For more information about the Rouge National Urban Park initiative: www.parkscanada.ca/rouge
A national park in Canada's largest and most culturally diverse metropolitan area? That's right!
As Rouge Park transitions to becoming Canada's first national urban park, the 40 km2 regional park will be expanded to 79.1 km2, making it one of the largest urban parks of its kind in the world - 19 times larger than Stanley Park in Vancouver and close to 50 times larger than Toronto's High Park.
Managed by Parks Canada, Rouge National Urban Park will become home to an amazing combination of natural, cultural and agricultural features, including 1,700 species of plants and animals, more than 10,000 years of human history, rare farmland, a campground, and some of Toronto's best and largest remaining wetlands and Carolinian forests.