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A polar bear swims at the Toronto Zoo


Rouge is located in Scarborough, east of downtown Toronto. The area is full of incredible sights. It’s home to the city’s largest zoo and Canada’s first National Urban Park, making it a destination for families as well as couples and solo travellers who enjoy Mother Nature and long walks.  

Don't miss:

  • More than 5,000 exotic animals at the Toronto Zoo 
  • Camping in Rouge National Urban Park—it’s the only official camping site in Toronto
  • Canoeing on Rouge River’s calm waters
  • Rouge Beach—it’s one of Toronto’s 11 swimmable beaches
  • Exploring the unique ecosystem of the marsh and wetlands behind Rouge Beach

BOUNDARIES: Sheppard Avenue to the north, Highway 2 to the south, Rouge River to the east, Highway 401 to the west.

PUBLIC TRANSIT (TTC): Kennedy subway station, then the 986 bus. Or Rouge Hill GO train station, then the 85 bus.



A polar bear swims at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo

Connecting people, animals and conservation science since 1974.

Bluffers Beach at the Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

For a day trip outside of the city, get outside and explore the Bluffs, an escarpment on Lake...

A family explores exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre

Marvel at the magnificence of Ontario Science Centre, Canada’s shining beacon to science.

A giant zoo, nature escapes and multicultural food scene come together in Scarborough. Located in the east of Toronto, this area is ideal for those who want to explore the great outdoors without leaving the city.