Hacienda Alpaga open its doors in 2010 and, since the opening, the owners have invited you to discover a fascinating and lovable animal, the alpaca. Cousins of camels and llamas, alpacas are curious and sociable animals. Much like the owners did a few years back, you will also be charmed by this wonderful animal. Also, be sure to visit the shop on site to discover products made out of the alpaca’s natural fibre.
During your visit, stop by the shop and discover various products made from alpaca fibre such has scarves, beanies, mittens, inner soles and gloves. Products can be purchased at the shop using credit cards or PayPal.
Various furry animals also run around the farm and you will get the chance to meet them during your visit. Kids, young and old, will get to see horses including a miniature horse, goats, babydoll sheeps (miniature), rabbits, ducks, cats and others… and let’s not forget Tummy, Hacienda Alpaga’s mascot, a little chubby Vietnamese pig! All of these animals coexist in this happy farm and can’t wait to be petted by you!
Alpacas are camelids, cousins of camels and llamas. Alpacas are usually found in South America, specifically in the Andean region. They are often raised for their high quality natural fibre, which is softer than wool, it is hypoallergenic and 6 to 7 times warmer and sheep wool.
Alpacas live in herds. They have a 20 to 25 years life span. Alpacas weigh between 100 and 190 pounds. When they are raised, mating is usually scheduled by the breeder. Gestation lasts about 340 days. Females give birth during the day to a baby that weighs between 14 and 20 pounds. Females only give birth to one baby per year.
The alpaca’s natural fibre can be of 22 different shades, anywhere from white to black. Alpacas are the only species of animal that has so many different kinds of shades. Alpacas are trimmed once a year, during spring, and each alpaca provides roughly 8 pounds of natural fibre.
Alpacas are kind for the environment as they cut the grass instead of tearing it and their hooves are padded.
If you’ve never tried snow scooters, Hacienda Alpaga invites you to rent one at their farm. For only $10, you can come try it out and explore the farm’s sugar bush trails. Guaranteed fun for the entire family!
Hacienda Alpaga is open during spring break.
Open all year round.
Tours by appointment. $5 per person.
If you’re looking for an out of the box idea for a birthday party, come to Hacienda Alpaga in Mascouche. Different packages are offered where kids will get the chance to see and feed the animals in a fun and educational setting.
Guided tours of the farm (alpacas, horses, rabbits)