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!

Festivals

Hikes

Activities

For Fall Festivals, Click "NEXT"

Festivals:

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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

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

September 22nd - 23rd

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Unleash your inner kid at Richmond Fair 

September 14th - 17th

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

September 20th - 24th

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

September 21st - 24th

For Fall Hikes, Click "NEXT"

King Mountain Trail // Gatineau Park 

Distance: 1.9km

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Wilson Carbide Ruins // Gatineau Park

Distance: 3km

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Booth's Rock Trail // Algonquin Provincial Park 

Distance: 5.1km (loop)

via @renanaguena

Pink Lake Trail // Gatineau Park 

Distance: 2.5km

via @vanessa_m81

Hemlock Bluff Trail // Algonquin Provincial Park

Distance: 3.5km (loop)

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Eagles Nest Lookout // Calabogie Peaks Resort

Distance: 1.5 km

For Fall Activities, Click "NEXT"

Activities:

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

September 30th

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Get in the Halloween spirit during Haunting Season at Saunders Farm

September 23rd - October 31st

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Go apple picking at Mountain Orchards 

Opens August 26th

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Visit Pumpkinferno and be completely stunned by the pumpkin art

September 29th - October 29th

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

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Go pick your perfect pumpkin at Abbey Hill Farms