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The air is cooling, the leaves are changing colour, and every bakery and coffee shop smells like pumpkin-spice-something. That’s right Ottawa, October is officially in full force! This month is full of so many seasonal activities and holidays: Thanksgiving, Halloween, the changing of the leaves and so much more.

With so many different fall activities going on and so little time, it can be hard to prioritize what you want to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that front – here are the best things to do during October in Ottawa.

Take a walk along the Rideau Canal

What better way to spend a crisp Sunday afternoon than taking a stroll along the Rideau Canal? Bundle up in some trendy autumn attire, grab your favourite warm drink and take in the beautiful views of fall at one of Ottawa’s most iconic areas. Enjoy the sound of the water, the colours in the trees and of course,the fresh air. This is a perfect idea for a low-cost, romantic date.

Bonus: The Rideau Canal is only one block away from Elgin Square Apartments!

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Go apple picking at Cannamore Orchard

Apple picking is a classic Fall tradition. Gather some close friends and spend a Saturday afternoon at Cannamore Orchard. You can pick your own apples and pumpkins, make your way through the escape maze, and – if you’re brave enough – go on the spooky wagon ride. There’s also a farmer’s market on site full of delicious fall treats and gifts to enjoy.

Fall Rhapsody at Gatineau Park

 Throughout the month of October, Gatineau Park holds weekend activities to celebrate the beautiful colours of fall. From picnics, to local artists to animal demonstrations – Gatineau Park has it all! You can enjoy all the most stereotypical things we love so much about this season. The best part? It’s all FREE! Although Gatineau Park is closer to the Quebec side of the area, it’s definitely worth the day trip.

For a full list of activity dates, click here.

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Fall is always a busy time of year. It makes the end of summer and the beginning of many seasonal holidays. Don’t forget to take a moment and take in what a beautiful season it is.  There is so much to do under the changing leaves – now get out there and do it, Ottawa!

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