Is it just us, or did October fly by? That's right, we're already at the last weekend of the month and you know what that means — Halloween everything! So, it's time to check out our list of things to do in Ottawa this weekend.

From haunted underground bunkers to magical pumpkin wonderlands, there's an abundance of spooktacular fun for you to soak in. But if creepy isn't your vibe, don't worry. There are plenty of things on in the capital over this weekend that don't involve zombies or cobwebs.

Looking to meet and adopt an adorable kitten in time for winter? Want to smash some incredible poutine to hit that craving? Already wishing the magic of Christmas was in the air? The capital has got you covered. So, take a look at the list below and start making those epic weekend plans ASAP, because before you know it, October will already be completely over.

World of Poutine

Price: Free entry

When: Thursday, October 24-27

Address: 400 March Rd., Kanata

Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love poutine? You can enjoy classic and exotic poutines from a variety of vendors. Live music and a craft drinks bar will also be available. Go on, indulge yourself.


Price: $18

When: Thursday, October 24-27 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg

Why You Need To Go: If you've been putting off going to Pumpkinferno all season, this weekend is your last chance to take in the magical Halloween wonderland. Just outside of Ottawa at Upper Canada Village, this annual event is totally worth the drive. 

Ottawa Corgis Halloween Parade

Price: Free

When: Saturday, October 26 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Address: McNabb Park

Why You Need To Go: You can gather in the park to admire adorable corgis dressed in their best Halloween costumes. Note there are some guidelines to follow, such as no treats and no petting without permission. Take a peek at the event page before attending to see all guidelines. But cute dogs + cute costumes = a winner in our eyes.

Kitten Yoga And Donation Class

Price: $25

When: Saturday, October 26 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Address: 190 Colonnade Rd., Unit 19

Why You Need To Go: You can stretch it out and help these adorable kittens find their forever homes! There will be eight adorable fur babies in attendance and proceeds will go back to The Avery Foundation. 

Incident At The Bunker: A Zombie Adventure

Price: $29.99

When: Saturday, October 26-27

Address: 3929 Carp Rd., Carp

Why You Need To Go: The Diefenbunker has been invaded with zombies who will guide you through a series of scary stories, interactive challenges, and a few spooky surprises too! 

Halloween Party 

Price: $5 or free if you wear a costume

When: Saturday, October 26 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 201 Queen St.

Why You Need To Go: If you seriously love dressing up for Halloween and want to sip on boozy potions and take in a round or two of Mario Kart, then The Blurry Pixel's Halloween Party is the place to be. You could even win cash prizes for the best costume. 

Pumpkin Derby

Price: $8.50 to register

When: Sunday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: Lansdowne Park @ Aberdeen Pavillion 

Why You Need To Go: If you think your pumpkin carving game is next level, why not challenge yourself to make an epic pumpkin derby car this weekend? Or simply come out to the park to enjoy free activities and cheer on your favourite racer.

Nightmare On Kent Street

Price: $25

When: Saturday, October 26

Address: 330 Kent St.

Why You Need To Go: Kent Street will be transformed into a decadent haunted manor this weekend. There will be dancing, games, contests, scrumptious culinary concoctions, a silent auction, and a raffle for you to relish in. The best part? It's all for a good cause with proceeds going toward the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Haunted Brewery & Rock'n'Hops

Price: $5

When: Friday, October 25 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Address: Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. 14-106 Bexley Place

Why You Need To Go: In celebration of the brewery's fifth birthday, there will be local bands and DJs playing live for you to rock out to. There will also be a food truck and three brand new beers available for you to try. Costumes are encouraged. 

Soirée FUNction

Price: Starting at $45

When: Friday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Address: 144 Wellington St.

Why You Need To Go: This annual soirée is the perfect event to help you get in tough with your bougie side. With tasty hors d'oeuvres, charcuterie boards, platters, craft beers, live entertainment, and a fun photo booth, there's so much for you to enjoy. The theme is pop-of-colour, so be sure to dress in your favourite colour. 

Christmas Craft Show

Price: $6

When: Thursday, October 24-27

Address: 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Why You Need To Go: In the midst of all the Halloween fun going down this weekend, some of us are already looking ahead to Christmas. If you can't wait for the holidays, be sure to check out the epic Christmas Craft Show at Nepean Sportsplex. This is the perfect way to get yourself in a festive mood and maybe even get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping.

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