Filming at Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park National Historic Site makes an excellent setting for a film location.

Take advantage of our magnificent grounds with its abundance of trees, and use the backdrop of the architectural elements of our heritage buildings.

Situated along the banks of the Canadian Heritage Grand River, Ruthven Park is a unique and beautiful location, that offers a peaceful atmoshphere and lots of free parking.

Ruthven Park is proud to help Ontario’s film industry and is a proud member of Ontario Media Development Corporation.

There are opportunities for commercial filming.

Contact us in advance to arrange a visit to view the site and areas you are potentially interested in.

Photography at Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park also offers a stunning backdrop for all kinds of photography.

Professional Photoshoots

Commercial photographers may use the exterior of the site’s historic buildings and the expansive grounds and gardens for photoshoots with Clients at a rate of $100.00 + HST for two hours (2018 rate). The interior of the mansion is not available for photoshoots at this time for conservation reasons.

Clients are asked to please call 905-772-0560 or email to book photography sessions at Ruthven Park during designated opening hours.

Mansion Photography

Mansion tour participants are encouraged to take photos of the interior of the mansion, as long as flash is not used. If you are the member of a group of 6 or more photographers that would like to visit together in order to photograph the mansion interior, call in advance at 905-772-0560 or email to inquire about availability.


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