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Heritage

RIM Park

RIM Park borders the Grand River, which was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1994. Native cultures flourished here for over 10,000 years, and more recently it has been central to the agricultural and industrial settlement of Ontario by European settlers.

The Grand River meanders past towns where many 19th-century mills, factories and foundries still stand, and winds peacefully through marshes and forests of sycamore, walnut, hackberry and other Carolinian species that are rare in Canada.

RIM Park provides Waterloo area residents with direct access to 1.5 kilometres (about one mile) of the Grand River along the eastern boundary of the park. A network of riverside trails and recreational uses, including canoeing and rowing, enrich your experiences along the Grand River.

RIM Park is also home to a sixth-generation Mennonite farm house and surrounding buildings, called the Elam Martin farmstead.