Vista Trail

Description

The   Vista Trail’s two-level viewing platform is one of the best places to view   Toronto’s autumn colours and spectacular valley views. Guided walks depart   from Parks Canada’s Visitor Welcome Area, next to the main trailhead and the   Rouge Valley Conservation Centre. Parks Canada’s Visitor Welcome Area is   staffed from May to October.

Services

  • Fall   colours and viewing platform – A two-level viewing deck built in   collaboration with Ontario Power Generation, near the Parks Canada Welcome   Area, is one of the best places to see fall colours in Toronto. The lookout   provides spectacular views of the Little Rouge Creek and Rouge River valleys   throughout the year.

  • Beare Hill – From the viewing platform you can see Beare Hill to the north.   Once a landfill (it was decommissioned in 1983), today the hill is one of the   highest points of land in the City of Toronto.

  • Ridge walks and forest diversity – Tree diversity and microclimates are a   prominent feature along the trail’s forest ridge just past the viewing deck   and hydro corridor. Here, maple and oak trees dot the warm southern slopes,   while shady hemlock groves cover the cool northern aspects.

More informations

Distance round trip

3.5 km

Time

1 to 2   hours

Elevation

Carte

Trail #

Regulations

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.

Fees

Entry   is free.

55 Twyn Rivers Drive

Toronto

416 264-2028