5 Things to Do in Ottawa this Fall

Fall in Ottawa is known for being short, (hello, six months of winter) but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the beautiful changing colours and fun activities Ottawa has to offer. Here are our 8 top things to do in Ottawa this fall.



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Saunder’s Farm


If you’re looking for some spooky fun, look no further than Saunders Farm. They’re known for their exciting Halloween-themed attractions, like the Haunted Hayride, the Barn of Terror and their collection of mazes. There are dozens of activities at Saunders and something for everyone! More than one million guests have experienced the farm’s Haunting Season & Fright Fest. You’ll be sure to make amazing memories.


Did you know? Guests staying with Short & Suite BnB between now and October 31st will be offered a complimentary ticket to Saunders Farm.



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The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival


A special opportunity to sample all kinds of delicious wine, beer, spirits, and food from around the world! The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival’s fall edition takes place from November 2-4 at the EY centre.


The Nature Museum


Always a good time – and free on Thursday’s after 5pm! Check out their newest exhibit, Butterflies in Flight. Because who doesn’t want to stand in a room full of butterflies?


Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park


If you want to take in fall’s gorgeous colours, this is the place to do it. Gatineau Park has amazing views of autumn foliage. During Fall Rhapsody, you can attend a variety of events on the weekends, like picnics and nature days. We’re in!



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This event puts our pumpkin-carving skills to shame. Stroll through the Upper Canada Village and check out this art exhibit of over 7000 carved pumpkins. You can get Pumpkinferno tickets here.


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