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Alpagas Chelsea
1594 Quebec Rte 105, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1P4
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If you're looking for a unique and delightful family activity in Chelsea, Quebec, a visit to Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas is a must! Nestled just north of Gatineau, about 25 km from Parliament Hill and a short 10 km from downtown Chelsea, this charming farm is home to a herd of 13 majestic alpacas. It's the perfect place to relax, learn, and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Chelsea/Wakefield area.

Plan Your Visit

No appointment is required for the boutique, and self-guided farm visits are available during opening hours.

Explore the Farm and Boutique

Stroll through the farm and get up close with these fascinating creatures. Alpacas are known for their soft, luxurious fleece, often called the “fiber of the gods” by the Incas. You can also visit the Alpagas Chelsea Boutique, where you'll find a selection of luxurious alpaca items and hand-knitted accessories. It's a great way to enjoy nature and pick up a unique souvenir.

Amazing Animals

Alpacas, related to llamas, are raised mainly for their soft fiber. While they don't all spit, they can, usually reserving this behavior for other alpacas but occasionally at humans. You'll hear them hum when they're curious, content, or cautious. In times of danger, they make a unique braying sound to alert the herd.

Habitat and Care

Originally from the Andes Mountains of South America, alpacas are well-suited to colder climates. They thrive in temperatures as low as -20°C without needing a heated barn. However, they're also found in warmer climates like Florida and California.

Life Expectancy: Alpacas live for 15-20 years. Females reach breeding age at 18-24 months, and males at around 24 months or older. Baby alpacas, known as crias, are born mainly between May and September in Canada to avoid the harsh winter.

Seasonal Highlights

Spring Grooming: May is shearing time, which helps alpacas stay cool as temperatures rise. This is also when teeth trimming, nail cutting, and vaccinations are done.

Baby Alpacas: From May to September, you might see newborn crias, who can stand and nurse within two hours of birth. These little ones weigh between 6-10 kg and are usually weaned at 5-6 months.

Enjoy Your Visit

Chelsea is a beautiful place with great and kind locals. When visiting Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas, we hope you’ll enjoy your time and leave Chelsea better than you found it. Have fun, learn, and make some unforgettable memories!

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Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas

opening hours

  • February to October: Sundays 11AM-4PM
  • November to December: Saturdays and Sundays 11AM-4PM
  • Closed in January


819 459 1626
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