The Dominion Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm

Located on 64-acres of rolling land between Prince of Wales Drive and the historical Rideau Canal system, the arboretum was developed to test the hardiness of woody plants in the Canadian climate. With a variety of micro-climates and showcasing a range of woody plants, the collection contains around 4000 specimens.

The Dominion Arboretum displays a wide range of well-established trees and shrubs, some dating back to 1889. Because the Dominion Arboretum is north of the 45-degree latitude, it is considered to be the most northerly Arboretum on the continent.

Garden Unique features: A unique space in the heart of Ottawa, with its open space, beautiful views over the North and South lookouts, as well as a nice Hosta garden in between the lookouts. Lots of different growing environments and tree and shrub specimens to go with them. A few different Crab Apple Tree areas, mostly along Prince of Wales, a Magnolia Grove, lots of Weeping Willows, and one the most beautiful specimens of Bebb’s Oak – a significant tree at over 100 years old.
Area: Ouest


Arboretum, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6






Partially Wheelchair Accessible

Child Friendly

Dog Friendly (on leash)