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:

April 8 & 15, 2016 (register by March 25)

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. Spring Session starts on March 19, 2016.

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

Family Day Bird Hike

Monday February 15, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $2/person (suggested donation)


Email your name, number of people participating (how many children), and phone number (in case of cancellation) to

Owl Prowl

Saturday February 20, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(presentation 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; hike 7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

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.


Email your name, number of people participating (how many children), and phone number (in case of cancellation) to

Cost: $5/person (suggested donation)



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 2015 to June 2016, 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. Early Bird Deadline is Feb 15th.

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

Owl Prowl Event

Details to the right


Donations can be made via the Canada Helps website





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