PLAN YOUR VISIT
TO RUTHVEN PARK

Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property.

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.

VISIT

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.
Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.

PARTICIPATE

Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.
Once on the property make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit.

DISCOVER

Once on the property make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit.

Plan Your Visit To Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property. Not all of the species are permanent residents. Migratory birds may use the property for breeding in the summer and feeding or resting in the spring or fall. Other species such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals may spend all or part of their time on Ruthven Park property as they move through their life cycle.

The 1860’s brick estate Gate House situated along Hwy. #54 welcomes visitors to the entry point of the grounds. Once on the property make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit.  Hiking trails are situated throughout the property and provide the opportunity to walk through the Carolinian forest, view the river or enjoy the butterfly meadow.

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