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Major's Hill Park, view of Parliament, fall

Ottawa Insider Blog

Ottawa Tourism's official blog is the perfect resource to stay updated on what’s new, what’s happening and what’s coming up in Canada’s capital.

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What’s happening in the Ottawa area
Check out some of the fun events and activities taking place in the Ottawa region this week, including the weekend! Visit this page each week for highlights of what’s going on in Canada’s capital.
Pumpkins, fall
Fall for the perfect pumpkin patch and apple orchard in Ottawa
Visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches at the many farms in the Ottawa region this autumn for pick-your-own or pre-picked goodies, activities, and more.
Voyageurs Pathway/Sentier des Voyageurs
Awesome autumn adventures and activities in Ottawa
Be adventurous while enjoying spectacular fall colours this fall in Ottawa by ziplining, caving, bungee jumping, flying, climbing, hiking, cycling, and more.
BeaverTails and pumpkin
Best fall treats in Ottawa
Enjoy sweet and savoury goodies including harvest-inspired beer, baked goods, cold treats and warm drinks while basking in Ottawa’s autumn beauty.
Byward Market, Fall
Top places to photograph in Ottawa this fall
Discover top spots to capture amazing photos in Ottawa this autumn, including natural wonders, urban sites, hiking destinations and special events.
Tavern on the Falls
Great patios by Ottawa neighbourhood
Looking for the ultimate patio spot in Ottawa? Check out some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with outdoor spaces, by neighbourhood.
Fairouz Restaurant
Halal food options in Ottawa
Looking for halal restaurants in Canada’s capital? Check out some of the city’s delicious options ranging from burgers and shawarma to elevated mezze.
Rideau Canal Ottawa Locks
Best ways to experience the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
Did you know a UNESCO World Heritage Site winds its way through the urban core of Canada’s capital? Find out how you can explore the Rideau Canal!

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