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How to find the Fletcher Wildlife Garden


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The FWG is only a few miles from the centre of Ottawa.

By public transportation

The number 118 bus comes along Prince of Wales Drive and stops near the entrance to the FWG, but only on Sundays. Routes 85 (all week) and 101 (not on Sunday) stop at Carling and Preston; from there, it's a 20-minute walk to FWG. OCTranspo map

The closest O-Train stop is at Carleton University. From there, walk toward the Rideau Canal, cross the canal at Hartwell's Locks and veer right up the hill to enter the FWG at its southeast corner.

By car

From downtown, take the Queen Elizabeth Driveway on the west side of the Rideau Canal. After skirting Dow's Lake, the road becomes Prince of Wales Drive. Continue on this road around the traffic circle in the Central Experimental Farm. As you head south, watch for the billboard-style sign with our heron logo. It will be on your left. See street view below.

Coming from the west end of the city, head east on Baseline Road. Turn left on Prince of Wales and watch for the sign with the heron on your right. See street view below.

Our mailing address

Fletcher Wildlife Garden
BP Box 35069 Westgate
Ottawa ON   K1Z 1A2

Please note: The telephone book lists us at 930 Carling This is NOT correct. The Carling address is for the Central Experimental Farm. Although the FWG is on the Farm, it is not part of Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. Our mail comes via the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club at the address above.




This page was revised 8 August 2013
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