Parkbus is back for a second year, offering free 30-minute shuttle service to Rouge National Urban Park.
The shuttle service, which has been operating across Canada since 2010, provides city dwellers with an easy escape back to nature.
In addition to the free service to Rouge National Urban Park, Parkbus offers day trips from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park, Bruce Peninsula, Killbear Provincial Park, Killarney Provincial Park, Grundy Lake Provincial Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Lion’s Head, Elora Gorge, Christie Lake, Rockwood Conservation and Rattlesnake Point for a fee.
According to Parkbus, the free bus to Rouge National Urban Park will depart from 30 Carlton St. multiple times a day. And, for every two departures, there will be three corresponding returns.
While sightseers are not required to book their seats in advance, Parkbus is offering reservations for a $10 refundable deposit. Otherwise, seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Currently, Parkbus is only offering a school bus for the free shuttle service. Passengers requiring an accessible vehicle are encouraged to contact Parkbus to discuss alternate options.
Each shuttle will also include a Parks Canada representative who can answer questions for first-time visitors.
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Rouge National Urban Park is the largest urban park in North America and Canada’s only national urban park. The park spreads across multiple municipalities including Scarborough, Markham and Pickering. Every day, Parkbus service will offer passengers a different drop-off option in the park.
Stay tuned for scheduling details.