Sept 1- Oct 9

Hockey – An exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History Website

Trace the sport’s evolution through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Explore the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to the backyard game. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians.

Sept – October 15 


From coast to coast, blooming treasures await discovery. Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by enjoying the variety of gardens across the land. From Canada’s capital to the country’s eastern and western shores – and all places in between – gardens are a-blossoming, awaiting you. Whether it’s the Aboriginal Gardens in Montreal’s famous Botanical Gardens, a rare example of a walled garden in Ottawa, or Victoria’s renowned transformation of a quarry into Butchart Gardens, ingenious interpretations of gardens exist everywhere.

Until Sept 3

NOKIA Sunday Bike Days

Every Sunday morning during the summer, over 50 kilometres of roads in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians.

9 am to 1 pm

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
  • Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)


Aug 31 to Sept 4


Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Bring the family out to Canada’s largest balloon festival where hot air balloons fill the Gatineau sky. Lots of activities for the kids and some exciting shows.





Sept 6,13,26,27

Free Lice Checks from the Ottawa Lice Squad. A registered nurse is on hand for checks and to answer questions. 2120 Robertson Road Suite 209. Ottawa, ON K2H 5Z1

July 11 – Sept 16

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show

Northern Lights is a free bilingual show presented nightly starting at 9:00 p.m.

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, the show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country.

Sept 20-24

41th anniversary! North America’s largest animation festival showcases the finest new productions from around the world.Website




Sept 22 – 24

Carp Fair 

Enjoy a fun filled day in the country at the Best Little Fair in Canada, the Carp Fair, September 22th – 24th 2016. With great music, great shows, and a huge midway you’ll find something for the entire family!  Enjoy live music, world-class horse shows and the President’s Choice SuperDogs! 985x554_carp_fair__0000_mg_6525-2014-980x610

Your kids will beam with excitement at the Family Circle tent with magic shows, and puppets or experience agricultural learning in the Ag Tent, petting zoo and more!


Sept 24 – Oct 31


Haunting Season, Saunders Farm, come and experience Halloween and the harvest festival. Explore 12 mazes, original live shows, hayride adventures, parades, puppet shows, unique play structures, farm fresh foods, 15 acres of pumpkins and a gourmet Farm Shop.

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