Capital sights and landmarks framed in dazzling fall colours…ByWard Market stalls overflowing with fresh local produce…National Arts Centre stages alive with music, dance and theatre. Autumn’s always a great time to visit Ottawa – and this year is no exception.
If you’re into the great outdoors, bring your bike or rent one here and explore over 170 kilometres of paved recreation paths that crisscross the city and extend deep into scenic Gatineau Park.
If art and culture are on your agenda, check out the many Group of Seven works at the National Gallery of Canada, then check out Vodou opening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on November 15. The exhibit showcases over 300 artifacts and documentary films.
Looking for a little rest and rejuvenation? Head to Le Nordik Spa-Nature, North America’s largest spa. Cradled in a natural setting just 10 minutes from downtown, it pampers visitors with Nordic baths, a saltwater floating pool, massage and body treatments.
Coming with kids? Saunders Farm is one stop you’ll definitely want to make. Its mazes, pumpkin patch and Halloween Haunting Season are all fun fall favourites.
Ottawa’s also got something for foodies: the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival serves it up November 7 – 11. And speaking of November 11,
if you’re in the Capital that day, don’t miss the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial – a truly stirring experience.
If you’re looking to get away without going far, look no further than Ottawa. Ottawa Tourism offers packaged getaways and special offers, including “3rd Night 1/2 Price,” online at www.ottawatourism.ca