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.
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.
Distance round trip
1 to 2 hours
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.
55 Twyn Rivers Drive