CAUTION: Swimming at Rouge Beach is currently not recommended until lifeguard services can be restored. Site remediation work is underway before a reopening date can be confirmed.

Relax on sandy Rouge Beach before going for a refreshing swim in Lake Ontario. Be sure to check this page throughout the summer to find out if and when it is safe for swimming. There are washrooms available during the summer months.

You can also canoe, kayak, or paddleboard around the tranquil Rouge Marsh and observe the rich diversity of birds that call this area home. Rouge Marsh is the largest and best remaining wetland in the City of Toronto. A popular route is to paddle down the Rouge River south from Glen Rouge Campground to Rouge Marsh, which takes about 1 hour and passes through some of the park’s most stunning wetlands.


For your safety, please wear a lifejacket and exercise caution on the river. Boats are required to have one lifejacket per person, 15 m (49 ft) of buoyant heaving line, spare paddles or oars, an anchor on 15 m (49 ft) of line, a bailer and a whistle. Be aware that the water quality is not monitored and park visitors engage in activities at the beach and marsh at their own risk.


Please note that there are no canoe or kayak rentals at the beach at this time.