Fall Splendour in Ottawa

Autumn is a special time to visit Ottawa, as vibrant fall colours frame the Capital’s national sights, and Fall Rhapsody celebrations and activities attract thousands to nearby Gatineau Park – just a 15-minute drive from Parliament Hill.

From September 26 to October 25th, enjoy Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park.  Enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display and explore the unique and fascinating places that offer magnificent views – as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride.  And, you’ll encounter far few people there during the week.

E-Scooters have been a huge hit in Ottawa since arriving on Ottawa downtown streets in July.  Three brands including Bird Canada, have placed over 250 scooters around the downtown area.   These scooters can be hailed using an app and don’t need to be parked at any particular station when users are done with them.

Or for the more adventurous, there is Great Canadian Bungee Jumping near Wakefield, ziplining at Camp Fortune, visiting Parc Omega, in addition to all the best of hiking and biking trails for those with lots of energy!  Check out the Ottawa Tourism Fall Pagefor a full list of things to do in the coming months.  For those that would like to get the best of Ottawa, have a look at this three-day Itinerary that Ottawa Tourism has put together with care!

What’s happening in the Ottawa area

Published on October 22, 2020

Take a look below at great activities in and around Ottawa over the next week, including the weekend! Please always reference the websites or social media accounts of each attraction or business for more detailed information, as circumstances can change at any time, and consult our visit Ottawa safely page for information on the most recent COVID-19 regulations.

Here are just some of the activities and experiences available this weekend in the region as of Thursday, October 29:

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog

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