Get ready, Toronto, your summer day trips just got better! ParkBus has announced it is bringing back its TD Rouge Express, a free shuttle bus that runs from Toronto to Rouge National Urban Park from June to October.

Every Saturday from June 15th to October 13th, the bus will take you from downtown Toronto straight to the park, completely free.

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According to ParkBus, you’ll be dropped off in the Toronto Zoo day-use area, so you can also use this opportunity to visit the Zoo.

To make use of the free shuttle, all you have to do is book your spot in advance online. Of note, you will need to provide a $15 credit card deposit to secure your spot, which will be refunded when you arrive to claim your seat.

Those planning to visit the Toronto Zoo must have a pre-purchased ticket prior to boarding the bus.

There will be two free shuttle buses running, one with a pickup time at 9 AM and another one at 12 PM on each of the scheduled days.

The downtown Toronto pickup location is about 100 meters north of the Yonge-Bloor subway entrance, near the Yonge Street entrance.

Passengers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to keep things moving on schedule.

Also important to keep in mind that school buses are used for this route, which means no A/C or bathrooms on board. But hey, a free ride is a free ride!

Everything you will need to know about the free trip is on ParkBus’ website, so be sure to read up on it before you book.

According to Parks Canada, Rouge National Urban Park is “one of the largest urban parks in North America, conveniently located in the Greater Toronto Area. Discover the natural wonders of Canada through the park’s rich assembly of forests, creeks, farms and trails as well as marshland, a beach on Lake Ontario and human history spanning 10,000 years.”

ParkBus also offers trips to other destinations around Ontario, including popular spots like Wasaga Beach. Although those are not free.

ParkBus TD Rouge Express

Where: Pickup at 34 Asquith Avenue
When: Saturdays from June 15th