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
2017 Visitor Centre Hours
April, 2017: Friday-Sunday: OPEN 10:00am – 4:00pm
May 1st – 21st: OPEN DAILY 7:00am – 5:00pm
May 22nd – 28th: OPEN DAILY 10:00am – 4:00pm
May 29th – June 2nd: CLOSED FOR TRAINING
June 3rd – June 30th: Wednesday-Sunday: OPEN 10:00am – 4:00pm
July 1st – September 4th: OPEN DAILY 10:00am – 5:00pm
Nov & Dec 2017: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm (Closed November 19)
For more information about the Visitor Centre or programs being offered please telephone 519.674.1768.
2017 Festival Dates and Big Events
March 11-19, 2017 – Wings of Spring
May 1 – 21, 2017 – Festival of Flight
July 8, 2017 – Paddling Puppeteers
July 21, 2017 – Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day (Free Daily Entrance)
August 19, 2017 – Reptile Day
September 10, 2017 – Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
September 17, 2017 – Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
October 7, 2017 – Halloween Festival