Hop over to Ottawa for Easter events and weekend fun

Easter weekend is the perfect excuse to enjoy early springtime activities and special events in Ottawa. With hands-on activities and egg hunts at museums, baby animals and playtime at farms and tasty local markets and brunch spots, you can get lots of quality time with family and friends. Hop on over to the Ottawa region this Easter!

Easter events

Easter at the Bunker
Easter at the Bunker
Hop on over to the Diefenbunker for an annual spring event. Families are invited to explore the bunker as you search for signs of spring that the…
Easter at the Estate
Explore Ottawa’s agricultural heritage with fun, hands-on family activities: decorate eggs with a variety of dyes, plant your own veggies for the…
Easter at The Farm
Bring your own basket to collect colourful plastic eggs scattered along the forest walking trail, then exchange the eggs for an Easter treat.
Easter Egg Hunt at Valleyview Little Animal Farm
Partake in this annual Easter Egg Hunt while enjoy the company of a wide variety of animals and birds up close, such as alpacas to zebus, goats to…
steam train
Easter Eggspress
Enjoy a ride in a vintage caboose, a petting zoo, pony rides and children's activities including scavenger hunt, face painting and Easter crafts.
Hop into Spring
Hop into Spring
Celebrate spring with a day of hands-on family activities! Make your way through the hay bale labyrinth to learn about rabbit friends and meet some…

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Weekend inspiration

Byward Market, strawberries
Shop local at Ottawa farmers' markets
Looking to buy seasonal produce, handmade items and unique local specialities? Visit one of the many daily or weekly farmers' markets in Canada's capital!
breakfast, brunch
Hot brunch spots in Canada’s capital
Browse a few of the tastiest brunch places in the Ottawa area that serve classic egg breakfasts, inventive dishes, mimosas, Caesars and much more.
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa’s seven national museums
Visit seven of Canada’s nine national museums in one city! Ottawa is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Canadian culture, history and more.
Zak's Diner
Family-friendly restaurants and places to eat in Ottawa
Looking for a kid-friendly place to eat in Ottawa? See some of the restaurants, diners, pubs and self-serve options the whole family will love.
Rideau Canal Locks, Ottawa River
Hiking highlights in the Ottawa area
Looking to explore scenic trails on foot in the Ottawa region? Choose from walking on easy urban pathways, hiking on rugged rural terrain and much more.
Children enjoying maple taffy at Fultons Pancake House and Sugar Bush
Maple syrup fun in the Ottawa region
Experience maple magic from late winter into spring! Visit local sugar bushes, see how syrup is produced, eat sweet treats and enjoy the atmosphere!

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