What's on in the Outaouais 18-24 October
Autumn is harvest time! Take advantage of the season’s bounty, including pumpkins, apples and squash. And there are new attractions at local museums!
Events and activities
AT FAIRBAIRN HOUSE
The Fairbairn House Heritage Centre celebrates fall with a Heritage Harvest! Visit this charming ancestral home in Wakefield to sample local products, watch demonstrations and live entertainment, and enjoy family fun.
45 Wakefield Heights Road, La Pêche
October 19 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Parking at Fairbairn House is very limited. You’re encouraged to park at the Wakefield Community Centre and take the free municipal shuttle service.
FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Experience this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Research and Collections Facility. At the annual open house, discover the impressive national collections of plants, animals, fossils and minerals, housed in an area equivalent to five hockey rinks!
1740 Pink Road, Gatineau
October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest is in full swing at Potager Eardley family farm, and you’re invited to come and pick (out) your very own prize Halloween pumpkin! There’s a pumpkin painting workshop on Sunday, and Monday will be a great day for pumpkin picking. Reservations not required.
398 Eardley Road, Gatineau
Workshop: Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick your own pumpkin: Monday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Workshop (includes wagon ride, pumpkin picking and painting, and a small gelato): Small pumpkin: $15 + tax. Large pumpkin: $18 + tax.
I don’t know about you, but fall makes me want to stay home, redecorate, and do some serious cocooning. Find unique and unusual treasures at the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market, with 40,000 square feet of one-of-a-kind discoveries!
Carleton University Fieldhouse, corner of Bronson Ave. and Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa
October 19 & 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$12 (cash only)
NEW EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Visit the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography. Through the lenses of 28 photographers, witness 60 years of social and political evolution in Japan.
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Until March 22, 2020
Adults $16, seniors (65+) $14, age 24 & under $8, children under 11 free
Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!