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Arboretum (Experimental Farm)

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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
+1 613-230-3276
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“dow's lake” (28 reviews)
“rideau canal” (25 reviews)
Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
+1 613-230-3276
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with family, the animals are adorable, and it's pretty amazing that you are able to get up and close with the animals. The goats are a must see

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within the boundaries of the Experimental Farm, along the historic Rideau Canal, a short walk from Carleton University and a popular dining area known as Little Italy, the Arboretum is a Government of Canada managed property that showcases all of Canada's native tree species....More

Thank lemenar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether summer, spring, fall or winter the arboretum is a great place to go with family and the dog. Spring delivers the spectacular views of the many flowering trees. Like the awesome magnolia trees, summer is along Dow's Lake, the canal, plenty of shade and...More

Thank jamiesJ4020IS
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Ginette from AAFC was HORRIBLE to deal with in order to obtain a permission form to use the park for our small intimate ceremony/photos. She was very discouraging of the idea, very rude, and essentially was just trying to get us to find somewhere else....More

Thank JKJC22
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I have been to the farm on more than one occasion, once with my niece, who was 5 - it was so much fun to watch her interact with the animals. I have also been there with other adults for specific events like the sheep...More

Thank Rosaliegh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is a highlight of any trip to Ottawa. The splendid trees offer a sanctuary from civilization right in the heart of the city. The place is great for nature walks or for tobogganing in the winter!!!

Thank Edwin B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

great place to bring grandpa or kids for a visite free every day after 4pm open till 5pm see so many animals and learn so much

Thank cheryllynn18
Reviewed 20 July 2017

So many trees. This is a great way to preserve strains and species. If you like trees this is the place to go.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

what a jewel in the centre of Ottawa. Go and plan enough time to wander through the barns as well as the gardens - don't miss the pond in the rose garden! or the hidden path and tiny bridges. They are magical when you are...More

3  Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great place to visit!! Arboretum (Experimental Farm) was amazing!! Love the animals and the farm is really fun for all ages :) The staff is really nice and well organized.

1  Thank FoObzGatOtt
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Kemiim M
6 August 2017|
Response from chillwills | Reviewed this property |
There's no camping at the Arboretum. I don't know where someone got that idea.