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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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Gardens need attention

It is a shame that the gardens have fallen into the condition that they have. This is a remarkable setting but they are obviously short-handed. The Japanese beetles have taken... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a shame that the gardens have fallen into the condition that they have. This is a remarkable setting but they are obviously short-handed. The Japanese beetles have taken over the flower beds and the result is a mess!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superbly landscaped park, great for romantic or family picnics, bring a camera as there are picturesque settings everywhere.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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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