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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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So many species to see

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank JJ1959
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Arboretum once a year and it is very nice to walk around and see people fishing and riding around on their bikes. Not to mention to canoers on the canal. Don't swim here though, the water is gross.

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Thank Alissa D
Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the spring and fall, the Arboretum is a photographer's paradise. In the spring, its the blossoms, in the fall, the explosion of fall colors. for the non-photographer, the arboretum is a graet place for a summer picnic.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This spot is close to the Rideau Canal and several other important places of interest. The arboretum has many temperate trees, shrubs and floweing species grown in a compact area. This is a source of information for biology students in particular and the general public in general. Located nearby is the Canadian Museum of Agriculture, Dow's Lake, Carleton University and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We went for a long walk in the Arboretum on a beautiful warm sunny November day. The Arboretum is a huge green space in central Ottawa. You can walk along the Rideau Canal (which we did), take the trails, or just stroll amongst the trees. It's the spot where locals walk their dogs, bike, jog and picnic. The Arboretum is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

You got to love this place during the summer! It's such a nice area to just relax and enjoy the sun by the water or underneath the shade of a tree. With its bike paths it's easily accessible by biking or walking. Don't forget to bring a picnic!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I've been a few times with different friends for walks or runs/roller blading. It was beautiful to go to in the summer but bring your own water!

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OTTAWA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A delight any time of year but especially beautiful on a crisp, sunny fall day when you can admire the colourful foliage.

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