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 )