Highland Creek

The Salmon Festival at Highland Creek
is Going Virtual!

We’re celebrating the Salmon Festival at Highland Creek in a whole new way! For 2020, our fun-filled family event returns in a virtual format — just a click away!

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Salmon Festival at Highland Creek, held annually in Morningside Park, brings watershed residents from across the region to view the annual salmon migration from Lake Ontario.

The festival features children’s activities, environmentally-friendly vendors, live performances, and guided nature hikes to celebrate the storied history of Highland Creek.

vendor at Highland Creek Salmon Festival in Morningside Park

This year, unfortunately, we won’t be able to host the festival in person. Instead, we’ve created original new videos that will let you enjoy a taste of the Highland Creek Salmon Festival from the comfort of your own home.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SALMON & THEIR LIFE CYCLE!

WATCH THE VIDEOS

NEW!
Salmon in the City


Watch as TRCA’s Don Little teaches us about salmon in the Toronto and Region rivers!

WHERE TO SEE SALMON IN THE GTA

View the map below to find places where you can observe salmon migrating up streams and rivers to spawn between September and November.


1. Étienne Brûlé Park, Humber River, 13 Crosby Avenue, York2. Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, Don River, 701 Don Mills Road, Toronto3. Morningside Park, Highland Creek, 390 Morningside Avenue, Scarborough4. Glen Rouge Campground, Rouge River, 7450 Kingston Road, Scarborough5. Whitevale Park, Duffins Creek, 371 Whitevale Road, Pickering6. Bowmanville Creek Fish Ladder, Bowmanville Creek, 35 Roenigk Drive, Bowmanville7. Erindale Park, Credit River, 1695 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

About the Highland Creek Watershed

The Highland Creek watershed falls almost entirely within the City of Toronto, with just a small section located in the City of Markham. It is approximately 102 square kilometres in size — small compared to the other watersheds in the Greater Toronto Area.

Highland Creek at Morningside Park in Autumn

Highland Creek is the most urbanized urbanized watershed in the Toronto region. Just 6% of its total area is forested. Despite this, the Highland Creek watershed boasts approximately 54 kilometres of trails. Its remnant forests, wetlands, and meadows offer great escapes in nature.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGHLAND CREEK