CONSERVATION AT
RUTHVEN PARK

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and stewardship.

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.

CONSERVATION

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.
The Coach House before...

COACH HOUSE BEFORE

The Coach House before…
The Coach House after...

... AND AFTER RESTORATION (2006)

The Coach House after…

Conservation At Ruthven Park

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research, inventories, monitoring, restoring, active management and enhancing natural areas habitat for a variety of species at risk on the property. The site also preserves and practices preventive maintenance activities of the built heritage which includes the nineteenth-century buildings, artifacts, and cultural landscapes through research, monitoring, inventories, stabilization, maintenance, restoration, and repairs.

The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. holds an easement with The Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. This legal binding agreement focuses on the preservation and enhancement of both the natural and cultural heritage aspects of the property.   

Upcoming Events

Three Upcoming Events Commemorating the Centenary of Passchendaele

2017 is a special year for a number of reasons, one being that the 100th anniversary – also known as a centenary – of the Battle of Passchendaele in WWI falls on this year. Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a special connection to this particular battle as a member of the Thompson family who […]

Ruthven’s For The Birds Festival 2017

Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s annual birding festival returns for another year of high-flying fun and excitement! This all-ages drop-in event will offer something for everyone, and will take place rain or shine. Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout the event. Ruthven is proud to be part of the Haldimand Bird Observatory and […]

Speaker Announcement for the Lower Grand River Land Trust’s Annual General Meeting

At 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. will take place in the Coach House at Ruthven Park National Historic Site. The Trust is the not-for-profit, non-government, charitable organization that owns and manages Ruthven Park. All current members of the Trust and the public […]

September 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, September is here, and though the leaves are starting to change, this week it feels like summer has made a comeback! Better late than never, we say. To view our September 2017 newsletter, simply click on the link below in this blog post and download the PDF to your computer or […]

Labour Day Weekend & General Autumn Hours 2017

Labour Day Weekend Hours This Labour Day weekend is your last chance to enjoy tours of the Thompson Mansion at Ruthven Park all day, every day! On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday this weekend, tours will be offered every hour on the hour from 10:00 am onwards, with the last tour leaving at 4:00 pm. We […]

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Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: by appointment only

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0