What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: April 1-4
It's the Easter weekend, and there's lots of things to do with the family in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do across the region.
SUGAR BUSH SEASON
Maple syrup season continues and sugar shacks are open across the region. Please visit each locations website for more information.
- Cheslock Sugar Bush
- Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush
- Mapleside Sugar Bush
- Museo Parc Vanier
- Proulx Farm
- Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm
- Wheelers Pancake House
EASTER AT THE FARM
Celebrate Easter at the Farm at The Log Farm.
Easter activities will be held around the farm, including an Easter egg hunt. Also, visit the farm animals and bunnies.
The Log Farm is at 670 Cedarview Road.
For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/easter-at-the-farm-tickets-141733692289
EASTER AT THE BUNKER
The secret is out. The Easter Bunny will hide eggs at the Diefenbunker Museum over the Easter weekend.
The scavenger hunt is part of your general admission costs.
For more information, visit https://diefenbunker.ca/events/event/easter/
LACE UP THE SKATES
Ottawa's outdoor refrigerated rinks remain open this spring. The city says you must book a free 45-minute reservation for a skating time at www.ottawa.ca/skating.
Reservations will be required to skate at the following peak times:
- City Hall Rink of Dreams, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
- Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink of Dreams, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. weekends, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. weekdays
- Lansdowne Park Skating Court, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. weekends, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. weekdays
- Ben Franklin Place Skating Rink, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. weekends, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. weekdays
For information on spring skiing across the region, please visit each resorts website for details.
Go skiing at Calabogie Peaks all weekend. For more information, visit calabogie.com
Camp Fortune is now closed for the season.For more information, visit https://campfortune.com/en/
Mont Ste. Marie is onow closed for the season. For more information, visit www.montstemarie.com
Mount Pakenham is closed for the season.
Health officials in Ontario and Quebec ask residents to avoid non-essential travel out of the province during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Capital Commission is recommending hikers only use the recommended trails during the spring thaw period.
To find a hiking spot, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-park-trails-in-spring
Parc Omega in Montebello, Que. invites you to check out the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Discover Canada's wildlife along a 12 kilometre long safari, seeing elk, bison, wolves, bears and foxes. Parc Omega also has a wolf observatory.
For more information, visit parcomega.ca
OTTAWA FARMERS MARKET
The Ottawa Farmers Market is open on Sunday at Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.
The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ANNE FRANK – A HISTORY FOR TODAY
The Canadian War Museum invites you to see the new exhibit, "Anne Frank – A History for Today."
The panel exhibition juxtaposes personal photographs, stories and diary entries, as well as one original artifact and two reproductions.
The exhibit runs until April 25.
For more information, visit https://www.warmuseum.ca/annefrank/
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES
Ingenium offers online Spring Break Activities.
Museums in Ottawa must close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday as part of the province-wide shutdown.
- Canadian War Museum is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Visit https://www.warmuseum.ca/
- Canadian Museum of Nature is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Visit www.nature.ca
- Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday abd Frudat. Visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/agriculture
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum is open 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation
- Canada Science and Technology Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech
- The National Gallery of Canada is open Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit gallery.ca