Fall Activities

Fall Vacations in Canada’s Capital

Festivals, markets, parks, and spooky walks. Ottawa has a lot to fall for.

As the leaves change to colours of golden reds, radiant yellows, and vibrant oranges, Ottawa has so many opportunities to experience the beauty of autumn, the most colourful season. Check out the calendar of fall festivals in Canada’s Capital Region or indulge in gourmet cuisine featuring local fall harvest.

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Savour Ottawa

For a true taste of Ottawa this fall, look for the "Savour Ottawa" logo when you dine out. When you see "Savour Ottawa," you're guaranteed the restaurant uses only local agricultural products.

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Saunders Farm

Saunders Farm is your destination for some spooky Halloween fun. Located in the old township of Goultron, plan to spend a day at the 100-acre farm and get lost in the world's largest selection of hedge mazes.

Beautiful stone structure on a crisp autumn day

Fall Festivals & Events

Surround yourself in radiant fall colours during Fall Rhapsody. Feed your passion for gourmet food at the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival or get lost in the animated world of the Ottawa Animation Festival.

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Haunted Walks

Join Ottawa's most popular walking tours for a ghostly adventure through the quiet dark streets of Ottawa. Explore the city's haunted past venture inside the old Carleton County Jail and hear some favourite ghost stories. Or brave a moonlight walk around the Mackenzie King Estate.

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Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

Sample the newest and best in wine, craft beer, spirits, and food at this highly anticipated event. Join in on the Public Stomping of the Grapes, taste your way through the 5,500-square foot Cheese Vault, and the ever-popular Tasting Alley.

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Champlain Lookout and Gatineau Park

When the colours of fall paint such a magical canvas, why not find the best place to take it all in? Enjoy the most popular view in Gatineau Park, a bird's-eye view over the Ottawa Valley and a 1.2-kilometre walking trail. All just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill.

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