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Rouge Park Conservation Area

Sheppard and Meadowvale, Toronto, Ontario L4G 0L8, Canada
+1 855-811-0111
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Not ready for prime time as a National Park

We've visited about 30 National Parks (and Park Reserves) in Canada, and countless provincial... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Allen T
Wonderful place to walk

We walked for several hours on trails that are neatly kept and reasonably well marked (except for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ajax, Canada
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Sheppard and Meadowvale, Toronto, Ontario L4G 0L8, Canada
+1 855-811-0111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've visited about 30 National Parks (and Park Reserves) in Canada, and countless provincial parks. The ball has been rolling on making Rouge River into a National Park (NP) since 2011, but much remains to be done to reach the NP standard, notably better signage...More

Thank Allen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked for several hours on trails that are neatly kept and reasonably well marked (except for one that crosses Twin River Drive). The park was staffed that afternoon by National Parks employees and they were stationed all around the trails and able to easily...More

Thank Daleb0422
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I have been spending time hiking and playing in the Rouge park since I was a kid a few decades ago. It is nice to see the lands are now recognized as a National Park. There are some very nice trail options and traversing these...More

1  Thank grey0wl
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Trails in this Park are easy level. There are not good and clear signs to indicate the right ways. I have not seen any animals (birds or beaver or squirrel). There are 4 trails to do: Orchard, Rouge, Vista and Woodland. All are easy...

Thank KINO K
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Just next to that zoo, you won't imagine you will find a national park! We went for a festival and enjoyed it very much, hope to go back soon!

Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went for a walk on a cool March day. There is no winter maintenance in this park. The riverside trail was fairly flat, but the shoreline had eroded away in several parts and made the walkway very narrow or dangerous. The other trail we...More

1  Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

While I never felt totally removed from the surrounding city, it is nonetheless a very inviting escape from the hustle and bustle. Lots of trails and wildlife to enjoy, and especially nice around fall with the colourful leaves. There are many access points and intersecting...More

1  Thank Zeusthecockapoo
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is Canada's FIRST URBAN NATIONAL Park. What differentiates it from our other National parks is it's proximity to Toronto, the largest metropolitan area in the country. While it brings to mind my other favourite urban park- Central Park in NYC, when the Rouge National...More

Thank NursebakerToronto
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great park, and definitely worth a visit, though it is a relatively strange choice as a national park, considering Canada's other standout national parks. While there is lots of nature here, two major four lane highways cross this park's path, and signs...More

1  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great linked hikes within the city limits of Toronto but you feel as if you are far far away. Open Carolinian woods, a rushing stream (Little Rouge Creek) a bit of elevation, wildlife, lots of birds, peace and quiet. This park is transitioning to Canada's...More

2  Thank Jack C
Situated astride Lake Ontario, Scarborough is a
district heavily influenced by immigration. With a
number of low-rent shopping and dining options making
it a highly affordable part of town, and boasting one
of Toronto's largest shopping malls, the otherwise
green suburban neighborhood is a good place to go for
bargains and discounts. It also draws in
photographers. The spires, archways, and cavernous
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Cruise281 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. For the entrance off Kingston Road, there are no BBQ grills in the park area. I cannot say if they are in the campground area.
Sayli M
26 October 2016|
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Response from NursebakerToronto | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that there is any cost to go on the guided walks. They are lead by volunteers, very knowledgeable ones