Rouge Valley Conservation Centre


Looking for something for the kids to do
on their P.A. Days? Sign them up for our P.A. Day drop off program. Kids will hike, explore the outdoors, play games and make crafts. They’ll even learn a thing or two about their local environment.

We are now taking registrations for:

Dec 21, 22, 23

January 15, 22

Email to register and for details.

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.

Winter Session starts January 30, 2016.

Registration is now open.

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

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

Winter FUN Day

Sunday December 6, 2015

Kids full day program: 9 am - 4pm

Individual Activities: 10 am - 4pm (see list below for activities)

Join us on Sunday December 6 for a full day of winter fun! Drop in or stay the whole day. Parents can stay and participate in the fun or children can be registered and dropped off for the day.

Individual Activities schedule:

All day (10 am - 4pm) - have your winter/holiday photo taken in our outdoor scene and support the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre ($10/family)

10 am - 11 am - Arm Knit a scarf ($15/person covers cost of materials); good for ages 7 and up

11 am - 12 pm - Winter themed hike through the Rouge

12 pm - 1 pm - Roast marshmallows, make Bannock Bread, bring your travel mug for coffee, tea or hot chocolate ($5/person)

3 pm - 4pm - Arm Knit a scarf ($15/person covers cost of materials); good for ages 7 and up

To register for individual activities:

Email your name, number of people participating (how many children), time and name of activity you are interested in to

To register for full day children's program:

Full day program runs from 9:00 am - 4pm. Cost is $45/child and includes materials for all the crafts and campfire roast. Children should still bring a lunch, snacks and a refillable water bottle. Children will make one arm knit scarf as well as a snowman ornament. Email to register your child.



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

Environmental Education Programs for School and Community Groups

From September 2014 to June 2015, 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 of 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.

Take a nature break. Join us March 14 - 18 for our 2016 March Break program.

Registration is now open. Click here for details.

P.A. Day drop off program for children ages 5 - 12.

Winter FUN Day

Sunday December 6

Details to the right


Donations can be made via the Canada Helps website