With the unseasonably warm weather in Ottawa lately, it’s tough to believe that Thanksgiving weekend is just around the corner! The return of summer-like temperatures has been felt across the city over the past few days, and Ottawa residents have emerged to take part in outdoor activities one last time before winter arrives. Whether renting kayaks and canoes at Dow’s Lake, exploring the outdoor vendors at the ByWard Market, or spending the afternoon shopping in neighbourhoods like the Glebe and Westboro, Ottawans have been taking advantage of the fantastic weather.
Well-Loved Autumn Events Return to the Capital
Despite the warmer temperatures, Ottawa is experiencing some signs that fall is here. Take a look down any residential side street to catch a glimpse of fallen leaves on the streets, or take in the scenery of changing colours on the trees that line the Rideau Canal. Autumn has arrived, and with it, anticipation for some of the city’s fantastic fall events. Ottawa is a beautiful Canadian city any time of year, but in the fall some of the most picturesque natural landmarks become that much more incredible!
In addition to the natural scenery you’ll find in Ottawa, residents and visitors can find plenty of fun activities into the months of autumn. From fall fairs in communities like Carp and Richmond to Ottawa’s well-loved Haunted Walk, there are a wide range of events for families and individuals to attend when they’re not planning their Halloween costumes or picking apples at an Ottawa farm.
Ottawa Museum Celebrates the Harvest
Thanksgiving weekend is quickly approaching, and for those who love to get out and enjoy Ottawa at this time of year, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be hosting a celebration. The Museum is easy to access from any point in the city, as it’s centrally located near the Experimental Farm. Bike and car parking is available, as well as public transit options, and is easily accessible by foot for those who live in Ottawa’s surrounding walking districts.
Among the many family-friendly activities planned for Thanksgiving weekend at the museum, visitors can expect Apple Cider Making and Tasting, Hoof Trimming, Wagon Rides, and Cranberry Sauce Making. There will also be opportunities for event-goers to learn about the different animals on the farm, as well as plenty of learning activities for children. One of the highlights of the event will include a demonstration on how to quickly and easily make use of some of the most common leftovers from a Thanksgiving dinner.
The Thanksgiving weekend celebration will be taking place October 11th-13th, 2014, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The admission fee is included with admission to the museum. Some of the activities will be available as long as the weather permits, so visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum website for more information about the event. If you’d like more info about other upcoming events across Ottawa, give Chris a call or send him an e-mail. You can also contact Chris and the Ottawa Move Team with any questions you have about the real estate market in any of the city’s great neighbourhoods!