Ottawa Tourism

Larose Forest

Come see the forest – for the trees! At 18,000 acres, Larose Forest is one of the largest manmade forests in Canada.  It was established in 1919 by agronomist Ferdinand Larose. Almost 100 years and over 18 million tree plantings later, the forest is today a mix of hardwoods, red and white pine, and wetlands that attracts a broad diversity of wildlife: 143 species of birds, 68 species of butterflies, moose, deer, fishers and many others.  It also attracts human visitors who come to experience nature and enjoy year-round recreational activities.  Hiking, cycling, bird-watching, horse-back riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, ATV trails, moose hunting – the forest is a great setting for outdoor enthusiasts to pursue their passions.

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Map of Larose Forest