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

Fall for the Rouge Affair

Date: Saturday October 20, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. Bird Hike, 10:30 a.m. Plant Hike, 1 p.m. Fish Hike

Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
Cost: Donation of $5/person is greatly appreciated

You must REGISTER for this event: Email with your name,  contact information and number of people attending.

For more information, click here.

Halloween Event

Family friendly Halloween event
for all ages!
Take a walk through our Haunted House and maze, sit by the campfire and roast marshmallows, make a halloween craft and maybe win a prize! Children’s costume contest judging will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday October 27, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

Cost: $5/person

For more information see ad to the left.



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 December 2018, 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





November 16, 2018 
PA Day Nature Program for kids ages 5 -

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is excited to offer children ages 5-12 the opportunity to join our PA Day Nature Program. Children will have an exciting and fun filled day exploring nature, making crafts and doing a variety of nature themed activities.

The program runs from 9 am - 4 pm. Extended care is offered from 8:30-9:00am and 4:00-4:30pm for
an additional $6/child.

Registration fees:

Cost per child is $55. Subsidies are available for families in need.

Registration is now open.
Email for registration information.

Children’s Programs

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Date: Saturday October 20, 2018

Bird Interpretive Hike 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Plant Interpretive Hike 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Fish Interpretive Hike 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All hikes are suitable for children ages 5 and up.
Please leave dogs at home for these hikes.

Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per person but any sized donation is greatly appreciated.

To register for any of the hikes, email with your name, # of adults and children in your group and phone number in case we need to reschedule (due to weather). Please wear hiking shoes or boots. Long pants, long socks, bug spray and a hat are recommended. We also suggest bringing a water bottle and small snack.

Click here for more information.

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

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.
Fall Session starts on Oct 28, 2018.

Children’s Programs