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.



Fall Hours

The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm

The Mansion: Reminder that our regular tours of the Thompson Mansion season has come to an end.  Be sure to check out our upcoming events to take advantage of tours of the mansion. We do offer tours of the mansion to pre booked groups of 15 or more. 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