What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Sept. 24-26
A woman walks with a stroller at Major's Hill Park in Ottawa on Monday, Oct 11, 2010. (Pawel Dwulit / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at activities and events happening in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec during the final weekend of September.
RBC Ottawa Bluesfest takes over the Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park this weekend.
Fans must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the concerts Friday and Saturday night.
Here is a look at the lineup:
- Ryland James
- Barenaked Ladies
- Jann Arden
- April Wine
- Tom Cochrane and Red Rider
For more information and tickets, visit https://ottawabluesfest.ca/.
"The Best Little Fair in Canada" returns to Carp this weekend.
The Carp Fair continues until Sunday at the Carp Fairgrounds.
Masks are required for all indoor spaces, and proof of vaccination is required for all patrons entering any of the public access, indoor buildings.
For more information, visit carpfair.ca.
Its $5 night at TD Place Saturday at Atletico Ottawa faces Cavalry FC.
Kids tickets are $5, while a JR Stadium Hot Dog and a 473 ml can of Budweiser are also $5.
For tickets, visit https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/.
FRIGHTFEST AT SAUNDERS FARM
Saunders Farm is celebrating 30 Years of Fright with Frightfest.
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 kicks off on Saturday at Saunders Farm.
The 30th Haunting Season includes Pumpkins, Mazes, Hayrides and Farm Shop.
For more information, visit saundersfarm.com.
Check out the vibrant colours that are taking over the trees in Ottawa-Gatineau.
The National Capital Commission hosts Fall Rhapsody from Sept. 25 to Oct. 24.
Enjoy the colours across the national capital region.
For more information, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/ncc-fall-rhapsody.
For more information, visit each museum's website.
- Museum of Nature (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Science and Technology Museum (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Advance tickets required for all visitors)
- Canadian War Museum
- Canadian Museum of History (A proof of vaccination is not required to visit the exhibition spaces and other public areas of the museum)
- National Gallery of Canada
- The Diefenbunker
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, is open until Oct. 1.
For ticket information, visit interzip.ca.
Enjoy a ride on the Mountain Coaster at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Que.
The one kilometre long ride along a monorail track is open weekends until Oct. 11.
For more information, visit campfortune.com.
NCC WEEKEND BIKEDAYS
The National Capital Commission is opening the parkways for active transportation every weekend until October.
Cyclists, runners, walkers and other active transportation users can use the parkways on Saturdays and Sundays until October 11.
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
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 Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
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.
GATINEAU PARK PARKWAYS
The National Capital Commission is reserving parkways in Gatineau Park for active use most of the time in 2021. Motor vehicle access will be allowed on Gatineau Park parkways on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays after 1 p.m.
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
613Flea is back at Lansdowne Park this weekend.
Check out approximately 90 boutique vendors at Lansdowne on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit 613flea.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.
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.
The seven-acre corn maze will get you hunting for hidden mailboxes throughout the mazes.
For more information, visit ouimetfarms.com.