Oct 3, 2019
It’s no secret that Canada is one of the most scenic
places in the world, especially during the fall when the leaves around us change
from green to a range of yellow, orange, and red. Whether you live in or around
the city, take a moment to enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer.
If fall isn’t already your favourite season,
we’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do in Ottawa that’s bound
to change your mind!
Not only is
the Rideau Canal known for being the world’s largest skating rink, but it’s
also beautiful all year-round. During the fall, the trees along the canal look
especially vibrant when set against the city buildings and the shimmering
water. This place is perfect for anyone looking to see the leaves change while walking,
running, or biking.
looking for a peaceful place to see the leaves change, head over to Gatineau
Park – a conservation area just minutes away from the downtown Ottawa. Go on a
refreshing weekend hike and picnic lunch as you experience the fall colours
from one of the many lookout points.
also free weekend shuttles during the Fall Rhapsody festival from October 5 to 27!
in the middle of downtown Ottawa has some of the most stunning views of
Parliament and the Ottawa River. Major’s Hill Park is a featured spot for
Ottawa events, including the Tulip Festival, Canada Day fireworks, and more. This is the place to go
if you’re looking to capture the perfect picture of the changing leaves in the
Millers Farm and Marketplace is a family
owned business with unique produce and activities for every season! During the fall season, check out the local fall fresh produce and take a wagon ride out to the
pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkins, squash, and gourds. There’s
no admission charge to visit, and you can bring along your dog.
the Proulx Farm hosts
a pumpkin festival filled with fun activities for all, including corn field
mazes, wagon rides through the mysterious forest, and haunted houses. Of
course, no pumpkin patch visit is complete without picking your very own
pumpkin – for a Jack-o'-lantern or pie!
a good fright during Halloween season? Check out Saunders Farm,
a farm by day and a haunting ground by night. There are a variety of activities
at various levels of spookiness, from family-friendly hedge mazes to freaky
this spectacular outdoor art exhibit in Upper Canada Village. Pumpkinferno is an annual art display of 7,000
hand carved pumpkins that light up at night and are displayed along a one
kilometer path set.
in your neighbourhood and get that perfect fall
experience right near home!
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