The Lake Ontario area of the park features beautiful lake views at the mouth of the Rouge River on gorgeous Rouge Beach. Spot a variety of aquatic bird species, swim in the lake or paddle in the tranquility of Rouge Marsh.Popular activities include hiking, cycling along the Waterfront Trail, paddling, fishing (an Ontario license is required), swimming, and bird-watching.
Distance round trip
Pets are welcome in the park, but we want them, and park wildlife to be safe. Our domestic animals can be exposed to dangers from wildlife and the elements just like we can, and they may also pose a danger to the park’s protected wildlife, farmland and cultural heritage. For the safety of your pet and to help protect the park, please observe the following rules:
Leash up – For the safety of your pet and others, all pets must be under physical control whenever you are visiting the park.
Stoop and scoop – Pet waste can have adverse effects on park wildlife, farmland and cultural heritage. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of waste in proper garbage receptacles.
Be mindful – We want everyone to feel safe and respected while they visit Rouge National Urban Park. Other visitors and local wildlife may not feel comfortable around your pet. Please keep your domestic animals away from other visitors and wildlife you may encounter in the park.
Entry is free.
Open May to Labour Day
Corner of Lawrence Avenue East and 195 Rouge Hills Drive