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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dow's lake” (28 reviews)
“rideau canal” (25 reviews)
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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
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+1 613-230-3276
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"dow's lake"
in 28 reviews
"rideau canal"
in 25 reviews
"fletcher wildlife"
in 6 reviews
"trees and plants"
in 4 reviews
"wedding pictures"
in 3 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 10 reviews
"rent a paddle boat"
in 3 reviews
"farm animals"
in 7 reviews
"carleton university"
in 7 reviews
"flower beds"
in 4 reviews
"year round"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"picnic"
in 55 reviews
"paths"
in 28 reviews
"species"
in 14 reviews
"tobogganing"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

It is a farm with animals. Good place to see farm and animals. Horses bit do not get too close but they are nice to see.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This is a beautiful place to walk--at all times of the year...and don't forget to also visit the adjacent Fletchers's Wildlife Garden. The only problem is there is too little parking, but there is parking and the place is often not busy. This is a...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Kids love it and they can run around and play in the great play area. There are always cool displays and cooking going on.

Thank K D
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Great for walking, picnics, gatherings, just relaxing under the trees. Many trees and plants are labeled for identification, so it's educational as well. Beautiful walking trails with water, bridges, etc. Great for walking the dog.

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 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
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

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

2  Thank lemenar
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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

1  Thank jamiesJ4020IS
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Reviewed January 12, 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

1  Thank JKJC22
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Reviewed November 17, 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
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Reviewed October 4, 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!!!

1  Thank Edwin B
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Thu P
February 16, 2018|
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Response from jamiesJ4020IS | Reviewed this property |
Usually late April. Depends on the weather. Sometimes early May. In the Arboretum you will also see Magnolias.
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Kemiim M
August 6, 2017|
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Response from chillwills | Reviewed this property |
There's no camping at the Arboretum. I don't know where someone got that idea.
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