The lookout tower is a two-level viewing platform, constructed in collaboration with Ontario Power Generation. The deck offers stunning views of the Rouge River valleys and Little Rouge Creek round the year. The two-level Lookout tower of Rouge National Urban Park is one of the best places to witness Toronto’s autumn colors and stunning valley views. To reach the lookout tower, just follow the guided walks from Parks Canada’s Visitor Welcome Area. 

History To Know Behind Lookout tower in Rouge National Urban Park

 In 1995, the Rouge Park was established by the Province of Ontario in affiliation with the Conservation Authority and Toronto, Markham, and Pickering cities.


Things to do

From this lookout tower of Rouge National Urban park, you can get a complete view of trails of Rouge Park and Beare Hill to the north. The Rouge National Urban Park is centered on the Rouge River and its tributaries. It stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine in the north. Once fully done, it will be the biggest urban protected area in North America. 

The park is open to visitors 365 days without any admission fee. Though there are camping fees applicable. Currently, there are over 12 km of rustic hiking trails available in the Markham and Toronto areas of the park. The park offers many hiking and biking opportunities to the visitors. Road bikes are permissible only on paved roads. The paths are only for hikers’ use. 

Just pack some refreshments and food and go for a picnic there. 

You can also attend various educational programs run by Parks Canada, like 

Learn-to-Camp, Learn-to-Hike, fireside chats, weekly guided walks, Art in the park, and many more. 

Final Words

You can get detailed information like landscape and trail information, cultural and historical information, safety information on poisonous fauna and flora of the park, and GPS distance tracker on Rouge App. Rouge National Urban Park invites you to explore more! Visit the park with your family and witness some mind-blowing views of the Rouge River valleys and creek from the lookout tower.