Please note: tours have a prompt 10:30 am start time.
Alpaca Tour Information
We are committed to the safety of our family, visitors and staff here at the farm. In light of Covid-19, we will be sanitizing contact-surfaces more frequently on the farm and in the on-farm boutique. In addition, only one household/2 individuals will be permitted in the store at once. We recommend that you arrive on farm by 10:15 am to check in and wash your hands (pre-payment is now required for 100% of the tour balance). The tour will begin at scheduled start time of 10:30 am so it is important to be on time. If you miss the initial safety talk, you will not be permitted on our tour. Our store is only allowing 1 individual and/or family (who live together in the same household) in the store at one time. In addition, every tour group will be allotted their own sanitized silver bucket with grain for feeding the alpacas. We will require all visitors to thoroughly wash their hands before and after the tours and we will be limiting our tour sizes to 8 individuals. We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the entire tour.
Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to feed the alpacas out of your hands or touch the animals at this time. We encourage you to feed the alpacas out of the sanitized buckets provided.
Once again, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Lasting approximately 45 minutes, our tour director will cover a broad range of alpaca information and facts, including (but not limited to):
- The origin of Camelids with a specific focus on Alpacas
- Alpaca temperament and behaviour
- An introduction to Alpaca nutrition and a chance to feed some alpacas at Kensington Prairie Farm
- The shearing process (from fibre to fashion) and the 6-point Alpaca Fleece Grading System
- Alpaca Breeding and cria (baby alpaca) facts
Following the tour, we invite you to visit our 'on farm boutique' where you can discover a broad array of alpaca products and local artisan items.
Tours must be booked in advance and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
In order to book your tour, please e-mail email@example.com, confirm your chosen date and then send payment via e-transfer and/or by calling with credit card information and your spot will be reserved.
If our tours are completely booked, we are able to place your name on our wait-list in the event there is a cancellation. You will be notified before 8:00 pm on the Thursday/Friday, the evening before the tour, if space has become available.
In order to re-book or cancel your tour, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours before your reserved tour time. Deposits are charitable donations and are non refundable.
The cost for tours are as follows:
- Adults and Youth - $10/person
- Children (5 and under) - FREE
Proceeds from tours are donated to Quechua Benefit, a children's charity in Peru. For more information on the charity, visit www.quechuabenefit.org.
We also offer private weekday group tours with a minimum booking of 10 people.
To book a tour, please email email@example.com and specify date and number of attendees. If you wish to book a private weekday tour, please leave your name and contact information and we'll get back to you.
'Self-Guided Farm Tours'
You are not required to book a Saturday tour to view the alpacas at Kensington Prairie Farm. The farm is open Fridays (12-5 pm), Saturdays (10-4 pm) and Sundays (12-4 pm) for alpaca viewing and boutique shopping. Please note: the on-farm admission fee is applicable to self-guided visitors. You are also required to check in and wash your hands before your tour. Your admission fee can be applied against any purchase (above $10) made in-store on the day of your visit.
Please remember and respect the fact that we are a working farm (not a petting zoo) and our alpacas are mostly turned out to pasture. As such, sometimes our alpacas are easily viewed from the fence line, while at other times they may only be seen at a distance. While a self-guided tour is a great way to explore our farm and view the alpacas, booking a guided tour is the only way to ensure that you will be able to see alpacas up close and personal.