What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Oct. 15-17
A cloudy start to Thanksgiving along the Rideau Canal. (Josh Pringle/CTV News Ottawa)
OTTAWA -- CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at activities and events happening in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec this weekend.
The Ottawa Redblacks host the Montreal Alouettes Saturday afternoon at TD Place.
Kick-off is 4 p.m.
All fans 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated to enter TD Place.
For more information and tickets, visit tdplace.com.
You can also catch the game on TSN and TSN 1200.
The Ottawa Senators host the Dallas Stars Sunday evening at Canadian Tire Centre.
Game time is 5 p.m.
All fans 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated to enter Canadian Tire Centre.
For more information and tickets, visit senators.com.
You can also catch the game on TSN 5 and TSN 1200.
The Ottawa 67's play two games at the Arena at TD Place this weekend.
Friday, the 67's host Oshawa at 7 p.m.
Sunday, the Sudbury Wolves visit Ottawa at 2 p.m.
All fans aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to enter TD Place for all Ontario Hockey League games this season.
For more information, visit Ottawa67s.com.
NCC FALL RHAPSODY
Checkout the vibrant colours taking over the treelines in Ottawa and Gatineau.
The National Capital Commission invites you to enjoy Fall Rhapsody, showcasing the colours in Ottawa, the Greenbelt and in Gatineau Park.
For more information, visit ncc-ccn.gc.ca.
The NCC is offering free shuttle bus service on weekends from Ottawa and Gatineau to Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate and Champlain Lookout. For more information, visit the NCC website.
FRIGHTFEST AT SAUNDERS FARM
It's the 30th year of Frightfest at Saunders Farm.
Frightfest includes a Haunted Hayride, The Cemetery Scare Zone, Barn of Terror and a Ghost Town stage show.
Frightfest continues until Halloween.
For tickets and information, visit https://frightfest.saundersfarm.com/.
PUMPKIN SEASON AT SAUNDERS FARM
Pumpkin season is underway at Saunders Farm at 7893 Bleeks Road.
The 30th Haunting Season includes Pumpkins, Mazes, Hayrides and Farm Shop.
For more information, visit saundersfarm.com.
THE SAWMILL AT LANSDOWNE
Tour the wreckage from the demolition of TD Place's Southside Stands at Lansdowne Park this Halloween.
Saunders Farm presents The Sawmill Lansdowne until Oct. 31.
For more information, visit https://www.sawmillhaunt.ca/
DEADWOOD HAUNTED DRIVE
Deadwood Haunted Drive … the Sequal Begins is set for Wesley Clover Parks.
Deadwood is a haunted drive-through experience, where you will experience seven spine-chilling, hair-raising horror sets.
Deadwood runs until Halloween at Wesley Clover Parks.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodottawa.ca.
Proulx Maple and Berry Farm in Cumberland is hosting sKreamers.
The Haunted Wagon ride runs until Oct. 31.
For more information, visit skreamers.ca
Over 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins light up Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg.
Taking a tour through the spectacular outdoor art exhibit along a kilometre long path in a picturesque 19th-century backdrop.
Pumpkinferno continues until Oct. 31. For more information, visit the Upper Canada Village website.
PUMPKINFERNO AT FORT HENRY
Pumpkinferno is also making its debut in Kingston this fall.
Over 7,000 hand-carved artificial pumps light up Fort Henry daily until Oct. 31.
For more information, visit the Fort Henry website.
ACRES OF TERROR
Cannamore Orchard in Crysler, Ont. invites you to the 29th year of Acres of Terror, Eastern Ontario's most terrifying Halloween attraction.
Acres of Terror includes the Spooky Wagon Ride, House of Terror, Spooky Village and Fog Maze.
All guests and staff who are eligible for a vaccine must be fully vaccinated to attend Acres of Terror.
For more information, visit https://www.cannamoreorchard.com/ (Tickets must be purchased online in advance for a specific date and time slot.
Proulx Farm in Cumberland invites you to the 27th annual Pumpkin Fest.
"Our farm is transformed into a giant Halloween playground. Bring a picnic and come join us for a ghostly gathering in a country setting," said Proulx Farm on its website.
For more information, visit http://proulxfarm.com/pumpkinfest/
For more information, visit each museum's website.
- Museum of Nature will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Science and Technology Museum will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canadian War Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Canadian War Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Monday
- Canadian Museum of History is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Canadian Museum of History is closed on Thanksgiving Monday. (A proof of vaccination is not required to visit the exhibition spaces and other public areas of the museum)
- National Gallery of Canada is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday.
- The Diefenbunker is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
You do not need to show a COVID-19 proof of vaccination to visit exhibition spaces and public areas of museums in Ottawa, but will need to show proof of vaccination to access museum's food services or to attend events on site.
Come face-to-face with live owls at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Don't miss this outdoor exhibition, created in partnership with Little Ray's Nature Centre. See owls and an eagle in their specially-designed habitat enclosures.
Interzip Rogers is open daily, allowing you to zip line between Gatineau and Ottawa.
The world's first interprovincial zip line, located at Zibi, remains open this fall.
For ticket information, visit interzip.ca.
APPLE ORCHARDS NEAR OTTAWA
Here's a list of apple orchards near Ottawa. Click the link for more information;
- Cannamore Orchard open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Log Cabin Orchard open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Mountain Orchards open Monday to Sunday
- Pinewood Orchard
- Apple Stock Orchard – www.applestockorchard.com
- Avonmore Berry Farm – www.avonmoreberryfarm.wordpress.com
- Ferne l'Artisan – www.fermelartisan.ca
BYWARD MARKET AND PARKDALE MARKET
The ByWard Market and Parkdale Public Market are open daily.
For more information, visit www.ottawamarkets.ca.
OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET - BARRHAVEN
The Barrhaven Market is open on Sundays at Nepean Woods Park and Ride until Oct. 31.
Visit the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information, visit https://ottawafarmersmarket.ca/barrhaven-market/.
The Carp Farmers Market is open at the fair grounds in Carp.
It's open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BARRHAVEN FARMERS MARKET
The Barrhaven Farmers Market is every Saturday at The Log Farm.
Check out more than 30 vendors Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit barrhavenfarmersmarket.com.
METCALFE FARMERS' MARKET
The Metcalfe Farmers Market is open on Saturday.
The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds on 8th Line Road.
OTTAWA FARMERS’ MARKET
The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.
The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parc Omega is open in Montebello, Que.
For more information, visit https://www.parcomega.ca/en/.
A-MAZ-ING CORN MAZE
Ontario's most a-maze-ing corn maze is open Saturday and Sunday at Ouimet Farms in Vankleek Hill until Oct. 24.
The seven-acre corn maze will get you hunting for hidden mailboxes throughout the mazes.
You can also checkout the Pumpkin Patch at Ouimet Farms.
For more information, visit ouimetfarms.com.