Frequently Asked Questions
What time is the event?
Dominion Day runs from 11am-9pm. There will be plenty of activities all day long so come when you like and stay as long as you want.
Where is Dominion Day?
Dominion Day On The Farm is hosted at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum at 901 Prince of Wales Drive.
Will there be parking?
Yes, but please don’t plan to drive if you plan to drink. Take an Uber or call a cab. If you are a designated driver, info on Parking at the Museum can be found here.
How accessible is the event?
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a working farm located on a national heritage site in the heart of Ottawa. While every effort is made to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere, some areas of the Museum have limited accessibility. However, the Museum is committed to providing an excellent visitor experience, and staff will do their best to accommodate visitor needs. If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming visit, please contact us at 613-991-3044.
Will tickets be available on site?
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis. We are restricted by how many people we can have on-site at a given time and cannot guarantee entry without a ticket purchased in advance.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available online here.
Are children welcome?
Yes! Stroller-bound kids or babies in arms attend free, children's admission is $5 at the gate (and includes maple taffy!).
Can I leave from and come back to Dominion Day?
Yes, absolutely. Guests will receive a wristband which can be used to come and go. The Museum will be hosting family-oriented activities throughout the day. Feel free to come and go as you please!
What happens if it rains?
The plan is for music rain or shine with the exception of thunder and lightning. Performances will take place under a tent and will be standing room, and there are picnic benches throughout the site where guests can listen from a distance.
Will there be ATMs on site?
Yes! We will also accept credit card payments for merchandise and beer tokens.
Will there be first aid stations on site?
Yes, St. John Ambulance will be on site all day.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes. Lost goods will be held at the desk at the main entrance.
Will there be food/beverage vendors on site?
How does food pricing work?
Restaurants set their own prices with most dishes costing between $6-$15. There will be a variety of Canadian-themed food creations from snacks to mains catering to omnivores and vegetarians alike.
Can I bring my own food?
There is a picnic area in the Museum during their regular operating hours (9am-5pm) which guests are welcome to use to enjoy their own brought-from-home food. No outside food can be consumed inside the Dominion Day grounds.
Will there be toilets and hand-wash stations available on site?
Yes. There will be portable toilets as well as washrooms inside the Meadowview Barn.
Will there be an information booth?
Information will be available at the main entrance throughout the event. Volunteers will be clearly identified and are there to answer your questions anytime.
What items are prohibited on site?
Outside food and drink is prohibited inside Dominion Day. Those wishing to bring their own food are invited to eat it at the picnic area in the Museum during their regular operating hours (9am-5pm).
How much do beer tokens cost?
Tokens are available for $3 each. One token will get you a half pour (7oz) and two tokens a full pour in a 425ml (14oz.) cup.