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Here Are All The Best Date Ideas For This Fall In Ottawa

Surprise them with a fun date night!
Here Are All The Best Date Ideas For This Fall In Ottawa

Figuring out what to do on a date in Ottawa doesn't need to be hard. If you are looking to skip the tried-and-true dinner and a movie Ottawa has tons of great date options for couples.

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This fall there are plenty of amazing activities you could enjoy together now that the days are getting colder. No matter how long you've been dating, here are some date ideas in Ottawa that you haven't done yet.

Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Location: Multiple locations 

As a perfect activity leading up to Halloween, go for a spooky walk together. Haunted Walks of Ottawa offers several different haunted walk tough that will guide you around Ottawa and teach you about the cities history through stories of the paranormal.

 Ottawa Redblacks

Location: TD Place

Buy two tickets and head to TD Place to cheer on The Ottawa Redblacks. Both of you wear your red and black clothes have fun cheering for Ottawa's local football team.

Loft Board Game Lounge

Location: 14 Waller Street

Spend a cozy evening indoor playing board games together. At The Loft, they offer a massive amount of board games and have plenty of games that are perfect to play if you are only two people. So order some coffee and challenge each other to a few board games for a fun date night.


Location: Upper Canada Village

Bundle up and stroll through the massive outdoor exhibit of 7000 handcrafted pumpkins together! Every year Upper Canada hosts Pumpkininferno which always gets bigger and better. From late September until the end of October you can visit at night to see the lit pumpkins. It is the perfect fall date leading up to Halloween.

Altitude Gym

Location: 501 Palladium Drive 

If you are both into physical challenges and trying new things, rock climbing could be the perfect date. It works particularly well for first dates, as climbing allows for natural breaks in conversation while one of you climbs, but no matter how long you've been together this will be a memorable activity.

Recolte: Fall Harvest Dinner

Location: 191 Colonel By Drive

Share a magical evening dining together under the stars. Recolte: Fall Harvest Dinner is a pop-up event where you can enjoy dinner in a private outdoor garden dome which will be prepared by Top Chef Canada winner, Chef Rene Rodriguez.

Absolute Comedy

Location: 412 Preston Street

Spend the evening laughing together at Absolute Comedy. The comedy on Preston Street has shows every night of the week, so it makes for an easy location to plan a date night.

Escape Manor

Location: Multiple locations

Work together to escape the room and unravel the mystery before your time runs out at Escape Manor. Escape Manor is a fun team building activity that will have you both working together to figure out how to escape the room. Escape Manor is a particularly good fall date location as many of the rooms have a spooky theme, making it perfect spot to visit around Halloween.

Butterfly Show

Location: Carleton University

This fall visit Carleton University free butterfly event together. The butterfly show will be at the Nesbitt Biology building greenhouses where 1300 exotic butterflies will flutter around. Make sure to have your phones ready as you will want to take photos of butterflies landing on both of you.


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Location: Landsdowne Park

For a fun-filled date, perfect for music lovers, head to CityFolk. Held at Landsdowne Park from September 12-16 you can go for the day or the entire festival and watch some of your favorite bands perform.

Beau's Oktoberfest

Location: Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds, 92 West Main Street, Vankleek Hill

Celebrate fall together at Ottawa's very own Oktoberfest. From September 21st to September 22nd there will be live music, delicious Bavarian-inspired dishes you can share, and plenty of Beau's beer to try.

Carp Fair

Location: 3790 Carp Road, Carp

Have tons of fun with both of you feeling like a kid again! At the Carp Fair, you'll be able to ride classic amusement park rides like the Ferris wheel or bumper cars, share some cotton candy, and test your luck at the fair games to see if you can win each other a stuffed prize.

Saunders Farm

Location: 7893 Bleeks Road

Skip the scary movie, and get some real life frights instead at Saunders Farm. From late September until the end of October Saunders Farm hosts Frightfest which has a scary wagon ride for adults and a haunted house you can explore together.

Gatineau Park

Location: 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea

For the perfect free fall date, head to Gatineau Park to see the colorful fall leaves. For the most vivid colored leaves make sure to visit during Fall Rhapsody from September 29 to October 21.

Mosaiculture Gatineau

Location: Jacques Cartier Park

This fall stroll through Jacques Cartier Park to see the massive plant sculptures. The stunning show is made out of 5.5 million plants that make 24 massive plant sculptures. Spend the afternoon strolling around the plants to see which sculpture you both like best.

Nordik Spa-Nature

Location: 16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea

For the ultimate relaxing date, go to Nordik Spa-Nature together. Here you both can relax in the hot tubs and sauna before heading off for a couples massage. For the ultimate way to end your date, make sure to stay until sunset as the infinity hot tub offers a stunning lookout.

Ottawa Tasting Tours

Location: 55 Byward Market Square

Calling all foodies, this is the date for you! Skip going to one restaurant for your dinner date, and instead go to several by going on a restaurant tasting tour. Ottawa Tasting Tours offers several different tours perfect to bring a date on, where you'll be able to enjoy some of the best places to eat in Ottawa together.

Cacao 70

Location: Multiple locations

Warm up this fall and take share a yummy chocolate fondue with your date. The sharing fondue platters at Cacao 70 are perfect for a date as both of you can dip strawberries, waffles, and brownies into a delicious pot of melted chocolate.

Parc Omega

Location: 399 Route 323 North, Montebello

If you both love animals, then you need to take your date to Parc Omega! Here you'll be able to get up close to Canadian animals and feed many of them carrots right from the comforts of your car.

House Of Targ

Location: 1077 Bank Street

Have tons of fun together playing pinball and classic arcade games at House of Targ. If you visit on Sunday nights both of you can enjoy the unlimited play time where you can play as much pinball or arcade games as you'd like for one set price.

Elements Luxury Tented Camp

Location: 793 Storyland Road

Wisk your date away from the city, for a romantic glamping stay just outside of Ottawa. Elements Luxury Tented Camp offers the most luxurious camping experience you'll ever have with actual beds and delivered meals. Enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful natural setting for a romantic getaway.

Andaz Ottawa

Location: 325 Dalhousie Street

Before it gets too cold outdoors enjoy a drink together on Andaz Ottawa's amazing rooftop patio. As the roof patio, Copper Spirits and Sights has firepits next to the seating you can keep warm while you both enjoy one of the best views in the city.

BATL Ottawa

Location: 2615 Lancaster Rd #29

For an original date idea, go axe throwing! After an intro lesson, both of you can challenge each other to see how many times both of you can hit the center target.

Ciné-Parc Templeton

Location: 1779 Boulevard Maloney E, Gatineau

Pack the car and head out together to enjoy a retro drive-in theater. This old-school drive-in offers double feature movies, so pack a blanket and snuggle up together on this fun twist to the regular movie date.

Bridgehead Roastery

Location: Multiple locations

This place makes a fun twist on the typical coffee date. Bridgehead Roastery is the perfect spot for two coffee lovers as you can take a tour of the roastery and bakery and learn about how they make their craft coffee. The tours are free on the first Saturday of the month.

Ottawa Art Gallery

Location: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge

Spend the afternoon wandering the art exhibits together. The new Ottawa Art Gallery is free to visit, making it a great date spot in Ottawa for those on a tight budget.

The Urban Element

Location: 424 Parkdale Ave

Learn how to cook together at The Urban Element. Offering one-day cooking classes, The Urban Element makes for a fun date spot in Ottawa.

Putting Edge

Location: 5 Roydon Pl #1

Now that it is getting too cold to enjoy mini gold outdoors, head indoors for glow in the dark mini golf. The neon glowing mini golf course makes for a fun casual date idea this fall.

Brew Donkey

Location: Multiple locations

Instead of going to a pub, go on a beer tour together this fall. Brew Donkey offers tons of outstanding beer tours where they will take you to several different craft breweries in Ottawa where you can sample beers together.

Visit A Pumpkin Patch

Location: Multiple locations

For a classic fall date, head to a local pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin together. Once you've selected your pumpkin you can bring it home and carve it together for Halloween.

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