Venture to two attractions in Nepean
- Canada Travel Tips
- Tuesday, 01 May 2012 16:23
History enthusiasts who take tours of Ottawa are in luck, as the city and its surrounding region are full of fascinating landmarks, attractions and events that tell stories about the past. For instance, the Nepean Museum in the small neighbourhood of Nepean is a local gem that many individuals frequent every year to see exhibits depicting the rich history of Canada's capital and beyond.
Although there have been several organizations interested in creating a similar facility since the 1960s, the Nepean Museum was officially approved in the 1980s. Now housed in the former town library, the centre displays various exhibits that change throughout the year and offer guests a look into history dating back decades.
This summer, travellers can visit the Nepean Museum to see old artifacts that illustrate past trends and ways of life. Some of the items on display include fashion, toys, military uniforms, books and household objects. Specifically, guests may see milk bottles from the early 1900s or an engraved pocket watch from 1895.
While in the Nepean area, there are plenty of other things to see and do for the whole family. One fun attraction that is ideal to visit in the summer is the Valleyview Little Animal Farm. This locale is perfect for children who love the outdoors and want to learn how to care for creatures on a working farm and park.
Upon arrival, guests can let children burn off some energy in the creative play area, which features large model tractors and trucks. Near the playground is a mini railway for train rides and a stage for puppet shows, as well as plenty of paths for walking through the scenic grounds.
The highlight of the visit may be the little animal farm, where kids can interact with and pet sheep, rabbits, goats, baby ducks and calves.
In May, the farm will host its annual sheep shearing demonstration, where professional farmers will take the wool from their animals and use it to create many items, such as clothing and rugs.
Travellers can find out more information about the hours of operation and ticket sales on each of the attractions' respective websites. Ottawa has many small-town wonders ready to be explored, so those who visit may wish to venture outside of the downtown area and see what there is to discover near Canada's capital.