The Central Experimental Farm is located in Ottawa, Ontario and was established in 1886 as the central research station for the federal Department of Agriculture. The Farm continues that scientific focus as the location for laboratories and research plots for the Ottawa Research and Development Centre.
The Central Experimental Farm is also a National Historic Site of Canada and home to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada headquarters. The Farm and some of its attractions are open to the public throughout the year.
Services and information
Learn about the Central Experimental Farm
Indigenous gathering space that offers a safe environment to share Indigenous knowledge and lived experiences
Major attractions at the Central Experimental Farm
Identify boundaries, buildings and sites of interest on the Central Experimental Farm
Find out about weddings, charitable activities, calendar of activities, and rules for dogs on the farm
Learn about public participation in the farm’s management
Learn about the long-term framework for managing the farm as both a national historic site and an active research landscape
Central Experimental Farm - Contact us
Central Experimental Farm (CEF) Information
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
K.W. Neatby Building - Room 1103
960 Carling Avenue
Facsimile: 613-759-6901 (Be sure to mark "Attention: CEF Information" on your cover page)