Spring at Ruthven Park

Please Note:

As Haldimand County has entered Stage 3, Ruthven Park has decided to remain closed at this time. Staff is working hard to make improvements to our site during these uncertain times to make your next visit to Ruthven Park even better.

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

DISCOVER

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military, and the arts.
The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo, and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or social gathering.

ENJOY

The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo, and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or social gathering.
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

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.

A 1,500-Acre Country Estate

Please Note:

As Haldimand County has entered Stage 3, Ruthven Park has decided to remain closed at this time. Staff is working hard to make improvements to our site during these uncertain times to make your next visit to Ruthven Park even better.

Discover the 1,500-acre country estate and former home of five generations of the Thompson family located in southwestern Ontario in rural Haldimand County.

Today the site is owned by The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., a non-government, not-for-profit volunteer-based organization. Our purpose is to conserve the cultural and natural landscapes for the enjoyment of our visitors. The mansion overlooks the Canadian Heritage Grand River which played a significant role in the early history of the area and development of the Ruthven Park National Historic Site. An example would be the former industrial town of Indiana which was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is where David Thompson built his businesses and initially lived. A significant portion of Ruthven Park is also part of the North Cayuga Slough Forest, a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) as well as an Environmentally Sensitive Area.

Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a beautiful Coach House for Rental for your special event, wedding or Social & Business Functions. Enjoy the beauty of the grounds they have been used for many movies and film shoots.