Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas.
The power of Alpaca Fiber.

Alpaca fiber

Alpaca fiber originates from the fleece of the alpaca (Lama pacos). Alpacas are close relatives of the llama and were first bred for their wool in the South American Andes around 5000 BC. In these ancient Incan times, alpaca fibre was used to make clothes for royalty and was known as “the fibre of the gods”.

Why Alpaca Fiber?

Alpaca fiber is incredibly soft and cozy, warmer than wool, light and breathable, fully hypoallergenic, and naturally resists dirt and liquids. 

Who's wearing it

If you are allergic to lanolin, you already know you need to stay away from sheep’s wool. Cashmere and Mohair do not have lanolin, but contain a waxy type of substance that needs to be washed out prior to processing their fiber. You may also be allergic to the different chemicals used to “wash” those types of fiber.  Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin and hence is only washed with water prior to processing.  No harsh chemicals!

Environmentally conscious ? You will be happy to hear that the alpaca`s environmental footprint is far lighter than that of a cashmere goat’s. With it`s  soft padded feet, they are gentle the land. They graze without destroying root systems. Alpacas are also more efficient than goats and sheep. An alpaca drinks less water than a goat and can  grow enough wool to knit 4-5 sweaters in a year. It takes 4 goats the same amount of time to produce sufficient cashmere for a single sweater.

"Alpacas are very endearing, and they all have very different personalities.."

Antony Beevor, historian

FIND US

Alpagas Chelsea farm is located in Chelsea north of Gatineau, Quebec, about 25 km north of Parliament Hill. 

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Incredible Alpaca Yarn and Knitting Kits

Alpaca yarn has a softness that easily competes with mohair and cashmere and is well suited for garments that will rest directly against the skin. A dense fiber, alpaca yarn provides excellent stitch definition and works wonderfully for textured patterns. If you’re looking to knit cables or ribbing, consider an alpaca blend to help keep your garment light.


"Mom, dad and two amazing daughters share the fun, joys and chores around the farm."

Enjoy the nature while browsing the Alpagas Chelsea Boutique.

Schedule the farm tour

Please note that we are open on weekends - Saturday and Sunday only, in time slots from 10am to 4pm

SaturdaySunday

Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas 1594 Route 105, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P4, Canada
Phone #: 819-459-1626

Huacaya and Suri alpaca

There are two main breeds of alpaca; the Huacaya alpaca which has a dense and curly crimped coat, and the Suri alpaca which has more lustrous but less curly hair that hangs down the body with a middle part down its back.  More about alpaca fiber.


ALPACA SESONAL IDEAS

Alpacas are calm by nature

Best way to approach them: sit down and wait for them to come and kiss your nose! ...more

FAQ

Is alpaca fleece warmer than sheep’s wool? Is alpaca 100% waterproof? ...more

The Boutique

See for a selection of luxurious alpaca items and accessories made from alpaca fiber. ...more

Stay warm with ALPACA MUST HAVES this winter!

Sweater

Socks

Cap

Scarf

Ready for Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas farm tour?

Schedule the farm tour

Please note that we are open on weekends - Saturday and Sunday only, in time slots from 10am to 4pm

SaturdaySunday

Alpagas Chelsea Alpacas 1594 Route 105, Chelsea, QC J9B 1P4, Canada
Phone #: 819-459-1626

Create a wonderful natures site week-end! Visit our farm and share the passion we have for these wonderful animals. The kids can feed the animals, the adults can enjoy some quality time and discover the amazing fiber these animals grow. Our visitors will stay warm and dry this winter thanks to these wonderful animals!

Open on week-ends from 10AM-4PM for farm tours and store on site.

Alpagas Chelsea

Contact

Address:
1594 route 105, Chelsea, QC, J9B1P4

Hours:
10.00 am – 4.00 pm weekend days

Home phone:
819-459-1626

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