There is a chill in the air today and it is definitely starting to feel like actual autumn here in Ottawa. Fall is a great time for both outdoor and indoor activities in our city and we have a bunch of FREE activities for you this weekend.

  1. Gatineau Park – with over 165 kilometers of trails, there is NO better time than autumn for a hike in Gatineau Park. The fall colours are absolutely stunning and it is completely free! Both today and Saturday are supposed to be crisp but sunny…take advantage! museumofnature
  2. Open House at the Museum of Nature – this annual event is taking place this weekend on Saturday from 10 to 4 at the Museum’s Gatineau Campus at 1740 Pink Road in Gatineau. This is an opportunity to explore the museum’s collections for free and is especially a great way to introduce children to the museum.
  3. Calabogie Art Fest – another way to enjoy the fall colours is by taking a drive to the valley to enjoy Calabogie Art Fest happening all weekend. Visit local studios to view the works and pieces of local artists.
  4. Feast, Revel & Grind – taking place in the Byward Market, this event brings together many of the market’s restaurants to celebrate glorious, delicious coffee! Taking place on Saturday from 2 to 4…free samples too!
  5. Merrickville Jazzfest – the 6th annual Jazzfest takes place this weekend and while it isn’t exactly free it’s just $20 for a weekend pass! Merrickville is a great spot to enjoy an autumn weekend and adding jazz to that…worth the money!