Connect with Nature at Ruthven Park

With nearly 1,500 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 site.

Species at Risk

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



Spring Hours

The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – By change Saturday and Sunday

The Mansion: Tours by appointment only, groups of 15 people or more. Call for more information 905-772-0560

Bird Banding: Banding lab is open April 1 –  May 31 for the fall migration.  Sunrise until 12 noon, weather dependent. 

Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 

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