Discover Nature at Ruthven!

With nearly 1500 acres of land, Ruthven Park is composed of a diversity of ecosystems that provide essential habitat for an amazing variety of wildlife.

Carolinian forest, wetlands, riparian and aquatic habitat along the Grand River, meadows, and active agricultural land are all part of this diverse landscape.

Since 1994, Ruthven Park has been passionately studying and conserving these lands through bird banding, inventories, studies of species at risk, and habitat restoration projects.


Ruthven is a unique and diverse location for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Find out how and why we band birds, and ways you can become involved!


Discover diverse ecosystems, learn about some of the species that call the park home, and find out about stewardship projects occurring at the park.

Species at Risk

Learn about species at risk and what is being done to study and help them at Ruthven Park!


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 for groups of 6+ people

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

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