Relax on sandy Rouge Beach before going for a refreshing swim in Lake Ontario. Toronto Public Health conducts daily water quality testing at the beach throughout the summer to ensure that it is safe for swimming and there is a lifeguard on duty when the beach is officially open. 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.
Please note that there are no canoe or kayak rentals at the beach at this time.