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Things to Do in Ottawa This Fall

By Viator, January 2018

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In Ottawa, the arrival of fall brings with it a picturesque palette of autumnal foliage and cool, crisp conditions that make being outdoors a delight. Here are just a few ways to make the most out a fall trip to Canada’s capital.

  • Sail down the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO-listed waterway that flows from Dow’s Lake to the Ottawa River, passing landmarks such as Chateau Laurier and TD Place Stadium along the way.
  • Pedal past Parliament Hill, the Canadian War Museum, Byward Market, and Rideau Falls during a bike tour. Most tours follow dedicated cycle paths, such as the Rideau Canal Pathway or the Ottawa River Pathway.
  • Go leaf-peeping by horseback in the scenic Ottawa Valley.
  • Head to Gatineau Park to experience the annual Fall Rhapsody festival, whose program includes family-friendly workshops, nature walks, community events, and performances.
  • Take a guided walking tour around Downtown Ottawa, where statues, monuments, and murals abound. Find out about the fascinating history behind sights such as the Famous Five and the Victoria Tower Bell.
  • Get in the Halloween spirit on a visit to Saunders Farm. During the annual Haunting Season event, the farm offers haunted walks, spooky attractions, and farm-fresh fall foods. 

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Rideau Canal Cruise, Ottawa, null
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Rideau Canal Cruise

The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.20
2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour, Ottawa, Day Cruises
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

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Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour bike tour of Ottawa that shows you many of downtown Ottawa's major attractions on its beautiful and safe bicycle paths (95% of tour is ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.59
Ottawa Highlights 3 Hour Bike Tour, Ottawa, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Ottawa Highlights 3 Hour Bike Tour

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Discover Ottawa's major attractions, must-see spots and hidden gems on this guided, 3-3.5 hour bike tour which is about 20-24 kilometers (13-15 miles) on 95% ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.19
Horseback Trail Ride and Lesson, Ottawa, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Horseback Trail Ride and Lesson

This “Learn to Horseback Ride” experience is ideal for beginners, novice riders and adventure seekers looking to create a special vacation memory while ...  Read more

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.99

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