Rouge Valley Conservation Centre


Kids! Join us for our Wildlife Explorers weekend nature programs. Each Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. we will explore the outdoors and learn about our wildlife friends while hiking, doing crafts and other hands-on activities. Subsidies available for families from priority areas. Click here for more details.

Subsidies for families from priority areas generously provided by Toronto Field Naturalists.

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

6th Annual Rouge Valley
Eco Exploration Event

Sat. June 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun. June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

Wildlife Explorers kids program (Registration required)

Sat. July 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat. July 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat. July 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat. July 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat. Aug 9, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sat. Aug 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre



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 new LivingRoom interpretive space at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.

*Dates and times vary depending on availability of volunteers

NOW OPEN - Interpretive Centre

Do you hike in the Rouge regularly? Love historic buildings and local history? Have you or your family benefitted from one of our hikes, events or programs? Have you stopped in the centre to check out our LivingRoom interpretive space or used our washrooms? Help us to keep our doors open for weekend hikes, events and other programs by donating to the Conserve the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre fund. We are not funded by the City of Toronto, Rouge Park, Parks Canada or any other government agency. We can only keep our doors open and a roof over our heads with your help. Click here for more details.

All donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. Every dollar helps! Thank you for your support!

We need your support!

Donate your gently loved items

Do you have gently loved tools or garden equipment that you no longer need? Maybe you have an old pair of binoculars, microscope or other field or scientific equipment you no longer use?Consider donating them to us. Click here for a list of items and further details.

Special thank you gift

As a special thank you, every donation of $150 or more will receive a limited edition, hand painted bird box while supplies last (4 designs to choose from; while supplies last).

Environmental Education Programs for School and Community Groups

Help keep the love of the Rouge alive by donating 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 $8 per student to attend our school programs and only
$200/wk for our summer day camp. Click here for details on how to donate.

Looking for other ways to help? We are always in need of arts & crafts supplies, paper rolls, cardboard and tissue boxes, egg cartons and other materials. Click here to see a full list.

NEW! From September 2013 to June 2014, ask about our $200 subsidy for school groups from priority areas generously provided by Toronto Field Naturalists and 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.

Program funding provided by Shell Fuelling Change.

Join us from July 2 - August 29, 2014 for our Summer Day Camp. Click here for pricing and a list of this year’s weekly themes. Registration is now open.