Location: Zoo Road Welcome Area (1749 Meadowvale Avenue, Scarborough, ON)
Date: Monday, February 17 (Family Day)
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We want you to come chill out with us. WinterRouge is back, and bigger and better than ever! Join us as we proudly celebrate 5 years of this free, outdoor family-fun event inspired by all things winter in Ontario.
We’ve kept some of the event’s old-faithfuls, and are heating things up with lots of new and exciting programming.
- Bringing ice to life, the IceGuys will wow you with a live ice carving demonstration from 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM).
- Build your own s’mores alongside our Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team, and stay toasty warm around the onsite campfires.
- Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Maple Shack with offerings from the brothers of Pefferlaw Creek Farms; a family-owned business crafting the finest quality organic 100% pure maple syrup products.
- Visit the Hot Chocolate Chalet featuring samples made of authentic 18th century American Heritage® chocolate from our partners at MARS.
- Known for their local Honour Stand and Pick-Your-Own apple orchard, our neighbours at Apples of Glasgow will tantalize your taste buds with hot, fresh apple treats.
- Take part in the ultimate fan experience, and try your hand at one of our interactive and inflatable hockey games.
- The park is home to over 250 species of birds, and our friends from Birds Canada will help you identify and observe some of Toronto’s winter birds both at their booth and on a guided walk.
- Get up close and personal to some truly fascinating Birds of Prey.
- Visit our Parks Canada booth for tips and tricks to safe and successful snowshoeing*, then strap on a pair and go for a jaunt.
- Snap a selfie at our snowman station and share it on social media using #WinterRouge and #RougeNUP.
- Fresh, brisk topics to share on this year’s winter walks which are guided by our Parks Canada staff and volunteer leaders (12:00 PM and 1:30 PM, both 1-hour in length).
- Stop by our Visitor Services booth to learn about animal pelts – even give them a feel (so soft!).
- Build your own Cheerio bird feeder to take home and watch your neighbourhood feathered friends enjoy.
- Meet Parka as she joins in on the winter festivities!
NOTE: There is limited free parking available on-site, so please carpool if possible.
Please check our website for updates on any changes to trail conditions or event programming due to weather.
* Programming is subject to change based on weather.