What’s On in the Outaouais from September 25 to October 1

Published on September 23 2020

Autumn is here, and that means fall colours, harvest time, and pick-your-own produce! We mentally prepare for winter thanks to an icy exhibition, and we take a peek into the world of short films.

FALL COLOURS AT RIPON’S BLACK MOUNTAINS PARK

The landscape is slowly changing hue, a sure sign that the fall colours will soon be at their peak! To take full advantage of this magnificent natural spectacle, go to Black Mountains Park in Ripon. There are lots of hiking trails to explore, but the star of the show is the 12-metre observation tower at the lookout on Mount Grand-Pic.

Where

39 De la Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon

When

Open year round, Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Adult: $6.00–$8.00 | Child: $3.00–$4.00

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PICK YOUR OWN APPLES AT THE VERGER MERLEAU

When fall comes, it’s time to plan a pick-your-own expedition to a local orchard! So grab a reusable bag (or a few) and go to the Verger Merleau. In addition to the different varieties of apples you can pick, they sell a range of apple products, including cider, apple butter and apple jelly.

Where

72 Paul Road, Bouchette

When

Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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FALL STROLLS IN THE OUTAOUAIS

Over the next few weekends, enjoy the fall colours in a delicious way! Along various tour routes offered over three weekends, you can meet local agri-food producers while admiring the thousand and one shades of fall.

Where

In the region’s RCMs.

When

Sept. 26 & 27: Gatineau and Petite Nation | Oct. 3 & 4: Collines-de-l’Outaouais and Vallée-de-la-Gatineau | Oct. 10 & 11: Pontiac

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THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE HAS REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC

At last, the news we’ve all been waiting for: the Canadian Museum of Nature has reopened to the public! In addition to the permanent exhibits, you can visit Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages, a special exhibition (October 2 until January 3, 2021) that shows how the forces of ice and cold have shaped the world we know today.

Where

240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

When

Open Wednesday to Sunday.

Good to know

Sanitary measures have been put in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

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REGARD FESTIVAL

The 2020 edition of the renowned REGARD short film festival is coming to Gatineau. In addition to the films entered in the international competition, you’ll be able to see short films by emerging filmmakers as well as this year’s thematic selection.

Where

Behind La Filature, 82 Hanson Street, Gatineau

When

September 24 & 25.

Cost

Free.

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