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The FWG is only a few miles from the centre of Ottawa. It’s open to the public and there is no admission charge.

By public transportation

The number 85 bus stops at Carling and Preston, near Dow’s Lake. From there, it’s a 20-minute walk to FWG. From the south, buses 88 and 111 stop at Baseline and Prince of Wales Drive; walk north along Prince of Wales to get to the garden. 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. Buses 7 and 10 also go into Carleton University.

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.

View of entrance, approaching from the north on Prince of Wales

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 above.

Visitor parking is available at the lot just past the baseball diamond (large red oval on map below), and an area beside the AgCanada Building 136 (smaller red oval), and along Prince of Wales south of the entrance road (red line). Authorized users (with AgCanada permits) may park at the Resource Centre at the end of the road. Click on map for a larger view.

Our mailing address:

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

(613) 234-6767 (not frequently answered)

Please note: The telephone book may list us at 930 Carling Avenue. 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. On Google Maps search for Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON.