The end of the workweek is approaching and you know what that means.
We’ve rounded up seven things to do in Ottawa this weekend if you want to fully embrace the fall season and make the most of your extra day off for Thanksgiving.
Before we know it, winter will be here and your feed will be flooded with twinkling lights and gently falling snow.
Until then, though, why not spend this weekend soaking up all of the colours and flavours of the season?
From pumpkin pie donuts to chair lifts that will take you soaring across fall foliage, there’s a little something for everyone in the capital.
Indulge With An Untraditional Thanksgiving Feast
When: Open daily
Address: 407 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Thanksgiving might look a little different this year, so why not embrace it? You can order the country style poutine for a taste of Thanksgiving Dinner with a cheesy twist.
Treat Yourself To A Spa Day
When: Open daily
Address: 16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: If you've been feeling stressed out, a trip to Quebec's Nordik Spa might be in order. You can stay warm, cozy, and relaxed with a thermal experience here.
Enjoy Fall Foliage At Parliament Hill
Address: Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Parliament is surrounded by gorgeous views and some vibrant foliage that makes for a peaceful walk.
Road Trip To Calabogie Peaks For A Fall Colours Chair Lift Ride
When: Saturday, October 10-12
Address: 30 Barrett Chute Rd., Calabogie, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can elevate your fall foliage views with a scenic chair lift ride. You'll need to drive an hour out of the city for this one, but it's worth it.
Have Some Fall Fun At The Log Farm
When: Sunday, October 11
Address: 670 Cedarview Rd., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you'd rather spend your weekend surrounded by animals instead of people, then a Sunday visit to The Log Farm is just what you need. There's also a forest of silly scarecrows here for you to enjoy.
Taste Test The Fall Flavours At Maverick's Donut Co.
Price: $3.25 each
When: Hours vary
Address: Various Ottawa locations
Why You Need To Go: You can taste the flavours of fall with an apple spice, pumpkin pie, or blueberry crumble donut at Maverick's. So go on, indulge that sweet tooth craving, you deserve it.
Get Crafty At The Mud Oven
Price: Prices vary
When: Open Tuesday-Sunday
Address: 1065 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Whether you want to paint in-store or at home, you can get everything you need to make cute fall-themed pottery here.