's amazing winter scenery and show your friends what they missed! For more info, visit: Top 10 Winter and Fall Hiking Tips!