ON YOUR RADAR FOR FALL IN OTTAWA
The beautiful fall colours are the first things to love about Ottawa autumns but certainly not the last! Enjoy Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park, with a free shuttle from downtown Ottawa on weekends October 5-27, 2019 and hiking in the gorgeous park all year round—or explore the Greenbelt surrounding Ottawa, including the unique Mer Bleue bog with its Arctic-like flora and fauna. FREE!
Even more gardens across Ottawa are highlighted during the Garden Fall Rhapsody event October 12-14, 2019.
It’s still festival season in Ottawa! The National Arts Centre celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019 and its Indigenous Theatre department launches its inaugural season this year with Mòshkamo (September 11-29, 2019), including song, dance, food, poetry, and much more; the Ottawa International Animation Festival (September 25-29, 2019) draws crowds at screenings, panels, and workshops across Ottawa; the Super Cheese Festival (October 4-6, 2019) brings grilled cheese, mac ’n’ cheese, and everything cheese to Ottawa City Hall; and writers are celebrated at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Fall Edition (October 24-29, 2019). Meanwhile, the Canada Army Run moves to the Canadian War Museum for its 2019 edition on September 22, 2019.
Celebrate beer in true fall form… at Oktoberfest! Beau’s Oktoberfest (September 20-21, 2019) is an annual celebration by Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co., located just one hour’s drive east of Ottawa in tiny Vankleek Hill. This year, in addition to 14 Beau’s beers, great Bavarian-inspired food from local restaurants, a midway, sausage eating contest and more, check out great musical performances by The New Pornographers, Shad, and other great acts!