Mill of Kintail Conservation Area

The museum is open from Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend

7 days a week from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

The conservation area is a brilliant natural backdrop to the Mississippi Valley Conservation education program. Within the 154 acres, students encounter the Indian River, mature forest and open fields. The comprehensive education program explores many  aspects of the environm ent from str eam studie s to soi l profiling and wildlife habitat. The programs are curriculum based to meet the needs of elementary students from kindergarten to Grade 8 with an emphasis on water, conservation and stewardship.The playstructure and grounds provide wide open space for children to play. Our Cloister-on-the-Hill is the site for many weddings and church services. You can browse through the museum gift shop which features locally made crafts, R. Tait McKenzie and James Naismith souvenirs and educational items.

At the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area we are pleased to present the lives of two prominent and influential Canadians, boyhood friends born and raised in Ramsay Township  just aroun d the corner from the Mill of Kintail property. The R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum is now also home to the Naismith Museum.

Robert Tait McKenzie
While at the Mill of Kintail, tour through the museum which showcases the life and works of Robert Tait McKenzie. In the 1930’s, Dr. McKenzie and his wife Ethel used the Mill as their summer home and sculpture studio. The couple hosted guests from around the world from artists to politicians. They spent many glorious summer days with friends swimming and canoeing in the Indian River which runs alongside the property.Both Ethel and Tait were artists, she as a poet and he as a sculptor. Many artists visit the site to share in the inspiration found there by the McKenzies. Learn more about Robert Tait McKenzie.

The Masks of Expression (on exhibit at the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum) were sculpted by Dr. McKenzie to illustrate the body’s progression through physical exertion.

James Naismith
Dr. James Naismith is best known world wide as the inventor of basketball. He also led an exemplary life, following the values he held dear. He was an educator and leader, dedicated to developing character through sport, and devoted to serving society. His gift of basketball is played in over 200 countries around the world.

Learn more about the life and times of Dr. James Naismith.

Off season exhibit tours available by appointment only between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, call 613-256-3610 ext. 2.

Mill of Kintail Museum Committee
Staff at the Mill of Kintail are supported by community volunteers who:
•    assist in developing recommendations and strategies to improve Museum operating standards
•    initiate projects and activities that will help to implement the development plans
•    assist staff with special and regular programming
•    consult with outside agencies, groups and individuals as appropriate
•    investigate additional funding sources

If you are interested in knowing more about the committee please contact MVCA at 613-253-0006 or email Thank you to our committee for your support and assistance:

Wayne Morrison, Chair, Alex Gillis (MVCA rep.), Wendy Bridges, Lucy Carleton, Dr. James Coupland, Kathy Duncan and Darcy Moses

Health & Wellness at the Mill of Kintail
Come for the day to hike, ski or snowshoe our extensive network of trails through the fields and forest of the Conservation Area. The fitness trail, a Joy of Effort-inspired fitness challenge, will test your physical abilities at eight different activity stations. Pack a lunch and picnic under the shade of an appl e tree. Cross country skiers and snowshoers enjoy the crisp winter air and spectacular sights along the designated trails. The Mill of Kintail is a great place to start and maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Exchange your vows among the natural beauty that only an outdoor ceremony Cloister-on-the-Hill can provide.
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Conservation Area Grounds
The extensive grounds at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area are perfect for a number of different style weddings, retreats, and picnics.

Gatehouse Conference Centre
This building has a 35 person seating capacity for receptions, meetings, and conferences. This is the perfect venue for a small business retreat. Low cost rental fees and access to the entire site, this really is a fantastic day away from the office. Kitchen and WIFI facilities available.

Other Facilities
Available to rent are tents, chairs, and tables. One white Marquee tent, 20′ x 20′, with removable roll-up walls, will seat 40 guests or 80 theatre-style.
Please contact us for pricing and further details.

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
2854 Ramsay Concession 8, R.R. #1, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0
Tel: (613) 256-3610 Fax: (613) 256-5087
E-mail: 售卖中