We Are Open: Ruthven Park Winter Reopening 2018

Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff are pleased to announce that the site is open again following the 2017 Holiday Closure. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and that you have had an excellent start to 2018!

Please note our Winter Hours of Operation:

The Gate House: office open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Grounds: open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Mansion: tours by appointment Monday to Friday for 6+ people

Are you planning to visit in the coming weeks? Here are some suggestions to make the best of your trip here:

10 Things to Do at Ruthven Park in Winter

  1. Do your Valentine’s Day shopping in the Hollyhock Gift Shop
  2. Bundle up to explore our 5 km of trails
  3. Book an event in the Coach House
  4. See ice form on the Canadian Heritage Grand River
  5. Visit the Indiana and Thompson Family Cemeteries
  6. Book a tour of the Mansion for 6+ people
  7. Attend Trivia Night on Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm in the Coach House
  8. Take an animal tracks book with you while exploring the grounds to identify prints in the snow
  9. Enjoy “Families Go Wild” with Wild Ontario on Family Day Monday February 19, 2018
  10. See winter birds visiting the well-stocked feeders at the Bird Banding Station