Central Experimental Farm

Left: Tractor Combine at Central Experimental Farm. Undated photo, Library and Archives Canada. Right: Promotional image for Central Experimental Farm, 1890 / AAFC, Neg. 445099

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

The Central Experimental Farm is the most important scientific landscape in Canada. Founded in 1886, the property has been used to develop, test and promote agricultural knowledge and products critical for Canada's economy and geopolitical position. The tour will explore the underlying design logic of the site, its architecture, ornamental features and its place in Ottawa's larger science and urban systems.

GUIDES: Peter Anderson is completing a doctorate at Queen's University on the historical geography of the Central Experimental Farm and is actively involved in heritage matters in Ottawa. Julie Harris is a heritage consultant and public historian with a deep interest in the history of the Farm, and was a co-author of its Management Plan.


Heritage Ottawa Members: $5  /  Non-Members: $10  ( Payable by cash at start of the tour )


Meet: Building 72 in the Arboretum ( Friends of the Farm building )
72 Arboretum
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6