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

World Wetlands Day Hike

Saturday Feb 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. You must REGISTER for this hike by emailing or calling 416-282-8265 by Friday February 3 at 4 p.m.

Learn about the wonder of local wetlands, click here.

Owl Prowl

REGISTER NOW for our Feb 11 and Feb 12 Owl Prowls by emailing or calling 416-282-8265. Space is limited. See information to the left for more details.

Family Day Weekend

Join us on Family Day weekend
Feb 18-20, 2017 for hikes, crafts and activities. See information to the left for more details.

March Break family day

March 11, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

It’s MARCH BREAK! Join us for March Break crafts, hikes and activities.

Hikes will take place at 10 a.m. and
1 p.m. You must pre-register for hikes by email or phone.

And come tell us your Rouge Canada 150 Story and be a part of our Rouge Canada 150 year long project. Bring your story, photos, videos or memorabilia and help us document

the great impact the Rouge has had on your life.

March Break Day Camp

March 13 - 17, 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Children ages 5-12 can take part in our exciting March Break Program. 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 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 2017 to December 2017, ask about our $200 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





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. Subsidies available for families from priority areas. Click here for more details.

Registration is now open.
Spring Session starts on March 25, 2017.

Sunday Sessions will be available if there is enough interest. Please email us for information.

Keep warm this winter with handmade knit hats, mitts and headbands made by RVCC staff.

Adult and children sizes are available in blue, red, purple and green at the centre while supplies last.

To reserve your items, email or call 416-282-8265.

Looking for something for the kids to do during
March Break? Join us as we explore the outdoors
and learn about what happens to the animals in the Rouge during winter. Go on daily hikes, make nature themed crafts, play games and activities. For more information, click here.

Wondering what might be active in the late days of winter? Come and investigate what the owls of Rouge Valley might be up to. Discover who's out there on an evening of discovery and adventure with one of our Rouge Valley Foundation biologists. The night will begin with a short presentation on owls and their ecology as well as our local coyotes, followed by a trip into the woods. Enjoy the crisp winter air and the peacefulness and dark skies of the Valley as you listen for their calls. Learn and perhaps see first hand the mysterious world of the owl.

Please dress warmly and bring a travel mug for hot chocolate, tea and coffee which will be provided. This event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per person to cover costs. Recommended for adults and children over five years of age. Please make sure to wear boots, hats, scarfs, mitts and to dress in layers. There will be crafts and activities for kids before and during the presentation to keep them busy.

You must REGISTER to attend this event. Space is limited. Please email us at to sign up. Make sure to include your name, number of people in your group (please indicate if you have any kids in your group), and phone number (in case of cancellation). 

Event Date and Time: Saturday, February 11 and Sunday February 12, 2017 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm (presentation 7:00-7:30pm; hike 7:30-8:30pm)
Cost: suggested donation of $5 per person

Please Note: In the event of extreme weather (high winds, rain, heavy snow) on the day of the event, please call the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre for a notice of cancellation (416-282-8265). 

Owl Prowl Event

Saturday February 11 and
Sunday February 12


Join us for Family Day weekend crafts, hikes
and activities on February 18th, 19th and 20th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bird hikes:
Feb 18th, 19th, 20th
Starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Join us for a hike through the Rouge to see what winter birds can be discovered in the Valley. Learn about some of their identification features, as well as behaviours, and generally how they survive the winter months. 

You must REGISTER to participate in these hikes. Please email if you would like to take part in these hikes. Please include your name, number of participants and a phone number where you can be reached in case we need to cancel.

Family Day Activities:
Feb 18th, 19th, 20th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come and see who’s at our feeding stations, participate in one of our fun family activities or drop in and make some bird crafts and learn about the birds of the Rouge.

Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
Tally sheets will be available for anyone who would like to participate.

And come tell us your Rouge Canada 150 Story and be a part of our Rouge Canada 150 year long project. Bring your story, photos, videos or memorabilia and help us document the great impact the Rouge has had on your life.

Look forward to seeing you on Family Day weekend!

Family Day Weekend Event

Saturday February 18 to
Monday February 20