The fall season is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to do any last-minute activities before winter approaches. Whether you're with your friends, out on a date, or even out with your family, there are so many road trip ideas throughout Ottawa that you don't want to miss out on.

Here's a list of seven places you need to go see this fall if you live in Ottawa or you plan to visit. Besides, this is your chance to do something fun before exam season rolls around.

The 1000 Islands Ontario’s Aquatarium

Price: $14.99 to $19.99

When: They're open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Address: 6 Broad St, Brockville

Why You Need To Go: For the young or young at heart, you can get a chance to see cute little otters up close and personal. This is THE perfect date idea or amazing family outing. Who doesn't love spending their day with cute animals? There's also a lot of other sea critters you can see when you visit.


Stroll Through Gatineau Park

Price: Free (subject to parking)

When: This fall!

Address: 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: With 12 different hiking trails, you can enjoy the fall breeze as you take a walk through Gatineau Park. You can go rock climbing, fishing, or even ride your bike. Just enjoy nature to its fullest!


Go Back In Time At Upper Canada Village

Price: $16 to $22

When: Sept. 3 to Oct. 18 for Fall guided tours (Times vary from 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.)

Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg

Why You Need To Go: This guided tour will bring you back to a time where things were simple and technology was not a norm. This is a great experience if you haven't been there before.


Take In The View From Nepean Point

Price: Free (subject to parking fees)

Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Definitely a sight to see. This is located right behind the National Gallery of Canada, so you can check both activities off your list in one night! 


Apple Picking At Pinewood Orchards

Price: Depends on how many you get.

When: Saturday and Sunday only: 9am-5pm.

Address: 101 Herzberg Road, Kanata

Why You Need To Go: Fresh apple picking is a fun activity if you're looking for something to do this fall. There are so many festive treats you can make with apples, or you can just eat them as they are. Apple picking should be on your go-to list this fall.


Get Lost In A Maze At Saunders Farm

Price: $22 per person (discount with bigger groups)

Address: 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster

Why You Need To Go: For a fun, fall afternoon, take a trip to Saunders Farm and take part in all the activities they have to offer. Halloween is just around the corner so expect to be scared. With 10 hedge and puzzle mazes, you'll find yourself having fun while getting lost. Who would've thought that?


Take A Trip To Hog's Back Park

Price: Free (Also free parking)

When: Open until Dec. 1

Address: Hogs Back Road, Ottawa

Why You Need To Go: Why wouldn't you want to go see this beautiful sight? This is an awesome opportunity to check out these small falls in Ottawa.


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