Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe




Mid May to September long weekend

About Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

In addition to being a working farm, Ellis Bird farm is a non profit organization devoted to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds.


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What to do at Ellis Bird Farm?

Things to do/Attractions at Ellis Bird Farm

1. Take a leisurely stroll along the trails enjoying beautiful gardens, butterfly gardens, orchards, hummingbird gardens and water gardens.

2. See the collection of Bluebird nestboxes and take a bluebird trail.

3. Join a Bird Banding tour. There is no charge to participate but pre-registration is required. Call (403)885-4477 to book.

4. There is also a visitor centre and a gift shop.

One can also host Birthday parties and other functions here.

Who all can go and enjoy ? -All. Kids will love seeing the birds.

When to go Ellis Bird Farm?

Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe Hours

Summer Hours
Victoria Day to Labour Day

Tuesday through Sunday : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Holiday Mondays: : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tea House opens at 12:00 PM on Sundays (Closed in 2021)

Bird Banding Tours are offered at 2:00 pm each Sunday afternoon during June and July (weather permitting).

Ellis Bird Farm organises many events for the nature enthusiasts. See here for more information.

Bluebird Festival – Enjoy musical entertainment by Jazz Explosion, crafts, nestbox building, tours and more!

Bug Jamboree – Explore and learn all about the insects around us though the expertise of Alberta bug enthusiasts. Enjoy a butterfly count, entertainment and crafts too!

Fall Hours:

September 7-December 16, 2021 | Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 AM-3 PM


Best time to visit Ellis Bird Farm

To see the gardens – July and August.

To see Purple Martins – Mid August.

To see Blue birds – June – Mid July.

How much will it cost to visit Ellis Bird Farm?

Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe Admission:

Free. Donations are appreciated.

How to get to Ellis Bird Farm?

Location & Directions to Ellis Bird Farm –

The farm is located 8 km east (on Highway 12) and 8 km south (Prentiss Road/RR 26-0) of Lacombe. The farm is on the west side of the road, across from the MEGlobal petrochemical facility.

Click on the coordinates to get directions using google map. –

GPS coordinates: 52.390871,-113.611085 (this is the approximate location of the farm on Range road 26-0/Prentiss Road)

How long to see Ellis Bird Farm?

Time Required to Visit Ellis Bird Farm – 1 hours to 3 hours

What about Amenities, Access & Parking Ellis Bird Farm?


There is a Tea House for lunch and afternoon tea.

The trails are Wheel chair accessible.

Onsite Parking.

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  1. Anne van den Hoogen

    When can I visit Ellis Bird Farm to get pictures of the old buildings. When do the butterflies go to Ellis Bird Farm.
    thank you Anne

    October 31, 2016 at 11:48 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)
      November 3, 2016 at 9:45 AM

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