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 those opportunities.

Tourism Week in Canada aligns tourism organizations, businesses and other partners from across the country around a common vision: a tourism sector unencumbered by government policies and recognized for its contribution to the Canadian economy.

– from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada website,

Ruthven is a well-known tourism destination in Haldimand County for locals and tourists alike. It is open during the busy summer tourism season 7 days a week, which offers non-local visitors plenty of flexibility for planning a trip here. With its unique offerings, Ruthven is able to attract tourists from outside its locality, which brings new dollars into the County and Southwestern Ontario region, encourages local spending, and highlights the surrounding community’s fascinating history and stories. Ruthven also hires summer students each year to better serve the volume of tourists coming to visit the site, whether it be for a mansion tour, a trail hike, a relaxing afternoon enjoying the Edwardian garden, or one of the site’s other excellent offerings. This gives the students valuable paid working experience that will assist them in furthering their future careers.

Although Ruthven has only been open for just over a week for the 2017 summer season, it has already hosted visitors from places as far away as Texas and California. Staff look forward to continuing to welcome visitors from all over the globe as the tourism season continues. Plan your visit today!