Central Experimental Farm

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Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6- Map It
Phone: (613) 991-3044

AAA Editor Notes

Central Experimental Farm, on the Driveway at Maple Dr., consists of 427 hectares (1,055 acres). Established in 1886, the farm is the headquarters and research station of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Flowerbeds, ornamental gardens, an arboretum and a tropical greenhouse are showcased, and various historical buildings are on the site. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, at 901 Prince of Wales Dr., features farm-related demonstrations and exhibits, and a variety of farm animals, including alpacas, cattle, pigs and Clydesdale horses. The museum also has bread and tractor exhibits.
Grounds free. Museum $8.70; $6.96 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $6.09 (ages 3-12); free (ages 0-2 and to all 4-5 p.m.); $22.61 (family, two adults and three children).
$1 per half hour ($6 maximum per day).
Hours: Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. Tropical Greenhouse open Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sun. 10-4. Museum open daily 9-5, late Feb.-Oct. 31; Wed.-Sun. 9-5, rest of year. Closed Christmas.