What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Carved pumpkins line the driveway to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

It's Halloween and we gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do with the family in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Don't forget, daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Turn the clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Ghost Tours in Ottawa and Kingston

Celebrate Halloween with a ghost tour in Ottawa and Kingston.

The Haunted Walk's Bubble Tours are billed as a safe and fun way to enjoy some fresh air and hear great ghost stories.

In Ottawa, the tours are a socially-distanced version of the Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa and Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour. For tickets, visit hauntedwalk.com

In Kingston, enjoy a socially-distanced version of the Original Haunted Walk of Kingston and Ghosts of Fort Henry. For tickets, visit hauntedwalk.com

The Haunted Walk is also hosting virutal Haunted Campfires. Attendance is $10 per family. 

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Stay up late on Halloween night and join us around our VIRTUAL HAUNTED CAMPFIRE for ghost stories that can only be told at midnight! For info & tickets following the link in bio (@@hauntedwalk_ #hauntedwalk #virtualhauntedcampfires #campfire #campfirestories #ghosts #ghoststories #storytelling #storytelling #paranormal #ghostwalk #ghostour #halloween #halloween2020 #spookyseason #spookyszn #halloweennight #virtualhalloween #latenight #scarystories #scarystories #spooky #scary

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FrightFest and Pumpkin Season at Saunders Farm

The Haunting Season is underway at Saunders Farm.

During the day, enjoy the mazes, jumbo jumpers, a hayride and pumpkins.

At night, hop in your vehicle for the FrightFest COVID-19 edition drive-thru experience between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Saunders Farm is also hosting campfire nights.

For more information on the Haunting Season and FrightFest, visit saundersfarm.com

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DAYTIME TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1! �� . Last chance for aMAZEing fall family fun at our Pumpkin Season. �� . Online reservations only - BOO-k NOW!

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Haunted Drive at Wesley Clover Parks

It's the final weekend for a haunted drive through "Deadwood" at Wesley Clover Parks.

Deadwood continues nightly at the Wesley Clover Parks campgrounds until Oct. 31.

Attendance is limited to those over the age of 13

For more information, visit deadwoodottawa.ca

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CONTEST BELOW! @thedriveinottawa presents DEADWOOD, Ottawa's ONLY Haunted Drive!  October 15-31 Wesley Clover Parks Campground 13+ Mature Audiences Only  Attendees will experience 6 spine-chilling, hair-rising horror sets telling the blood-curling story of the Deadwood Massacre. With live actors, dazzling special effects, coordinated lighting, sound, and unforgettable scares all from the comfort…or discomfort of your vehicle... will you survive Deadwood??  Only 100 cars per night Timed Entries  Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct 5 at 10AM! RSVP on our website to get early access to tickets as dates will sell out quick!  deadwoodottawa.ca  CONTEST  Chance to win 1 of 5 vehicle tickets for a night of your choice!  How to enter:  1. Follow @deadwoodottawa  2. Comment who you want to get scared with  3. Share the post to your story  Extra chances on Facebook @deadwoodottawa

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The Drive In

The Drive In at Wesley Clover Parks is showing two movies this weekend.

Friday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Saturday: Halloween (1978)

For more information, visit www.thedriveinottawa.ca

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FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SEASON!  As sad as it is to say that we have reached the final weekend of movies of this 2020 season, we have made sure to go out with a bang!  Friday, Oct 30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  Saturday, Oct 31 Halloween (1978)  Tickets on sale NOW  thedriveinottawa.ca/movies  A big thank you to everyone who made this summer / fall a huge success during these difficult times!  @videotron @thewcparks @enttx_productions @dnapresents @livenationon and many more!

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Pumpkinferno is now sold out for the year.

More than 7,000 handcrafted glowing pumpkins are on display at the Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg until Oct. 31.

For more information, visit www.pumpkinferno.com

Fort Fright Terror

Fort Fright is sold out for the season at Fort Henry in Kingston.

For more information, visit fortfright.com

The Festival of Small Halls

It's the final weekend of the Festival of Small Halls in eastern Ontario.

This weekend, the Festival of Small Halls is at St. John's United Church in Brockville, featuring:

Oct. 30: Hannah Georgas with opener Theo Tams

Oct. 31 – Wild Rivers

For more information, visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com

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We're excited for this weekend's reimagined Small Halls shows at the beautiful St. John's United Church in Brockville! �� Did you know that St. John's has been serving the community for almost two centuries? The current church, with its gorgeous pipe organ and stained glass windows, was built in the early 1900s replacing the original church which was lost to fire! Read more about our halls, health protocols, and the incredible lineup for this weekend at the link in the bio. #ontariosmallhalls

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This year's Marvest concert series brings CityFolk musicians into the comfort of your own home.

Marvest represents the diverse and vibrant community of local musicians in Ottawa.

For information on the Marvest line-up, visit https://cityfolkfestival.com/marvest

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#ICYMI - Watch the full performance at cityfolkfestival.com/marvest. #marvestatcityfolk is bringing you free performances by Ottawa-area artists every Weds & Fri. until Nov.27th! #supportlocalmusicians

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Historic cemetery tours at Billings Estate National Historic Site

The Billings Estate National Historic Site invites you to experience a unique historical tour of the Settler's Cemetery and the Billings Estate grounds at dusk.

The one-hour guided tour will take you beyond the walls of a typical visit to the museum and offer a glimpse of life and loss in 19th century Ottawa.

The cost is $15.25 per person.

For more information, call 613-580-2088.

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This spooky sight in the attic window has caused more than a few double takes... // Ce signe effrayant à la fenêtre du grenier a suscité plus d’une seconde observation. . . . #BillingsEstate #DomaineBillings #Ottawa #MyOttawa #Museum #613 #YOW #OttCity #Halloween #OttawaEvents

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The Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum

Have a hauntingly good time with a ghost walk at the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum.

Tour guides share local mysterious tales, legends and ghostly sightings at the museum.

For tickets, visit https://ghostwalkssf.eventbrite.ca

Pumpkin season in Ottawa and eastern Ontario

Abby Hill Farms -  www.abbyhillfarms.com

Avonmore Berry Farm – www.avonmoreberryfarm.wordpress.com

Cannamore Orchard – www.cannamoreorchard.com

Fallowfield Tree Farm - www.ottawatreefarm.com

Ferne l'Artisan (Pick-your-own pumpkins, pre-picked apples and mini-donuts available) – www.fermelartisan.ca

Millers' Farm, Market & Garden Centre– https://www.millersfarmandmarket.ca/

Ouimet Farms - ouimetfarms.com

Proulx Farm - proulxfarm.com

Saunders Farm - saundersfarm.com

The Log Farm

The Log Farm on Cedarview Road has fabulous fun for the whole family.

Visit www.thelogfarm.com for details.

Acres of Terror

Cannamore Orchard in Chrysler presents "Acres of Terror."

Checkout activities for all ages, including a Spooky Wagon Ride, House of Terror, Spooky Village and a Maze.

For more information, visit www.cannamoreorchard.com

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Our Halloween season is approaching the end! We have less then 10 tickets remaining for Acres of Terror this year. �� We are running tonight, Friday and Saturday! �� Get Tickets ➡️ www.cannamoreorchard.com ��: @jessidevelopments

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Pumpkin Festival at Proulx Farm

Proulx Farm in Cumberland presents Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy wagon rides, petting zoo, corn maze, play structures and more.

Visit proulxfarm.com for details

Ouimet Farms Adventure

Ouimet Farms Adventure in Vankleek Hill is open Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, visit ouimetfarms.com

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Vous cherchez quelques choses à faire pour Halloween ce week-end? Visitez Ouimet Farms Adventure pour notre dernier week-end. Portez votre plus beau costume mais laissez les masques effrayants à la maison.�������� Vous trouverez une chasse au trésor dans un Labyrinthe de maïs géant �������� un coussin gonflable, kart à pédales, un champ de citrouilles ������������des jeux, et plus. Ouvert Samedi 10hr-16hr .& Dimanche 10h-15hr, Aucune réservation requise. AIMEZ NOUS sur Facebook pour avoir les mises-à-jour. Visitez https://ouimetfarms.com/admission2.html pour plus de détails Looking for something to do for Halloween this weekend? Visit Ouimet Farms Adventure for our last weekend. Come dressed in your best costume but leave the scary masks at home�������� You will find a treasure hunt in a giant Corn Maze�� ������Jumping pillow, pedal karts, a pumpkin patch����������, games and more. Open Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 10am-3pm. No reservations required. LIKE US on Facebook for updates. Go to https://ouimetfarms.com/admission2.html for more details #daytrip #country #greatoutdoors #grainfarmers #escaperoom #challenge #trivia #fieldofdreams #maïs #cornmaze #labyrinthe #familyfun #vkh #adventure #ouimetfarms #popsilos #pumpkinpatch #champdecitrouilles #thankyoufarmers #halloween #boo

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Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre presents "Strange Snippets of Halloween."

Don't miss the virtual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ragandbone.ca

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Rag & Bone: Strange Snippets—special guest and extra show! ��

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Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope

The Canada Science and Technology Museum presents Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope (Halloween edition)

Show times on Saturday are 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit: https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech/events/hidden-worlds-under-the-microscope-halloween-edition

A Virtual Halloween

Celebrate a virtual Halloween this year with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

The museum has fun and spooky recipes and family activities available on its website.

Visit https://ingeniumcanada.org/agriculture/events/virtual-halloween

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

The Canadian Museum of Nature invites you to take part in the Spooky Museum Scavenger Hunt.

Use the scavenger hunt game sheet to discover some of the creatures hiding in the museum galleries.

For more information, visit www.nature.ca

Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

The Canadian Museum of Nature's new exhibit, "Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages" continues until Jan. 3.

Explore the power of ice and cold in sharing the world we live in today.

This world premiere exhibition features more than 120 real specimens, amazing models and artifacts. Journey across more than 80,000 years of Earth's history.

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Ready to immerse yourself in a world of ice and cold? Discover Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages, the world premiere of an exhibition designed by our team of experts! ��️ Tickets available ONLINE ONLY! Check out the #LinkInBio ��️

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Museums in Ottawa and Gatineau

  • The Canadian Museum of Nature will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The Canada Aviation and Spaced Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The Canada Science and Technology Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The National Gallery of Canada is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The Canadian Museum of History is closed this weekend due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in the Outaouais.
  • The Canadian War Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Diefenbunker is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Ottawa Art Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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☢️ Our blast doors are open to visitors again! ☢️ Pre-booked tickets, new and improved audioguides and social distancing are just some of the new measures we’ve taken to help you safely explore the bunker. When you’re ready, ready we’re ready for you!

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Ottawa Farmers Markets

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Hi #Ottawa! Our Lansdowne Farmers' Market will still be open this weekend! Please follow our social channels for updates. #MyOttawa

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