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.


To donate to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre click on the button below:


Upcoming Events

Deer Count - Volunteers needed

Date: Saturday March 2, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

You must REGISTER for this event: Email with your name and  contact information.

For more information see above



Rouge Valley Foundation

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

1749 Meadowvale Road

Toronto, ON M1B 5W8




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 new 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 February 2018 to June 2019, 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 $250/wk for our summer day camp. Click here for details on how to donate.


Donations can be made via the Canada Helps website





Deer Count

Saturday March 2, 2019

Volunteers needed

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is holding its annual Deer Count on Saturday March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and we are looking for volunteers to help out. No experience is required. We will provide information so that you can actively participate in the Deer Count. We will be meeting at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (1749 Meadowvale Road, Scarborough) for a brief intro and to split up into groups. We will then drive to various locations in the Rouge for the deer count itself.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email by Friday March 1, 2019 to register. 

Don't forget to dress for the weather and bring a lunch, refillable water bottle or travel mug. If you can drive to the site, that would be helpful.


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Children’s Programs

Read about the 2018 Deer Count:

2018 Rouge Deer Census.pdf

Subsidies for families from priority areas generously provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Programs for 5-12 year olds and 10-15 year olds will be offered in July and August. Weekly themes will be available shortly. To sign up for our mailing list click here.

Kids! Join us for our Wildlife Explorers weekend nature programs as we explore the outdoors and learn about our wildlife friends while hiking, doing crafts and other hands-on activities. Click here for more details.

Registration is now open.
Spring Session starts on March 31, 2019.

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is excited to offer children ages 5-12 the opportunity to join our March Break Day Camp program from March 11 - 15, 2019.

Registration is now open.

Click here for more information.