Have fun without going broke!
There is no need to break the bank to have fun. Here are eight fall activities around Ottawa where you have an incredible time for $30 or less.
From creepy haunted attractions to adorable pumpkin patches, there are tons of spots you'll want to visit for yourself. Or, for a super budget-friendly afternoon, you can ride a free shuttle bus to some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the area.
Here is everything you'll want to try before winter arrives:
Price: $14.95+ per person (pumpkins sold separately)
When: September 19 – October 31
Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON
Why You Need To Go: At Proulx Farm's pumpkin festival, you'll be able to see cute farm animals, go on a wagon ride, explore the corn mazes and see the pumpkin patch.
Climb The Parliament Hill Stairway Past Colourful Leaves
Address: Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can climb up this staircase trail for a fantastic workout, and you'll get to enjoy breathtaking views of the foliage and Ottawa River.
Explore A Spooky Village At Acres Of Terror
Price: $25+ per person
When: September 24 - October 31
Address: 1480 County Rd. 32, Crysler, ON
Why You Need To Go: There are multiple bone-chilling activities to try, like the House Of Terror, Spooky Wagon Ride, and exploring a Halloween-themed village.
Try To Escape A Giant Corn Maze
Price: $17 per person
When: Until October 24
Address: 63 Main St. W., Vankleek Hill, ON
Why You Need To Go: At Ouimet Farms Adventure, they have a gigantic Disney corn maze that has a scavenger hunt inside.
Visit A Pumpkin Patch
Price: Free admission (pumpkins $2.50+)
Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: This adorable farm has a vast assortment of pumpkins, perfect for making a jack-o-lantern.
Ride The Fall Rhapsody Shuttle Bus To Gatineau Park
When: October 2-24 (weekends only), and Monday, October 11
Address: Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON and various locations in Gatineau Park
Why You Need To Go: The NCC has a free shuttle bus that stops at multiple popular hiking trails within Gatineau Park.
Explore The ByWard Market And See A Colossal Pumpkin
Address: ByWard Market, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can browse all the seasonal items for sale and see a mammoth pumpkin that weighs over 1000 pounds.
Get Scared At Skreamers
Price: $20 per person
When: Until October 31
Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you still need to make plans for Halloween, this terrifying haunted experience would be perfect.
In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.
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