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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” (27 reviews)
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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
+1 613-230-3276
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Walking through this place is a tree lovers dream. Trees from all over the world. If yo're like me it gives you ideas about what to buy for your yard. Plus its a great place to walk the dogs.

Thank chillwills
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is my favourite place in all of Ottawa. It's a wonderful place year round - in the spring and summer it's beautiful for picnics, walking, reading a book, playing sports, people watching, taking pictures (there's always wedding pictures being taken here!). Lots of beautiful...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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.

Thank daviddD3505IR
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank beverleykinman
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....More

Thank Lisa S
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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.