Rouge Valley Conservation Centre


How to find us:

1749 Meadowvale Road

Toronto, Ontario

M1B 5W8  Canada

Map to the centre

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
is located in Toronto, Ontario in the
Rouge Park, the largest urban park in
North America. Operated by the Rouge Valley Foundation, a registered charitable organization, the Centre focuses on environmental restoration, monitoring and research and offers interpretive walks and educational programs for the general public, school and community groups.

Click here to learn about the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, once known as the historic Pearse House.


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Upcoming Events


27th Annual Ride for the Rouge

Saturday May 23, 2020

Registration opens: 9 a.m.

Start time: 10 a.m.

Click here for more information



Rouge Valley Foundation

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

1749 Meadowvale Road

Toronto, ON M1B 5W8

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Visit the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre’s LivingRoom

Have a question about something you saw in the Rouge? Want to know what’s out and about in the Rouge. Take a closer look at nature in our LivingRoom interpretive space at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.

*Dates and times vary depending on availability of volunteers. If you are making a special trip out to visit us, please call in advance to check hours of operation 416-282-8265.

Interpretive Centre

Environmental Education Programs for School and Community Groups

From September 2020 to June 2021, ask about
our subsidy for school groups from priority areas
generously provided by TD Friends of the Environment.

Take a look at our nature and green energy education programs for school and community groups. Click here to see a list of programs.

Help keep the love for the Rouge alive!
DONATE to our Environmental Education School Programs
or Environmental Summer Day Camp.

With your help, we can provide a student in need with the opportunity to attend one of our Environmental Education Programs or our Summer Day Camp. It costs only $10 per student to attend our school programs and only $275/wk for our summer day camp. Click here for details on how to donate.


Donations can be made via the Canada Helps website





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Children’s Programs

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Spending time in nature has always been an important part of good mental health and well-being. To help you get the most out of your outdoor experiences, we have developed some resources for you and your children. Click here for more details.

Children’s Programs

Kids! Come join us for a summer of online and outdoor exploration!

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is excited to offer children ages 6-12 the opportunity to join our Virtual Summer Day Camp program from July 13 - August 28, 2020. While we won't be able to conduct our traditional Summer Day Camp program this year, we are excited to bring you our hybrid program for this summer. Children will still have the opportunity to learn about the Rouge and the flora and fauna that live here as well as form new friendships, make crafts and have fun!

This year's program will be online with an in-person portion,
one family at a time.
Online, children will interact with counsellors and other campers on Zoom, have an opportunity to chat and contribute to the daily discussions, test their knowledge with activities and games and take a little time to be creative with a theme related craft. The in-person portion will consist of a one-on-one interactive hike with one of our trained counsellors, one family at a time (we will accept two families at a time if they are part of your social circle, up to a maximum of 8 people). We feel it is important to have that in person connection so that the children are still able to experience nature outside while adhering to physical distancing rules, keeping the health and well-being of everyone top of mind.

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