A great way to stay healthy this season is to get outside and embrace all that winter has to offer. From cross-country skiing to bird watching and winter-themed guided walks, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you moving and put a smile on your face! Read on for tips to get the most out of your visit to Rouge National Urban Park as the snow flies.

Guided Walks

Bundle up for a free guided walk this winter! Discover winter-themed walks on topics such as the solstice and wildlife winter habits. Clear sight lines mean you’ll have a better chance of seeing white-tailed deer and birds that winter in the Rouge. Check the schedule at parks.canada.ca to plan your adventures!

Please note that guided walks may be cancelled without notice in inclement weather.

Winter Parking Information

Hours of operation:

Parking lots in Rouge National Urban Park are opened daily at 7:30 a.m. and closed and locked at 9 p.m. Vehicles remaining in parking lots after hours will be locked in the parking lot overnight and may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.


The following parking lots will be closed from November 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024:

  • Rouge Beach lower lot
  • Glen Eagles Vista parking lot
  • Finch Meander parking lot

Inclement Weather

In inclement weather, such as heavy accumulation of snow or icy conditions, other parking lots in Rouge National Urban Park may close temporarily at the discretion of staff. Please plan ahead by checking the forecast and avoiding travel during winter storm events.

Best Bet

Parks Canada prioritizes snow removal in some parking lots. For the best possible winter experience, plan a visit to these areas:

For more info on winter in the park, visit parks.canada.ca/pn-np/on/rouge