CONSERVATION AT
RUTHVEN PARK

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and stewardship.

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.

CONSERVATION

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.
The Coach House before...

COACH HOUSE BEFORE

The Coach House before…
The Coach House after...

... AND AFTER RESTORATION (2006)

The Coach House after…

Conservation At Ruthven Park

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research, inventories, monitoring, restoring, active management and enhancing natural areas habitat for a variety of species at risk on the property. The site also preserves and practices preventive maintenance activities of the built heritage which includes the nineteenth-century buildings, artifacts, and cultural landscapes through research, monitoring, inventories, stabilization, maintenance, restoration, and repairs.

The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. holds an easement with The Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. This legal binding agreement focuses on the preservation and enhancement of both the natural and cultural heritage aspects of the property.   

Upcoming Events

Curiosity Room Collection Exhibit Ready for Curious Visitors

Did you know Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a new temporary exhibit on display? Here is a sneak peek of what you will see when you enter the back room of the Thompson Mansion, the first stop on the guided tour that takes place in the building: We are pleased to introduce the Curiosity […]

June 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, Summer feels like it is in full swing at Ruthven Park although the season doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, 2017. We hope you enjoy reading the June 2017 Newsletter, which can be downloaded by clicking the link in this post below. A special highlight in this edition of our […]

Fathers are FREE on Father’s Day!

In celebration of Father’s Day, Ruthven Park National Historic Site will offer free mansion tours to fathers on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Why not make an afternoon of your visit? Our site has plenty to offer in addition to tours of our magnificent 1840s Greek Revival Mansion: bird watching picnicking historic architecture (Gate House, Coach […]

Ruthven Park: The Perfect Starting Point For Hiking

This blog post was submitted by Sally Perkins. Explore the Heritage and Beauty of the Grand River The Grand River is the largest river in Southern Ontario, and the Lower Grand River Land Trust is just one of the many conservation areas along the banks of what was in 1994 declared a heritage river. This […]

National Tourism Week: May 28 – June 3, 2017

The staff of Ruthven Park National Historic Site wish our members, partners, visitors, and volunteers a productive and memorable National Tourism Week! Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on […]

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Summer Hours – May 20 to September 4

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

The Mansion: tours occur 10 am to 5 pm every hour on the hour with the last tour at 4 pm, 7 days a week. 

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

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