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You can explore Canada's only urban national park after dark this weekend

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Ainsley Smith Jun 04, 2018 7:00 am 407

This weekend, you can learn what goes bump in the night at Rouge National Park.

Rouge After Dark will feature all your favourite evening activities in the park including Frog Watch, Hoot and Howl, Moth Night, and Bat Walks as part of Rouge Days 2018, a week-long series of events organized by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority celebrating the Rouge River Watershed.

This Saturday, June 9, park visitors can start their evening with campfire stories and s’mores at the Zoo Road Welcome Area, and can choose which evening activity they want to enjoy.

As visitors embark on their adventure, they can follow along illuminated trails through the park to different family-friendly activities where they’ll learn more about some of the Rouge’s nocturnal creatures.

This weekend’s evening activities include:

  • Frog monitoring with the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-a-Pond team
  • Traditional fireside storytelling delivered by guests from Hiawatha First Nation
  • Calling for nocturnal marsh birds with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • An illuminated moth station with the Toronto Entomologist Association, plus low-light microphotography demos
  • A live owl displays by the Mountsberg Raptor Centre
  • A 360 mobile planetarium by Ontario Planetarium
  • An interactive bat station

So if you’re looking for a great way to escape the city, head to Canada’s only urban national park and learn about wild nocturnal activities happen in the Rouge.

Rouge After Dark

When: Saturday, June 9
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Rouge National Park,  Zoo Road Welcome Area
Price: Free

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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