Canada's First Forestry Station Interpretive Centre

Service Details
Hours Wed-Mon 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Jun-Sep 1 * off-season by appointment
Areas Served Norfolk County ; Southwestern Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Drop in during summer hours otherwise by appointment
Languages English
Fees Donation only requested
Address and Location
Located In Community Port Rowan
Address & Map
885 Hwy 24 S
St Williams, ON N0E 1M0
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Intersection Forestry Farm Rd and Hwy 24 S
Mailing Address c/o Port Rowan/South Walsingham Herritage Association 
PO Box 193 
Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Interpretive Centre 
* summer months - an interpreter will guide through displays and exhibits and explain the history of Canada's First Forestry Station * self-guided path with interpretive panels 
* off-season - a guide will meet visitors with an appointment to view old photos of early conservation work in Southern Ontario  
Rooms display early nursery artifacts used in the early years of the station * building has been declared a heritage building and features chestnut ceilings, pine walls, and maple flooring * Carolinian Tree Species are illustrated * public picnic area on site 
New exhibit for 2019 is Early Furniture of Norfolk County
Contact Information
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Primary Contact Anne Wynia, Committee Chair, Canada's First Forestry Station committee; Phone: 519-875-3350; Email:
Alternate Contact Betty Chanyi, Past Chair; Phone: 519-586-7175
Primary Executive Paul Smith, Association Chair, Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association; Phone: 226-401-2652; Email: