UPDATE: Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Openings will differ across the country. Information will be updated regularly. Find details here.

Rouge National Urban Park is open year-round with many activities to choose from but it’s up to you to be prepared. Wear season appropriate clothes and shoes for unpaved trails. Road bikes are welcome on the paved roads as the paths are for hikers only. Provide your own refreshments and food that can be carried in and especially out. Wildlife have their own menu so feeding them is not an option. Being such a large park, the Rouge has many points of entry. From central Toronto use highway 401. Toronto public transit and Go trains also access the park. It’s also possible to cycle to the Rouge.

An App for Rouge National Urban Park!

Dive deeper into Canada’s first and only national urban park, with the interactive Rouge App!

Created by students at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s innovation hub, in partnership with Parks Canada, the app offers users the chance to explore the park’s rich history, forests and trails like never before.

The app is available for free in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Learn more about how it works.

Getting here



Zoo Road Welcome Area
1749 Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON
M1B 5W8

Reesor Road Day Use Area
10725 Reesor Road
Markham, ON
L6B 1A8

19th Avenue Day Use Area
6994 19th Avenue
Markham, ON
L6B 1A8


Welcome to Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area, the largest urban park in North America. Managed by Parks Canada in Canada’s largest metropolitan area, Rouge National Urban Park overlaps the cities of Toronto, Markham and Pickering and the Township of Uxbridge.

Reachable by foot, car, train, bus, subway, bike and even canoe, Rouge National Urban Park invites you to explore your own way!

Where would you like to visit?

Click the links below for trails and visitor areas for:
Uxbridge – Coming soon

Hours of operation

Rouge National Urban Park is open 365 days a year. 


Entry is free.

Facilities and services