Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood, which offers canoeing, hiking, swimming and picnicking opportunities.
90 km from toronto
Introducing Rockwood Conservation Area
Rockwood Park Office
Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood Conservation Area. You can view them from hiking trails on both sides of the Eramosa River or in a rented canoe/kayak.
Pickup locations in Toronto
30 Carlton Street
The pick up location is in front of Holiday Inn/Starbucks, on the north side of Carlton Street. TTC College Subway station is located less than 100m away.
1126 Bloor Street West
The pick up location is on the north side of Bloor to the East of Dufferin (1126 Bloor St West) - TTC subway station Dufferin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pay for park admission?
No, your Parkbus ticket includes your park admission for the day.
Are there any places to buy food?
There is a concession kiosk at Rockwood offering small items such as hot dogs and ice cream, but it may be closed on some days. We recommend packing your own lunch and water for the day.
Is there enough to do for a day? What is so special about this place?
Conservation area surrounds a beautiful lake which can be explored by canoe
(rentals are available). Portion of the lake is surrounded by towering
limestone cliffs, and the geology that you will see is very unique and fun
to visit. There are several hiking trails that will take at least a few
hours to explore and will visit caves, potholes, ruins and other
interesting features. The grassy picnic area is a perfect place to relax
and have lunch.
The area is famous for its scenic beauty and is regularly used as location for movie, TV and photo shoots.
Can I bring pets on the bus?
Yes, pets are allowed as long as a pet ticket is purchased ($10 each way). The pet must be transported either in a carrier or with a muzzle, and the owner assumes responsibility for a cleaning fee in case their pet makes a mess on the bus. Dogs must be on a leash when in the park.
Is there bathroom on board? Do you make a stop on the way?
There are no bathrooms on board the school buses we use for day trips. Depending on the duration of the trip, we may offer a 10-15 minute break stop on the way.
Is this a guided trip?
No, this is not a group trip, and what you do once you get off the bus is
completely up to you. Please make sure to review all park information prior
to your trip and keep track of time so that you don’t miss the return
For more information please visit the Grand River Conservation Authority website .