Here Is Your 2017 Guide To Making The Most Out Of Fall In Ottawa

Festivals, hikes, and activities galore!
Here Is Your 2017 Guide To Making The Most Out Of Fall In Ottawa

Fall is my second favourite season of the year (summer is #1 obviously). It's a time of change and fresh starts. From the start of a new school year to the changing colours of the leaves fall is one of the most bitter sweet seasons of all.

The beautiful colours of the leaves make for stunning Insta's and the flavours at every coffee shop are pumpkin spice everything (yes, please). It may seem as though there is not much to do in fall, but there is actually quite a bit you can do in Ottawa!




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Watch some amazing performances at CityFolk Festival

September 13th-17th

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Check out the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (maybe even go for a ride)

Open until September 4th

Head to Beau's Oktoberfest to enjoy some music and beers

September 22nd - 23rd

Unleash your inner kid at Richmond Fair 

September 14th - 17th 

Enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, and funny animation films at Ottawa International Animation Festival 

September 20th - 24th 

Have a ton of fun eating cotton candy, mini donuts, and riding the ferris wheel at Carp Fair 

September 21st - 24th

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King Mountain Trail // Gatineau Park 

Distance: 1.9km

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Wilson Carbide Ruins // Gatineau Park

Distance: 3km

Booth's Rock Trail // Algonquin Provincial Park 

Distance: 5.1km (loop)

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Pink Lake Trail // Gatineau Park 

Distance: 2.5km

Hemlock Bluff Trail // Algonquin Provincial Park

Distance: 3.5km (loop)

Eagles Nest Lookout // Calabogie Peaks Resort

Distance: 1.5 km

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Watch the Panda Game between UOttawa Gee-gees and the Carleton Ravens 

September 30th 

Get in the Halloween spirit during Haunting Season at Saunders Farm

September 23rd - October 31st

Go apple picking at Mountain Orchards 

Opens August 26th 

Visit Pumpkinferno and be completely stunned by the pumpkin art

September 29th - October 29th 

Sip on your pumpkin spice latte while walking through the colourful Majors Hill Park 

Go pick your perfect pumpkin at Abbey Hill Farms