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The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

32 University Ave. | Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-585-1917
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What a Wonderful Centre - Great Light and Ambience - A Perfect Place to Study or Socialise

This centre, affectionately known as the KCIC, is a wonderful gathering place for people of all... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Jim U
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Nicest building on campus

I had some work to do and found this gem on the Campus. Beautiful grounds and nice, light-filled... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Jamie M
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32 University Ave. | Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-585-1917
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This centre, affectionately known as the KCIC, is a wonderful gathering place for people of all ages. It truly showcases why Acadia is a wonderful university and Wolfville is a welcoming community for students, residents and tourists alike.

Thank Jim U
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I had some work to do and found this gem on the Campus. Beautiful grounds and nice, light-filled common room for quiet studies.

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I spent a wonderful morning here, walking around the gardens and forest area. Every bench beckoned me to sit for a moment and just enjoy the surroundings. I am so thankful for this place so that students from Acadia can recharge and visitors like me...More

Thank Kari S
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This wasn't here when I went to Acadia many....many years ago! What a beautiful, impressive building and surrounding grounds. The students are very fortunate to have this lovely building in which to study! Stop by and don't hesitate to go in for a look.

Thank Acadia80
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

A great place to take a break, take a book , take a walk. Plan on a couple of hours to soak it in and you will feel your body begin to rest. Great design.

Thank Sheron H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The perfect spot to sit and relax. The architecture and interior design are just stunning. Not to mention the beautiful gardens, inside and out.

Thank lea804
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

A space with a difference. Comfortable,welcoming...what a treat to just sit and think or read in such a pleasant environment.

Thank ScotiaHBM
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We are parents of a new Acadia Student. We greatly appreciated this building for its beauty and serenity. On the main floor, they have comfortable leather seats that has a warm, open library feel to it. Downstairs, they have nice bathrooms. This is definitely a...More

Thank Wendy N
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for a walk at the end of a long day. Grandparents shared their knowledge of the featured native plants with their adult grandkids. Lots of seating throughout to rest the older members of our group. Parking across the road in the university was...More

Thank 780cat
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The botanical gardens are a hidden gem -- an oasis of peace in the heart of the town. There are nice trails, lovely gardens, streams and bridges, ... You can also see the greenhouse and library. Beautiful architecture and decors. Hints: Check out the inside...More

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dianne w
24 February 2016|
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Response from Barry M | Reviewed this property |
The Centre is on the Acadia University campus. A short walk through Wolfville will bring you to the water and some interesting historic landmarks.
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Gladjack
30 September 2015|
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Response from bmackenz06 |
The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is open from 8am - 10pm Mon - Sun. The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8am - dusk.
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