Maple Hill Urban Farm – Ottawa- Alpaca Tours!

Maple Hill Urban Farm - Ottawa

Welcome to Maple Hill Urban Farm!

We are open only for Guided Alpaca Tours stated below, which include seeing barn animals.

The farm is no longer hosting self-guided drop-in animal visits due to ongoing restrictions and we are increasingly a very busy working farm so we can no longer host you at random.

Corn maze starts Labour Day weekend Friday September the 2nd 2022.

Goat Yoga Ottawa takes care of all of our Goat Yoga bookings! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HK4bpYE_zI Contact direct : Genny 613-324-0404

Sorry no more eggs for sale. Farm store (honey/honey products, garlic, alpaca wear)  is open during Alpaca tours only or order in advance to arrange pick up.

Alpaca Tours!

Tour Description: If you want to do something really unique and special, then come have a 45 minute visit with our friendly Alpacas and farm animals at Maple Hill Urban Farm in Ottawa! In our tour for the first 15 min we offer each participant a brief introduction to all of the adorable alpacas names and characters with some history and fun facts while supervising and matching participants to animals and having interactions and feeding. The next 15 min we spend handling and guiding them with lead ropes and bringing them back to their stations and meeting the ones you did not walk for photos and petting. The last 15 min we  introduce you to the other barn animals such as goats, chickens, ducks, cow, mini pigs etc. and show you our farm store! FUN FUN FUN. If you choose not to participate in Alpacas interactions you can still be in the tour. All levels of comfort will be customized and adapted. Tours happen in all reasonable weather or rescheduled.

 

Alpaca tours are routinely offered

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and

some holidays or by special request

By reservation only!!!!

 

Tour Hours

Fridays and Holidays 

11:00am to 11:45am

12:30pm to 1:15pm

Saturdays and Sundays

12:00pm – 12:45pm

1:30pm – 2:15pm

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Investment

$60 (2,3-4 people).

After 4 participants add:
extra children 5-12 yrs old add $10
 extra adults add $15

Single participants are $30

Bookings:

please follow instructions as described!!

Sent to Yesim Gumus by text only 613-323-2207

No online booking system YET sorry.

Please be patient for a response. Bookings made as they come in. I can’t hold bookings so please organize a few potential dates and times in your request, if its an inquiry and you are not ready to book you need to state that. If your date is clear, book it right away or it may be booked minutes later. We get requests at random all day. No phone calls please, unless no texting available.

In your booking request text we need: 

~Alpaca tour booking request

~A day and time we offer/

~number of adults/number and ages of children

~booking name/ booking mobile number

(let us know if someone is not actively participating but in

the tour so we can prepare animals)

Example

Alpaca Tour Request

Preferred date Saturday April 30/2022, 1:30pm

Alternative date Saturday May 7/2022 12:00pm

2 adults, 1 senior,  2 children/7,9

John, 888-888-8888

Note: Senior will not be actively participating with Alpacas

 

Further instructions

Each booking by text will be followed by a booking screen shot and  information paragraph for arrival and safety instructions to be agreed and confirmed by booking participant after sharing and confirming with the group.

babies or toddlers up to age 5 are free each needs an adult supervisor

Pregnant women or parents with strollers or carriers and  children under 5 can observe safely at the sidelines with adult supervising each child, for safety reasons. Children share an animal with one parent each following safety procedures.

Thanks! See you soon! The Farm Team

 

Farm History

Our farm is located in Ottawa’s Greenbelt, a publicly owned 20,000-hectare expanse of land including wetlands, farmlands and forests surrounding the Canadian capital.

In 2012, the 167 acre farm was leased as part of the National Capital Commission sustainable farmland program. Since then the farm aims to provide a food production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. Part of the mission is to teach and share the benefits of naturally grown food to the extended community and to share ideas and practices with like minded people through community work and gardens.

We raise healthy and happy animals such as goats, ducks, chickens and turkeys. All animals roam freely across many different grazing pastures around the farm. In addition to open grazing on our fields we also treat our animals to leftover farm-grown fruits, vegetables and sorghum as well as alfalfa and hay.

 

 

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