February 18, 2018

Parks Canada is bringing the winter games to the GTA. Get outside and active this Family Day long weekend with a full day of winter activities and sports guaranteed to warm you up!


World Migratory Bird Day

May 12, 2018

Parks Canada is teaming up with the Toronto Zoo to celebrate the annual return of migratory birds this spring! Join us for a full day of activities for birders of all levels.


Welcome Areas Opening

May 19, 2018

Parks Canada’s visitor welcome areas in Rouge National Urban Park are set to open for the season over the May long weekend in the Toronto and Markham areas of the park. This year will also be the second season for our well-received “pop-up” welcome areas, which provide rotating visitor services throughout the park. Please call 416-264-2020 to find out more about our “pop-up” welcome area locations.


Creature Feature 


Brand new in 2018 on select summer weekends, join us for Creature Feature Weekends! Shape shifting, transforming and morphing, slithering, swimming, slinking and leaping, we kick off by featuring snakes, salamanders, frogs and turtles… the Rockin’ Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians of the Rouge!

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Rouge After Dark

June 9, 2018

Find out what goes bump in the night in the Rouge at this family-friendly after dark event. Part of Rouge Days 2018.


Paddle the Rouge

June 16, 2018

Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society for their annual paddle event in the Rouge!


Learn-to Camp

Saturdays, June 23-August 25, 2018

Spend 24 hours in the park and learn how to make a campfire, set-up a tent, pack for an adventure and more! Tents and equipment provided.

Registration Required

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Canada Day

July 1, 2018

Join us in wishing Canada a happy birthday at Canada’s first national urban park! Activities for all ages.


Canada Historic Places Day

July 7, 2018

Take part in a national celebration of Canada’s historic places. 

Parks Day

July 21, 2018

A national celebration of Canada’s parks and protected areas. Celebrate Parks Day in the Rouge with free educational programming and special activities.


Taste of the Trail

August 18, 2018

Hungry to see what Rouge National Urban Park has to offer? Walk, taste and learn more about the park and its diverse past, present and future through food!


The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

September 23, 2018

Join us as we clean up the shores of the Rouge River and Lake Ontario inside the park.  


Indigenous Arts Celebration

September 29, 2018

Get inspired at the Rouge! This celebration of art has something for artists of all ages and interests. 


Earth Run in the Rouge

September 29, 2018

In Collaboration with Parks Canada and the Rouge National Urban Park First Nations Advisory Circle, join us September 29, 2018 for the inaugural Earth Run in the Rouge. 4k, 8k, 3k kids and free 1k kids races available!  


Fall Walks Festival

October 9-14, 2018

The Rouge is the best place in the GTA to enjoy fall colours! Join us for a week of free public walks and programs. 


Memories of the Rouge Photography Exhibition

December 10, 2018 to December 22, 2018

Memories of the Rouge is a photography exhibition showcasing the diverse landscapes of Rouge National Urban Park.

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