Located on a national heritage site, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city.
The museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals—important to past and present Canadian agriculture—and to learn about the food they eat. In addition to breeds common to Canadian agriculture, such as Holstein dairy cows and Angus beef cows, the museum also has Canadienne and Milking Shorthorn dairy cows, and Tamworth pigs. Many other breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, poultry, goats, rabbits and even honeybees round out the collection.
Museum programs and exhibitions are related to Canada’s agricultural heritage, food literacy, and the benefits and relationship of agricultural science and technology to Canadians’ everyday lives.
Seasonal events include Easter on the Farm, the Sheep Shearing Festival, the Ice Cream Festival, and the Thanksgiving Harvest Weekend. Public programming also includes school programs, summer day camps, interpretive tours, demonstrations, and joint undertakings with community groups and associations.
Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards
The City recognizes outstanding achievements in heritage conservation with the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards:
Award of Excellence, Institutional in the category of Adaptive Re-Use