When the leaves turn and fall in Ottawa, you know it’s a sign of good things to come. That’s because this city is home to a plethora of exciting activities every time September and October roll around. Here are just a few of the many wonderful activities headed to Canada’s Capital this fall, perfect for all ages.
Oktoberfest Ottawa (September 28-30)
Whether you’re of German heritage or just have a love for bratwurst, beer, and schnitzel, everyone loves Oktoberfest! Head to Clarke Fields Park in Barrhaven for a traditional Oktoberfest celebration, held in Ontario’s biggest Bavarian Beer Hall. Great food, great music, and great surroundings – it doesn’t get any better.
Ottawa International Writer’s Festival, Fall Edition (October 19 to 24, 2017)
Many in the region associate fall with a pumpkin spiced latte and a good book. What better way to become enamoured with this soothing tradition than to interact with the writers themselves? Held at various locations in Ottawa, the annual fall edition of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival is a celebration of new and established Canadian and international writing, allowing attendees to learn from and interact with leading Canadian literary figures who excel in everything from cutting-edge fiction to political research. Events sell out quickly due to the low cost of tickets, so be sure to grab yours today!
Pumpkinferno (September 29 to October 29, 2017)
What’s fall without 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins set against a spellbinding historic backdrop? Be sure to visit Upper Canada Village for Pumpkinferno, which this year features some stunning Canada 150-themed displays! Hugely creative and spanning a kilometer-long path, this spectacular outdoor art exhibit is not one to be missed.
Haunted Walks (Year-Round)
Looking for something a little spookier? Look no further! Ottawa’s iconic Haunted Walks are tailor-made for the Halloween season, with specially-trained guides leading tour groups with lanterns through some of the city’s allegedly most haunted and supernatural locations, sharing ghoulish tales along the way. Celebrating 20 years of storytelling adventures, these tours are truly unique and provide a completely different perspective of Canada’s Capital.
Ottawa is sure to be an exciting place to be this fall with so many fun and unique activities coming your way… and there’s even more to discover! There couldn’t be a better time of year to get out there and experience what this colourful area has to offer, particularly when the colours are at their most vivid.