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.

The Rondeau Visitor Centre offers curriculum-based school programs for any grade! Contact Laura Penner at 519-674-1772 or laura.penner@ontario.ca for more information or to plan your visit.

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

2019/2020 Visitor Centre Hours

October 2019 – Thursday-Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm

November 1 – December 20, 2019 – Saturday-Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm (except CLOSED Nov. 9, Nov. 30, & Dec. 7)

December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 – OPEN DAILY 9:00am to 3:00pm (except CLOSED Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31, & Jan. 1)

February 15-17, 2020 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

March 14-23, 2020 – OPEN DAILY 9:00am to 3:00pm

April 2020 – Thursday-Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm

May 1-17, 2020 – OPEN DAILY 7:00am to 5:00pm

May 18 – September 7, 2020 – OPEN DAILY 9:00am to 4:00pm

For more information about the Visitor Centre or programs being offered please telephone 519.674.1768.

Festival Dates and Big Events

For all upcoming events and their descriptions click Here