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Arboretum (Experimental Farm)

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Address: Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
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US$82.07*
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Perfect for a summer day

Take the bike path, cross the locks, find a shady spot near Dow's Lake, and enjoy a picnic. Play hide and go seek with the kids. Rent a paddle boat at the Pavillion. Show the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
daviddD3505IR
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ottawa
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ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the bike path, cross the locks, find a shady spot near Dow's Lake, and enjoy a picnic. Play hide and go seek with the kids. Rent a paddle boat at the Pavillion. Show the family the farm animals. Enjoy this idyllic location.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times. I love to walk among the trees. It is particularly spectacular when all the apple blossoms are in bloom. It is educational and relaxing. Dogs are welcome and often seen here. Nothing for kids though and there is traffic on the road. The Farm is here and can be visited at the same time.

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Thank beverleykinman
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a beautiful, free place to spend a quiet day with family, friends, or on your own. There are hundreds of trees, a rock garden, water (the canal, a pond), bridges, groomed paths. You can walk your dogs, or play with your children here. Bring a picnic. Parking is available on the Experimental Farm at various locations. This is... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of our favorite places to take photos and enjoy the outdoors any season of the year. Large gardens, with many varieties of flowers and plants for every season.

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Thank Sharon I
Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

You can spend hours walking along river and small forest. Rent kayak, climb trees, picnic under the trees. Peaceful and under-rated!

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Thank florida078
Burlington, Canada
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a shame that the gardens have fallen into the condition that they have. This is a remarkable setting but they are obviously short-handed. The Japanese beetles have taken over the flower beds and the result is a mess!

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Thank 41Brian72
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A superbly landscaped park, great for romantic or family picnics, bring a camera as there are picturesque settings everywhere.

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Thank Stephen W
Halifax, Canada
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1,136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,612 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is well worth the time to visit even in the winter. Great place to stroll and to picnic. so much to see and so well looked after.

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Not many world class cities can say they have an entire fully functioning farm in the middle. This is a great place for a running, cycling or just visiting the animals and park around the Rideau Canal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A family visit sure to please. kids and Grandparents will enjoy the walk around the grounds, the animals and learnings about the farm. Always a crowd pleaser.

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