As the crisp autumn breeze weaves its way through the leaves and the vibrant colours of fall paint our communities, it's that time of the year again when cities come alive with exciting seasonal events and activities. We believe in celebrating the unique charm of the neighbourhoods we call home, which is why we’ve curated a selection of local fall events near your Osgoode Properties community. Take a peek!
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Pumpkins After Dark in Ottawa
“A wonderful fright, we’re happy tonight, walking in a pumpkin wonderland.” Pumpkins After Dark is a one-of-a-kind autumn event featuring more than 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins! Stroll along the pathways at Wesley Clover Parks and set your sights on brand new spooky jack-o-lantern and pumpkin displays set to music and special effects. Take a tour, grab some sweet treats, and watch some live pumpkin carving demonstrations with the whole family. This spooktacular event is on now until October 31, 2023. Grab your tickets here.
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Open Farms Harvest in Kingston
Calling all foodies! What's more “autumn” than a fall harvest? On Saturday, October 14 from 1-4:30 p.m., the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac are hosting the second annual Open Farms Harvest at Kingston City Hall. Indulge in food tastings prepared by eight local chefs, learn interesting facts about who grows our food and where, taste test beverages from eight regional suppliers, and so much more! Guests receive a handmade charcuterie board with the purchase of their ticket – perfect for your own fall gatherings. Learn more and reserve a spot here.
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Montebello Mountain Bike Near Gatineau
Featuring 20 beautiful kilometers of mountain bike trails adorned with red, orange, and yellow-leaved trees, Montebello Mountain Bike is the perfect fall activity for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid mountain biker, you will find a trail set for your speed on the historical Louis-Joseph Papineau site, just 45 minutes from Gatineau. Bring your own bike or rent one from the visitor centre. Book your tickets now!
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Golfing in Edmonton
Soak up the last few rounds of golf at any one of Edmonton’s 80 gorgeous golf courses. There’s nothing better than the crisp, cool air and burst of fall colour to set the stage for a great round on the green. Swing down the fairways and mind the sandtraps at public, semi-private, or private courses while spending some quality time outdoors with your best buds. The City of Edmonton offers a great list of some of the area’s best golf courses. Take a look, book a time, and hit the green before winter sets in!
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Ghouls Night Out in Calgary
Grab your favourite costume, call your friends and family, and get out to Heritage Park Historical Village for Ghouls Night Out! On October 27, 28, and 29, guests can join the Sanderson Sisters’ Flying Academy, have tea in the Rabbit Hole, lend an ear to some spooky stories, pick pumpkins…the activities continue! This is an event you won’t want to miss, regardless of your age. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
From pumpkin festivals to harvest markets and everything in between, fall is a beautiful time of year to explore the communities in which we live, work, and play. You never know what hidden gems you’ll find in your own backyard!
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