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01 Jul, 2013

Celebrating Canada Day at the Canada Agriculture Museum

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

This morning we took a loop around the Canada Agriculture Museum (a.k.a The Central Experimental Farm) and the ornamental gardens. You couldn’t ask for a better day weather wise. Plus it was free! (Although you do pay for parking there now.)

There was a lot going on today, and a lot of friends we wanted to visit. Sidebar: have you ever been licked by a cow?


Cute calf!

Meet Kasha!

BaaaaK! (Translation: Cheeeeese!)

Have ye wool?

Tiny treasures


Admiring the trees

My favourite roses

Ew! Crabapple trees covered in dead caterpillars.

It was a great way to spend a few hours. And now it’s time for a nap. I need to recharge before the fireworks!

2 Responses to "Celebrating Canada Day at the Canada Agriculture Museum"

1 | Bob

July 5th, 2013 at 11:14 am


Love the photos!

2 | Jenn

July 7th, 2013 at 9:54 pm


We were in Ottawa for the long weekend (first time in several years – oh, how I missed it!) We ALMOST went here but Star Wars won out (among others) Now I’m sad we missed it! How is visiting in the winter??

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