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Long Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

By Hannah Manning on October 5, 2017


Fall is in the air and with it, plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy this long weekend!

All Weekend

Ottawa Welcomes the World is set to welcome China with Beijing Week, with activities planned from Thursday through to Sunday. Get all the details online.

Miwate: Illumination of Chaudiere Falls opens on October 6. The latest from Ottawa 2017, this light show will welcome visitors to Chaudière Falls as well as the Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion located on Victoria Island.


Tonight is the last chance to catch Tero Saarinen Company’s Morphed at the National Arts Centre as part of the Ideas of the North Festival.


Carleton’s annual butterfly show is on again this weekend. Admission is free and you can marvel over 1,300 exotic butterflies, representing 41 different species worldwide. The show is open from 9am-4pm but be warned that the line closes at 3pm on weekends due to volume. Sunday is your last chance to visit.

She Wants an Output is a punk show at Oliver’s Pub at Carleton University. Part of an exhibition at MacOdrum Library, She Wants an Output looks back at the history of the 1980s punk music scene in Ottawa. The show is free but is 19+.


Take a ride on the National Capital Commission’s free shuttle bus to Gatineau Park to enjoy the fall colours in the park. The shuttle runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend. Trips departs every 20 minutes from the corner of York and Sussex in the ByWard Market.


Outtake Improv, Ottawa’s genre based improv group, is getting started on Halloween spookiness with a Stranger Things themed show called Funnier Things. Tickets for the show at LIVE! On Elgin are available online.

You have two chances to enjoy the NAC English Theatre’s presentation of Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion today. There is a 2pm matinee as well as an 8pm show. Tickets are available online and at the NAC box office.

Ottawa Fury FC take on FC Cincinnati at TD Place Sunday at 2pm. This is your last chance to take in a game this season so if you haven’t experienced a Fury game yet, now is your chance.


Why not take today to visit MosaïCanada? The horticultural celebration is only open until October 15 so if you haven’t been yet, get going!

Have you seen the giant pumpkins in the ByWard Market? Not only is the market open today, but the 2nd annual Sausage Fest is well under way.

Of course, that’s not all that’s going on in Ottawa this weekend. Check out our event calendar for more. And don’t forget to tag your photos with our #apt613wknd hashtag for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed!