It’s time to celebrate! The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is highlighting Canada’s birthday with lots of exciting activities for the whole family. Our special demonstrations will offer visitors the chance to learn about Canadian agriculture and learn about different Canadian breeds of livestock. There will be games, a craft, ice cream making and tasting, as well a chance to sample a Canadian classic: butter tarts!
Admission is free, however parking fees still apply.
Special Demonstrations – Meet the Canadian Breeds:
|10 a.m.||Meet the Chantecler Chicken||Poultry House|
|11 a.m.||Meet the Canadienne Cow||Dairy Barn|
|12 p.m.||Meet the Rideau Arcott Sheep||Sheep Field|
|2 p.m.||Meet the Lacombe Pig||Small Animal Barn|
|3 p.m.||Meet the Canadian Horse||Horse Paddock|
|4 p.m.||Afternoon Milking||Dairy Barn|
*Demonstration times are subject to change. Please check your handouts the day of the event.
Ice Cream Making
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The young and young-at-heart can help make ice cream using an old-fashioned hand-crank freezer. The best part? Everyone who helps can taste the end result!
The Great Canadian Quiz
Ongoing activity - closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors can spin the wheel and test their knowledge of Canadian trivia.
Kids’ Craft Station
Kids are invited to make a Canada Day-themed craft to take home.
Ongoing activity - closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visitors are invited to the demonstration kitchen to sample this delicious treat. Learn about where the ingredients come from and interesting facts about the origins of this Canadian classic.
Download the recipe! (pdf)
Historical Site Tour with Tea Time
Join us as we take a walk down memory lane and discover interesting historical facts about our beloved museum and its surrounding heritage buildings. The tour will end with a sample of tea, just like it was served all those years ago at the Experimental Farm’s annual garden parties.
Rookie Riders Kid Zone
Rookie Riders is a National Program, providing an opportunity for children to experience the joy of equestrian sport, starting on a barrel. This skill building program introduces activities and games which will help kids develop balance, coordination and flexibility.
Face Painting ($)
The Painted Pixie will be on site to work her magic!
Food Services ($)
The Hot Potato Company will be on site to offer food services.