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Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa

Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
The Central Experimental Farm is an agricultural facility, working farm, and research centre of the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As the name indicates, this farm is centrally located in and now surrounded by the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The farm is a National Historic Site of Canada and most buildings are protected and preserved as heritage buildings.The CEF original intent was to perform scientific research for improvement in agricultural methods and crops. While such research is still being conducted, the park-like atmosphere of the CEF has become an important place of recreation and education for the residents of Ottawa. Furthermore, over the years several other departments and agencies have encroached onto the CEF property, such as Natural Resources Canada, National Defence, and the Ottawa Civic Hospital .The CEF is bordered by the Rideau Canal to the east, Prince of Wales Drive to the South-East, Baseline Road to the south, and Merivale and Fisher Roads to the west, and Carling Avenue to the north.
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  • Be a tourist in your own town. Did you know if you want to try different plants that they are probably on display here? Most trees and shrubs have tags to let you know what they are. Nice museum of ol...  read more »
  • This is one of the more oddball things to do in the city of Ottawa, as there is a huge and operational farm within the city limits (not even that far from a lot of stuff.) It can be a quiet oasis from...  read more »
  • As a teacher, we had many school visits to this farm.The children loved interacting with the various animals and even feeding some of them! I highly recommend this as a family trip as well! It was cle...  read more »
  • This was an okay place to go on a date, but it would be better for those unacquainted with the farm. Also it was mostly walking around and reading. That being said we missed the demonstrations so maybe that's why. Website could be more helpful as I found it lacking in information. I was also a little put off that we are supporting GMO's. Would also have liked better look at chickens.
  • I have walked through this farm more times than I could ever count. Definetely go check out the hedge rows next to the tennis club, great place to relax.
  • Nice place!
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