Nestled deep within the heart of Carolinian Canada, lies Ontario’s second oldest Provincial Park: Rondeau!

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” Gift Shop is also located in the Visitor Centre. Operated by the Friends of Rondeau, this gift shop offers numerous nature publications, gifts, clothing, toys and equipment.

2023 Hours of Operation

Visitor Centre:

April: Open Thursday – Sunday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

May:  Open daily from 7:00am – 5:00pm (from May 1-21)

           Open daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm (from May 22 – September 4)

Fall Hours: Thursday – Sunday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Carolinian Corner: Hours TBD- Opening in May 2023


Programming runs throughout the year in Rondeau, with daily programming occurring during our spring Festival of Flight and throughout the peak summer season.
For more information, please give the Visitor Centre a call at 519.674.1768 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 Jess Matthews at 519.674.1768 or 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