Until Apr 8

Sugaring Off

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane FarmExperience a day at an authentic Canadian sugar bush. Call ahead for details.


 Until Apr 15

Maple syrup fun


Sleigh rides, maple taffy on snow, interpretive walking trails and hearty maple meals. Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush





Mar 30-Apr 2

Easter at the farm

Come and celebrate spring with the rabbits, newborn lambs and newly-hatched chicks. Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.




Valleyview Little Animal Farm Annual Egg Hunt

Every day throughout the Easter weekend. Kids can also see the animals, take a train ride or play in the playground. Fun times for kids of all ages!

Mar 31

Hop into Spring

Celebrate the arrival of Spring from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Enjoy fun and games by challenging your family members to an egg rolling competition or give the Easter basket relay race a try. Brighten up your day by decorating eggs and learn about traditional dyeing tools and techniques.


Mar 31-Apr 2

Easter egg-stravanagza

An exciting scavanger hunt, egg-cellent prizes and a hopping good time! Bytowne museum.


Apr 1

Dragon Egg Hunt

Find all 12 dragon eggs — inspired by Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon — hidden throughout the Museum, and earn a treat when you complete your quest.



Apr 3-8

Sugar Festival 2018

Held since 1987, this event features maple syrup-themed activities for all ages. Vanier Museopark.



Apr 5-8


This annual show features beautiful botanical creations by the Ottawa Centennial Chapter of Ikebana International.


 Originals Ottawa Spring Craft Sale

Unique Canadian-made items from over 180 exhibitors.


Apr 7

Baby Shower Soiree

Celebrating all parents and parents-to-be with snacks, giveaways, activities, and parenting tips and tricks. Kids and Company Westboro, 317 McRae Avenue, 613-798-5437


Apr 7-8

Pakenham Maple Run Tour

Come indulge in fine maple products and meet local craftspeople and fine artists on this annual self-guided studio tour in and around beautiful historic Pakenham.


Apr 8

Family Sundays – Wild Things

Bring your family to create, learn and have fun. At each Family Sunday, kids ages 0–12 and their adults experience the national collection through a different theme. This season we’re having fun with Halloween, superheroes, math and wild things!




Peut-on vivre sans les autres? Comment concilier nos différences? Terrier amène le petit spectateur sur la piste de l’amitié et du vivre-ensemble, au creux de la forêt, en compagnie de deux petites créatures. Celles-ci apprendront vite de leurs erreurs et réaliseront qu’il n’y a pas de lien plus fort que l’amitié!



Apr 14

Shopkins Live! Shop it up!

The first theatrical production based on the wildly successful Shopkins brand created by Australia-based Moose Toys.




Apr 19

Science by Night

Grab your friends and unleash your inner geek at this popular event. Get into some cool hands-on science: Survive the apocalypse, evolve or go extinct, meet scientists; enjoy live music and more!


Apr 19-22

Ottawa PoutineFest

More than 30 poutine vendors take over downtown Ottawa and offer up their take on Canada’s dish. Get your curd on!



Apr 21-22

Ottawa Parent and Child Expo

Join over 5,000 Ottawa parents and families to play, learn and explore! There will be 100 leading local parenting exhibitors, covering toddlers to the teenage years!



Apr 22

Doll Festival

Annual show and sale of dolls, toys, teddy bears and miniatures.



National Tartan Day

A celebration of heritage and tradition with highland bagpiping, drums, dance and song presented by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band at 12:00 noon.


 Apr 26-29

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

A family-friendly indoor celebration of folk music, dance and spoken word with a Kid Zone, evening performances and daily workshops, sing-alongs and folk dancing.


 Apr 27-29

Championnats québécois de gymnastique

C’est avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme que la Ville de Gatineau accueillera les 800 meilleurs gymnastes au Québec du 27 au 29 avril prochain à l’occasion des Championnats québécois de gymnastique artistique et sports de trampoline.



Apr 28

Ang Ating Sayaw, Traditional Filipino Performance & Party

Translated to “This Is Our Dance,” is a one night fundraiser and cultural performance of traditional Filipino song and dance, presented by youth in our community. Food, fun, and a live DJ for the dance party!



Apr 29

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise!

A big surprise is in store for Peppa Pig fans throughout the U.S. and Canada! The newest North American Peppa Pig Live tour, “Peppa Pig’s Surprise,” will visit an additional 33 cities in 2018.




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