Rouge Park is Canada’s First National Urban Park

Rouge Park in Toronto became Canada’s First National Urban Park.

"Recognizing the potential of Rouge Valley, in the eastern sector of the Greater Toronto Area, with its abundance of natural and cultural treasures all within easy reach of 20 per cent of the nation’s population, Parks Canada is looking to seize the opportunity to protect this unique urban space."

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Environment Minister (and Minister responsible for Parks Canada) Peter Kent announced that the Federal government will spend $143.7 million over 10 years into developing Rouge Valley.

Check out Parks Canada's webpage for Rouge Park for more information. Download the park visitor guide, and check out a list of their upcoming events.