5 of the Most Amazing Christmas Tree Farms in Ottawa to Help You Decorate for the Holidays

5 of the Most Amazing Christmas Tree Farms in Ottawa to Help You Decorate for the Holidays

The Christmas season is here, and with it comes the need to pick out an awesome tree to be the star of your decor and to help bring out the holiday spirit! 

As part of my family’s tradition, we always go out to Ottawa’s many awesome tree farms so we can get wood that is perfectly suited to our tastes. It also serves as a family experience for us, and it creates memories that last us a lifetime. 

Now if you’re still looking for the perfect tree, how about I give you a few suggestions? These farms will definitely have what you’re looking for! 

Thomas Tree Farm Ottawa

Website: https://thomastreefarm.ca/

Address: 6421 McCordick Rd, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0, Canada

Contact details: 613-489-2314

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Thomas Tree Farm, now that’s where you want to be for the real deal when it comes to Christmas tree hunting in the city. 

It’s tucked away on a sprawling 50-acre property just a few minutes from the capital and is a festive paradise where the holiday spirit comes alive.

First off, let’s talk about the ambiance. Thomas Tree Farm features a picturesque maple bush, and it simply makes for an awesome backdrop while you search for that perfect piece for your Christmas decor. 

The place doesn’t just hand you a saw and point you towards the field, oh no. It’s got a tractor-drawn hay wagon ready to take you on a festive journey to find your ideal tree. 

From my own experience, it feels like a Christmas adventure for the whole family.

And after your expedition, the place ensures that you are treated right. It has several cozy fire pits where you can relax when you’re done cutting down your personal Christmas Tree. 

While you’re soaking in the warmth, the staff serves you complimentary hot chocolate and homemade cookies.

Now, let’s talk trees. The farm has a stellar selection of Balsam Fir, Spruce, and Scotch Pine, ranging from 6 to 10 feet, all ready for you to cut in the field. 

If you’re not up for the lumberjack experience, the place’s got pre-cut beauties of the aforementioned species, spanning from 6 to 14 feet. 

Truly, there’s something for every taste and space.

And if you’re going for a smaller tree, the farm has a selection of pre-cut balsam and spruce trees between 3 and 6 feet. 

It even has limited trees under 6 feet in the field for you to cut yourself. It’s like a Christmas tree buffet.

Don’t forget the extras such as tractor-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate, homemade cookies, boughs for decorating, and a play area for the kiddos. 

And for those who want to add an extra touch to their holiday decor, the farm also has beautiful hand-made evergreen wreaths.

Pro Tip:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder at Thomas Tree Farm, so don’t bother asking any of the staff to pick a tree for you. 

And bring a hand saw, no axes or chainsaws allowed. It’s a farm, after all. 

Oh, and dress warmly, because winter on farmland is the real deal – colder, wetter, windier, and muddier than the city slickers might be used to.

Hillcrest Farm

Hillcrest Farm

Website: https://hillcresttreefarm.com/

Address: 7357 Fourth Line Rd, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0, Canada

Contact details: 613-489-2994

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday-Friday: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hillcrest Tree Farm presents you with more than just a spot to snag a Christmas tree. It allows you to take home a piece of local history with a touch of holiday magic.

The building is situated on a 100-acre former dairy farm that dates all the way to the 1800s and simply oozes charm. Back in ’87, when the current owners got their hands on it, the buildings in the area were a bit of a fixer-upper, to put it lightly. 

But they had a vision. A vision that transformed a dilapidated white clapboard farmhouse, a gambrel roof dairy barn, and a whole bunch of other farm-y structures into what it is today.

And let me tell you, it’s a picturesque beauty perched on the crest of a hill – hence the name Hillcrest. They went further beyond a restoration, you can say that resurrection might be a more fitting term. 

Originally, the owners had dreams of a bed and breakfast, but fate had other plans. Fast forward to now, and Hillcrest Tree Farm has become a local favorite. 

Snow-covered trees in Hillcrest Farm’s fields

Now, the tree-picking experience is something else. You’ve got the full shebang – Balsam Fir, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Scotch Pine trees, all planted and pruned by hand and without that mass-produced nonsense. 

The farm also features an indoor forest for pre-cut Balsam Firs, and let me tell you, it’s a place you want to get lost in. 

And don’t even get me started on the wreaths. Fraser Fir or mixed-greens, plain or decorated – take your pick. 

Hand-tied bows, a touch of festive flair, and voila, you’ve got yourself a door dressed to the nines. These wreaths go beyond being decorations; they’re works of art. 

These make them perfect for gifting. And the cherry on top is that it even has gift boxes for that extra touch of class.

Fallowfield Tree Farm Inc.

Fallowfield Tree Farm Inc

Website: http://www.ottawatreefarm.com/

Address: 6100 Fallowfield Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8, Canada

Contact details: 613-720-3451

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Sunday: 9:00 AM–8:00 PM

Fallowfield Tree Farm is a place where the spirit of Ottawa’s natural beauty meets the holiday cheer in one picturesque location. For over 25 years, it’s been on a mission to make our city more beautiful, and the staff of the facility do it in style.

First things first, this place isn’t just about Christmas trees – it’s a year-round destination for all things outdoorsy and delightful. The farmland a 100-acre former dairy farm from the 1800s, now transformed into a haven for trees, outdoor activities, and family fun. 

And guess what? Dogs on leashes are welcome! 

It’s like a piece of rural paradise just 15-20 minutes west of downtown Ottawa on Fallowfield Road in Stittsville.

Kids with a tree in Fallowfield

Now, let’s talk about choosing your tree for Christmas. The farm’s staff helps you find the perfect piece to put on display in your home, down to the right kind, the right size, and the right shape. 

None of that waiting around for years for a stripling to grow when you can have a perfect, more mature tree immediately. And trust me, when it comes to the primary focal point of your landscape, you don’t want to take chances.

But it’s not just about trees – it has hedge cedars, quality tree removal, tree relocation, tree planting, stump grinding, and removal services. This place is like a one-stop shop for all your timber needs.

And then there’s the seasonal fun. A ‘cut-your-own’ Christmas tree farm with an extensive selection of whatever you might need to decorate your house and bring out the holiday spirit. 

Fallowfield Tree Farm goes beyond being a simple farmland with trees; it’s a destination for family outings, memorable events, and celebrations. 

Horse sleigh ride in Fallowfield

Hay rides in sturdy wagons, authentic horse-drawn sleigh trips, or hay wagon joyrides – the farm’s got it all. 

It feels like you’re stepping into a holiday movie as you hear the sounds of horses’ hoofs crunching or the sleigh runners squeaking on the snow (only in the wintertime, of course).

It’s the kind of place where the scent of leather and straw mixes with the sounds of laughter and hoofs, creating a romantic atmosphere that’s hard to beat.

For the little ones (or the kid in you), weekends offer pony rides, farm animals for petting, tunnel slides (when there’s enough snow on the ground), and a bouncy castle nestled in the loft of the barn. It’s a winter wonderland for the whole family.

Lairds Tree Farm

Lairds Tree Farm

Website: https://www.lairdstreefarm.ca/

Address: 2618 Manotick Station Rd, Osgoode, ON K0A 2W0, Canada

Contact details: 613-821-2195

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Sunday: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM

When it comes to trees, Lairs Tree Farm has it all – U-cut Christmas trees, landscaping trees, tree planting, removal, and relocation. 

And if you need some landscaping muscle, Lairds has skid steer rental with a bucket, spade, or forks. This place is a one-stop shop for all your timber-related needs, year-round.

For the Christmas trees, Laird’s U-cut experience turns a simple tree-picking activity into a fun family outing. 

Now picture this: you drive in on a crisp December day, greeted by a friendly face from the Laird family who hands you a map of the farm. The map is no ordinary map; it’s your guide to a winter wonderland of tree species, sizes, and costs.

As you embark on your hunt for the perfect Christmas decoration, you follow plowed, convenient one-way roads, making the happening as easy as a Sunday drive. 

You’ll be armed with a hand saw (no gas chainsaws or axes allowed), and you’ll find and cut down your tree by hand. It’s a real and exciting hands-on experience that adds to the charm of the whole thing. 

Laird’s tree collection

Of course, it gets even better. Once you’ve conquered the tree-cutting adventure, head over to the free bailing station. 

And if hauling your freshly cut piece of wood seems like a bit too much, no worries – there are ATVs around the area ready to lend you a hand. 

After your tree is all wrapped up, load it onto your vehicle and make your way to the exit, where you’ll find a friendly cashier waiting. 

And you don’t have to worry about getting pine needles everywhere as the place has those handy disposal bags available.

In terms of convenience, the farm also has you covered here. 

Forgot your saw? No problem. 

Laird’s Tree Farm has loaners because the staff has thought of everything. If you find yourself having trouble cutting the wood, don’t sweat it! 

One of the friendly family members will gladly do it for you. They’ve got your back.

And on weekends, Lairds sweeten the deal with complimentary wagon rides and a bonfire (weather permitting). During this activity, you’ll be singing carols around a crackling fire, creating memories that’ll last a lifetime. 

In the end, this particular farmland isn’t just a place to pick up a Christmas tree; it’s an experience that starts from the moment you drive in until you’re belting out carols by the bonfire. 

For a festive tradition that’s easy, convenient, and oh-so-charming, Laird’s is the perfect spot in Ottawa.

MacGowan’s Christmas Tree Farm

MacGowan's Christmas Tree Farm

Website: https://macgowanschristmastreefarm.com/

Address: 4611 Mohrs Rd, Kinburn, ON K0A 2H0, Canada

Contact details: 613-236-6565

Operating hours: 

  • Thursday-Friday: 12:00 PM–4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

MacGowan’s Christmas Tree Farm – where the holiday spirit meets the charm of a classic Ottawa winter. This isn’t just a place to get a Christmas tree; it’s an experience, a tradition, and a local gem.

First off, it’s all about YOU at MacGowan’s. From the moment you step onto the farm, you’re in for an experience tailored exactly to your preferences. 

The family places plenty of emphasis on sharing the warmth and joy of the season besides the usual tree-picking activities.

Field of MacGowan’s Tree Farm with a tractor.

MacGowan’s specializes in Balsam and White Spruce – the real deal, the kind of trees that make your living room smell like a winter wonderland. 

And if you’re not up for the U-cut adventure, the MacGowans themselves have you covered with a selection of pre-cut trees ready to go.

However what truly makes this place such a popular spot is the whole experience. Here’s what you can expect: you, bundled up in your winter gear, cutting down your own tree, all while enjoying the crisp chilly air. 

Field of MacGowan’s trees in the snow

And after the tree-cutting triumph, hop on a wagon ride because, let’s face it, nothing says Christmas like a trip through a snowy farm.

Now, here’s the real kicker – hot chocolate and cookies. 

The MacGowans don’t just sell you a tree and send you on your way. They invite you to warm up with a cup of warm cocoa and munch on some cookies, all included with your farm-fresh Christmas decoration. 

Of course, let’s not forget our four-legged family members because MacGowan’s is dog-friendly. Just remember to clean up after your furry friends as it’s all about keeping the farm as charming and pristine as the snowy landscape.

If you’re looking for convenience, they’ve got you covered there too. You have the option to purchase a tree for delivery with the prices being inclusive of the delivery charges.

Just hit that shop button on their website, and voila, your perfect Christmas tree will be on its way to your doorstep.

Finally, if you’re in the mood for some extra festive flair, the farm’s got wreaths and Inge-Glass Ornaments to add that special touch to your holiday decor. 

Plus, it also sells omega stands to make sure your tree stands tall and proud in your home.