What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: April 9-11
People get outside on a sunny day in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 7, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do in Ottawa and eastern Ontario during the stay-at-home order. Gatineau is currently in a lockdown.
The Ontario government says during the stay-at-home order, you should only go out for necessities, including "outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community."
HIT THE LINKS
Golf courses and driving ranges are allowed to open in Ottawa and eastern Ontario during the stay at home order.
Visit your local club's website for more details.
HIKING IN OTTAWA AND GATINEAU
The National Capital Commission invites you to enjoy spring in the Greenbelt and in Gatineau Park.
For a list of trails in the Greenbelt, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/hiking-and-walking-greenbelt
For a list of recommended trails in Gatineau Park, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-park-trails-in-spring
Note: Gatineau Park's parkways are closed to traffic. Maintenance teams are cleaning up to prepare the parkways for summer use.
Health officials in Ontario and Quebec recommend residents avoid non-essential interprovincial travel.
QUEEN ELIZABETH DRIVEWAY
Queen Elizabeth Driveway is open for active transportation on weekends.
You can walk, run, cycle and rollerblade on Queen Elizabeth Driveway from Somerset Street to Fifth Avenue on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The National Capital Commission says in light of the Ontario government's stay-at-home order and the unseasonably high temperatures in the forecast, it will close both the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway to motor vehicles this weekend.
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Booth Street to Carling Avenue.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.
Parc Omega in Montebello, Que remains open.
Discover Canada's wildlife along a 12 kilometre long safari, seeing elk, bison, wolves, bears and foxes. Parc Omega also has a wolf observatory.
For more information, visit parcomega.ca
OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET
The Ottawa Farmers Market is open on Sunday at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.
The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES
Ingenium is offering online Spring Break Activities for families.
CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
The Canadian War Museum invites you to enjoy the Museum at Home.
The museum offers resources online during these challenging times.