The Rouge National Urban Park Outreach and Education team is out and about in the communities surrounding the park! We promote the Rouge and Parks Canada places, provide education on various environmental themes, and foster the connection between the public and the environment.

The Outreach and Education team will be attending events in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in 2019. Be sure to check back to see when we will be in your neighbourhood!

Event Pop-ups

You can find the Rouge outreach booth at various events and locations in the GTA. The booth and material may vary depending on the location, including features such as Parks Canada information and brochures, green screen photos, and interactive activities and exhibits.


Saturday, April 27 - Take Pride in Pickering , Earth Day Celebration (1565 Winville Road, Pickering), 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday, April 28 - 10,000 Trees for the Rouge, Annual Spring Planting (GOOGLE MAP), 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM     **Register here

*Event admission fees may apply


Programming and Presentations

Our free programming includes 1 hour presentations that help participants learn about Parks Canada and Rouge National Urban Park. These presentations cover a variety of topics such as Parks Canada sites across Canada, species at risk, resource conservation, and activities you can do while enjoying our sites! The programming and presentations take place in many public libraries and community centres across the GTA, and are suitable for all ages.

Available topics:

Creation of Canada’s First National Urban Park
Canada’s first national urban park is located right in our backyard in the GTA! Learn how Rouge National Urban Park is a unique model for environmental protection in an urban setting and how Parks Canada protects and conserves the natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage of the Rouge.

Importance of Canada’s National Parks
There are 46 national parks to discover across Canada. Each national park plays an important role in protecting and conserving the environment in Canada and our planet. Learn about current efforts that Parks Canada is doing to protect species at risk, habitats, and ecosystems.


Rouge National Urban Park’s Detective Workshop: Animal Clues

Tuesday, March 12 - Angus Glen Library (3990 Major Mackenzie Drive, Markham), 10:00-11:00 AM

Tuesday, March 12 - Milliken Mills Library (7600 Kennedy Road, Unit 1, Markham), 1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday, March 14 - Markham Village Library (6031 Highway 7 East, Markham), 10:30–11:30 AM

Thursday, March 14 - Aaniin Library (5665 14th Avenue, Markham), 1:00–2:00 PM


The Creation of Canada's First National Urban Park

Tuesday, April 9 - Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West, Toronto) 6:30-8:30 PM (REGISTER HERE)

For more information about the Outreach and Education program or if you would like to request a presentation, workshop, or event booth, please contact our Public Outreach and Education Officer at