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Arboretum (Experimental Farm)

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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

spectacular gem in heart of city great place for a stroll, a picnic with kids, kite flying...in winter fun place to toboggan a real gem in our city

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safari37094507995
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Clean fun great time. Love the goats. Need for animals. I miss the explorer roses. That was amazing. One of the gems of ottawa

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank palitzamo
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This morning, we went for a walk in the Arboretum. A cool sunny fall morning, with the maple trees in full colour and the hydrangeas a beautiful pink. We will definitely return for a walk amongst the trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Golferboy18
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Whether riding your bike, walking your dog or just ambling along with a friend, Ottawa’s Arboretum is a treasure. There are countless pathways through fields, on wooden bridges over ponds or along the famed Rideau Canal and all offer something different to see. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WhositOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Arboretum is kind of an ordinary park, but it is actually very beautiful, with a lot of plants and trees. Not a must visit, but good for relaxation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank puripuricelul
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A real disappointment. The Hop On Hop Off bus does not stop here every hour (like it is suppose to)- stranding us on a rainy day with nowhere to sit or be out of the rain. Gardens and grounds were a mess.Give this place a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Judi I
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having previously been to Cornell's Arboretum in Ithaca, NY we were somewhat disappointed with this one. Flowers were sorely in need of water, and there was no staff in sight-we had to discover on our own where to park-limit of 90 minutes in limited availability....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Arboretum is part of the experimental farm located east of prince of wales drive and the canal is the other boundary ! Not much to do or see here other than a nice walk up hill as well for views of the canal! aThe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 8 June 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JonahRyanForCongress
Reviewed 7 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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16 February 2018|
Response from jamiesJ4020IS | Reviewed this property |
Usually late April. Depends on the weather. Sometimes early May. In the Arboretum you will also see Magnolias.
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.