What’s happening in Ottawa this weekend: 8.-11. October

OTTAWA – It’s Thanksgiving weekend!

CTVNewsOttawa.ca is looking at activities and events happening in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec this weekend.

OTTAWA 67s

Ottawa 67’s kickoff a new Ontario Hockey League season this weekend.

On Sunday, the 67s hosted Kingston Frontenacs at. 14 at TD Place.

On Monday, the 67s face Oshawa Generals at TD Place.

All fans 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated to enter TD Place for all Ontario Hockey League matches this season.

For more information, visit Ottawa67s.com.

NCC FALL RHAPSODY

The vibrant colors are taking over the tree lines of Ottawa and Gatineau this weekend.

The National Capital Commission invites you to enjoy Fall Rhapsody, which shows the colors of downtown Ottawa, Greenbelt, and Gatineau Park.

For more information, visit ncc-ccn.gc.ca.

NCC offers free shuttle bus on weekends from Ottawa and Gatineau to Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate and Champlain Lookout. For more information, visit the NCC website.

FRIGHT PARTY AT SAUNDERS FARM

It’s 30th years of Frightfest at Saunders Farm.

Frightfest includes a Haunted Hayride, The Cemetery Scare Zone, Barn of Terror and a Ghost Town stage show.

The horror party continues until Halloween.

For tickets and information, visit https://frightfest.saundersfarm.com/.

GRASS SEASON AT SAUNDERS FARM

Pumpkin season is underway at Saunders Farm at 7893 Bleeks Road.

The 30thth Haunting Season includes Pumpkin, Mazes, Hayrides and Farm Shop.

For more information visit saundersfarm.com.

THE SAWMILL AT LANSDOWNE

Visit the wreck of the demolition of TD Place’s Southside Stands in Lansdowne Park this Halloween.

Saunders Farm presents The Sawmill Lansdowne October 8-10 and October 15-31.

For more information, visit https://www.sawmillhaunt.ca/.

SCREAMERS

Proulx Maple and Berry Farm in Cumberland hosts sKreamers.

The Haunted Wagon tour runs until October 31st.

For more information, visit skreamers.ca.

PUMPKINFERNO

Over 7,000 handmade pumpkins light up the Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg.

Take a walk through the spectacular outdoor art exhibition along a mile-long path in a picturesque 19thcentury background.

Pumpkinferno continues until October 31st. For more information, visit the Upper Canada Village website.

Pumpkinferno

PUMPKINFERNO AT FORT HENRY

Pumpkinferno will also make its Kingston debut this fall.

Over 7,000 hand-carved artificial pumps light up in Fort Henry daily through October 31st.

For more information, visit the Fort Henry website.

Pumpkinferno ready to light Fort Henry

ACRES OF TERROR

Cannamore Orchard and Crysler, Ont. invites you to 29th years of Acres of Terror, Eastern Ontario’s most terrifying Halloween attraction.

Acres of Terror include Spooky Wagon Ride, House of Terror, Spooky Village and Fog Maze.

All guests and staff eligible for a vaccine must be fully vaccinated to participate in the Acres of Terror.

For more information, visit https://www.cannamoreorchard.com/. Tickets must be purchased online in advance for a specific date and time.

ROOF ON THE FARM

The Log Farm welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving on the farm.

Over 30 vendors will be on display at the Farmers Market.

On Sunday and Monday, the farm will be open for carriage rides, the corn maze and a walk down Scarecrow Lane.

For more information, visit www.thelogfarm.com.

MUSEUMS

For more information, visit each museum’s website.

  • The Nature Museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (advance tickets required for all visitors)

  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (advance tickets required for all visitors)

  • The Canada Science and Technology Museum is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (advance tickets required for all visitors)

  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (advance tickets required for all visitors)

  • The Canadian War Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Canadian War Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Monday

  • The Canadian Museum of History is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Canadian Museum of History is closed on Thanksgiving Monday. (A proof of vaccination is not required to visit the exhibition spaces and other public areas of the museum)

  • The National Gallery of Canada is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday.

  • Diefenbunker is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You do not have to show a COVID-19 certificate of vaccination to visit exhibit spaces and public areas at museums in Ottawa, but you do have to show proof of vaccination to access the museum’s food services or to attend on-site events.

OWLS MEETS

Come face to face with live owls at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Do not miss this outdoor exhibit, created in collaboration with Little Ray’s Nature Center. See owls and an eagle in their specially designed habitat enclosures.

INTERPROVINCIAL ZIPLINE

Interzip Rogers is open daily so you can zip-line between Gatineau and Ottawa.

The world’s first interprovincial zip line, located at Zibi, is open every day.

Visit interzip.ca for ticket information.

CAMP FORTUNE

Enjoy a ride on the Mountain Coaster at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Que.

The one-kilometer ride along a monorail track is open on weekends until October 11th.

For more information, visit campfortune.com.

NCC WEEKEND BIKEDAYS

The National Capital Commission opens the park roads for active transportation every weekend until October.

Cyclists, runners, walkers and other active transport users can use the park roads on Saturdays and Sundays until 11 October.

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 miles): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Both westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of downtown, from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.

Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier Parkway (5 miles): 8am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Both lanes in the Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier Parkway, which runs along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the center core, between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard and Orleans.

GATINEAU PARK PARKWAYS

The National Capital Commission reserves park roads in Gatineau Park for active use most of the time in 2021. Access to motor vehicles is allowed on Gatineau Park parkways Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays after noon.

Apple plantations near OTTAWA

Here is a list of apple orchards near Ottawa. Click on the link for more information;

613FLEA

Turn the 613 flea into a long Thanksgiving weekend.

Hundreds of vendors will be on display at 613flea outside the Aberdeen Pavilion on Saturday.

For more information, visit 613flea.ca.

BYWARD MARKET AND PARKDALE MARKET

ByWard Market and Parkdale Public Market are open daily.

For more information, visit www.ottawamarkets.ca.

OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET – BARRHAVEN

Barrhaven Market is open on Sundays at Nepean Woods Park and Ride.

Visit the market between 10 and 14

For more information, visit https://ottawafarmersmarket.ca/barrhaven-market/.

CARP MARKET

Carp Farmers Market is open on the fairgrounds in Carp.

It is open every Saturday from 8:30 to 13:00

METCALFE FARMERS MARKET

Metcalfe Farmers Market is open Saturday.

The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Metcalfe Fairgrounds on the 8thth Line Road.

OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET

Ottawa Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park.

The market is open from 10 to 15

OMEGA PARK

Parc Omega is open in Montebello, Que.

For more information, visit https://www.parcomega.ca/en/.

A-MAZ-ING CORN MAZE

Ontario’s most a-maze-maze maze is open Saturday and Sunday at Ouimet Farms in Vankleek Hill.

The seven-acre corn maze gets you on the hunt for hidden mailboxes throughout the mazes.

You can also check out the Pumpkin Patch at Ouimet Farms.

For more information, visit ouimetfarms.com.

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