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8 Incredible Things To Do In Ottawa With Your Besties This Fall

Are you searching for something to do with your BFF that isn't another PSL? Here are eight incredible things to do in Ottawa with your autumn-loving friends.

From colourful leaves to adorable pumpkin patches, it is time to get outdoors and celebrate all the seasonal activities.

Go Apple Picking

Price: $20+ for a bag of apples

Address: 1399 St. Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Together with your friends, you can celebrate harvest season by picking some juicy apples at an orchard. The affordable activity is a fantastic choice as you'll walk away with fresh fruit to eat all week.


Find Ruins Surrounded By Colourful Leaves

Price: $13 per vehicle (free on Tuesdays)

Address: MacKenzie King Rd., Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: At Mackenzie King Estate, you can find a collection of impressive ruins only a short walk from the parking lot.


Escape A Corn Maze

Price: Free admission (corn maze is $4 per person)

When: Until October 31

Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Dr. N., Manotick, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Millers' Farm And Market, you can get lost in the maze, explore the pumpkin patch and buy colourful flowers to decorate your home.


Pick A Pumpkin

Price: Free admission

Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Dr. N., Manotick, ON

Why You Need To Go: No autumn would be complete without visiting a pumpkin patch. Here you can pick up a pumpkin and then carve it to make a jack-o-lantern perfect for Halloween.


Follow A Boardwalk Trail To Golden Trees

Price: Free

Address: Ridge Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a picturesque easy hike where you can see bright yellow trees in the autumn.


See Thousands Of Carved Pumpkins

Price: $20 per person

When: September 24 – October 31

Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Pumpkinferno, you can see around 7000 carved pumpkins, including new exhibits like The Roaring 20s and Area 51.


Hike To A Stunning Lookout

Price: $5 per person

Address: Rock Dunder Summit Trail, Rideau Lakes, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here there are two loop trails to explore that provide fantastic lookouts over the water.


Get Spooked At FrightFest

Price: $40+ per person

When: September 26 – October 31

Address: 7893 Bleeks Rd., Munster, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun getting scared together on the new Haunted Hayride and visiting the other spooky sights.


In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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