The Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre is an educational facility portraying the natural history of Rondeau Provincial Park. There are displays of park features, wildlife and human history, live animals, and a birding garden window where you can sit in comfort and watch the visitors to our feeders.
Naturalists are available throughout the year to assist you with any questions or inquiries you may have about the flora, fauna and cultural history of this beautiful park!
The “Carolinian Corner” Bookstore is also located in the Visitor Centre. Operated by the Friends of Rondeau, this bookstore offers numerous nature publications, gifts, clothing, toys and equipment.
For more information about upcoming events or programs occurring in the park, please give us a call or check out the “Events” section here.
School Groups and Outreach
Apart from being naturalists, we are also passionate educators who love sharing our knowledge with all of you! We offer school activities and outreach programs throughout the year.
School Programs are curriculum based and we accept groups from JK to grade 12. Having trouble transporting your class out here? We can also bring our program to you! For more information on the school programs that we offer, please give us a call or download our brochure here.
Outreach programs can be tailored to your group’s interests. These can include private hikes in the park or presentations brought to your facility.
Past programs have included
- Women’s Outdoor Workshop – Understanding the Outdoors
- Ridgetown Horticultural Society – Beneficial Insects in your Garden
- Retirement Homes – Carolinian Canada
- Probus Club – Carolinian Canada
- Go Wild, Grow Wild Expo – Carolinian Canada
- Chatham-Kent Library Branches – Spring in Southern Ontario
2018 Visitor Centre Hours
July & August 2018: OPEN MONDAY- SUNDAY, 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
September 2018: OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY, 11:00AM – 3:00PM (Open Labour Day Monday)
October 2018: OPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY, 11:00AM – 3:00PM (Open Thanksgiving Monday)
For more information about the Visitor Centre or programs being offered please telephone 519.674.1768.
2018 Festival Dates and Big Events
January 21: Business/Planning meeting – Board members only – 10am @TBA
February 17- 19: Family Day Activities
March 4: Board Meeting – ALL members welcome – location TBA
March 10-18: March Break Wings of Spring Activities *Volunteers Needed
March 30- April 2: Easter Weekend Activities
April 22: Earth Day tree planting (Tentative)
May 1 – 21: Festival of Flight *Volunteers needed
June 3: Board Meeting – ALL members welcome – location TBA
June 9: Blenheim Nature Festival
July 20: HPHP Day *Volunteers needed
August 12: AGM ~ ALL MEMBERS WELCOME – Rondeau Visitor Centre
August 18: Reptile Day *Volunteers needed
September 9: Great Shoreline Clean-up *Volunteers needed
September 16: Monarch Migration Festival *Volunteers needed
October 28: Raffle Draw – Rondeau Visitor Centre
November 4: Board Meeting – ALL members welcome – location TBA