Tours of the Manor House
Take a step back in time as you tour the Manor House where the Laird of Fintry and his “dear old Missus” took on the challenge of life together in a new land a century ago.
Tours are offered weekends through the summer, at 1pm and 2:30pm
- Members are free
- Adults $5
- Children and Students $2
- Children under five FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)
There’s also an “Adopt a Part of Dun-Waters’ Dream” program, which enables you to adopt a part of the garden, house, barn area, walking path or labyrinth for varying amounts. All donations and “adoptions” over $50 receive an income tax receipt.
Self-Guided Tour Download the Self-Guided Tour Brochure Here
The self-guided tour takes you through fourteen points of historic interest, from the barn complex to the packinghouse and boat launch.
Visit the octagonal barn and barn complex area. This area was the core of Capt. James Dun-Waters’ agricultural operations. The Octagonal Barn, built in 1924, housed Dun-Waters’ Ayrshire dairy cows. It is believed to be the last structure of its kind in the province.
Count the stairs as you climb up to view Fintry’s triple waterfall. You can see much of the falls from only 100 stairs but keep going up the next 300+ stairs to the top for an amazing view. That waterfall had enough power to turn a Pelton wheel and provide power to the Manor House at a time when most residents were still using coal oil lights! When you walk near the falls, look for remnants of wire-wrapped wood pipes that were used as part of an irrigation system so unusual that European experts called it “impossible”.
BC Parks has a large camping and day-use area and 2km of beaches. There is a convenient boat launch at the park.