The following sites, developed for various reasons, all provide valuable wild pollinator habitat. Visit them to see how people are supporting pollinators throughout the Outaouais-Ontario East region.


Beaux Arbres Native Plants

29 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol, Quebec (4.5 km north of Highway 148) Show on Map

The native plant demonstration gardens at Beaux Arbres are alive with a wide variety of flowers and pollinators throughout the season. See over ten different types of plantings in diverse sites, including a woodland garden, rock garden, willow grove, dye garden, prairie meadow, and more.

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Bridge-to-Bridge project

East side of Bronson Avenue between the canal and the Rideau River Show on Map

Residents of Old Ottawa South are turning a strip of mowed grass into an urban meadow and forest filled with a diversity of trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers.

Canadian Wildlife Federation

350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata Show on Map

The CWF includes a pollinator bed among its many demonstration gardens, complete with a plant list. An interactive map on its web site allows you to click on each plant for photos and more information.

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Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Prince of Wales Drive just south of the Dominion Arboretum Show on Map

The Fletcher Wildlife Garden features several areas that particularly attract pollinators.

  • Pollinator garden in a box (at northeast corner of the Old Field habitat)
  • Butterfly Meadow
  • Backyard Garden

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Landscapes of Canada Gardens

Just west of the Canadian Museum of Nature Show on Map

This outdoor space at the CMN features native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers found in Canada’s boreal forest, Arctic tundra, and prairie grasslands. Although not created for pollinators, the prairie garden, in particular, attracts a number of bees, butterflies, flies, and other insects.

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Lansdowne Park

East side of the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park Show on Map

Pollinators are attracted to the exhibit of local floral plants in the civic gardens next to the Horticulture Building.

Macoun Marsh Study Area

Southeast corner of Beechwood Cemetery, off St Laurent Blvd Show on Map

Located at the corner of Beechwood Cemetery, this natural area is maintained by volunteers, including many school children, under the leadership of science teacher Michael Léveillé. Many species of wild pollinators have been observed there.

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Maplelawn Historic Garden

529 Richmond Road, Ottawa Show on Map

The 19th-century walled garden at Maplelawn is a national historic site. Its colourful all-season displays of perennials include many pollinator favourites.

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Moore Farm

Boulevard Alexandre Taché Show on Map

An ecological and biodiverse garden
This garden contains plants that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. They are also easy to compost and filter contaminants…

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University of Ottawa

Main campus between Waller, Laurier, King Edward, and Marie-Curie Show on Map

The university’s many gardens include pollinator patches:

  • Learning Garden (UCU, Leblanc sites)
  • Community Garden (King Edward site)

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