Easter weekend events & activities including Easter egg hunts, Easter markets and Easter brunch/dinner – April 2 to 4, 2021.
Update: Ontario government has announced a province-wide shutdown starting April 3, 2021 for 28 days. No in-person events are allowed starting April 3, 2021. All of the following in-person events will be cancelled starting April 3, 2021. Recreational Activities Allowed in Ontario During Shutdown Starting April 3, 2021.
Easter Dinner – Brunch in Ottawa
Easter is the perfect holiday for a delicious meal together with family and those you love! Ottawa’s delicious food scene has got you covered this year to ensure a special Easter! Whether you plan to dine out (reservations required) or dine-in, here are 20 places to get Easter brunch or dinner in Ottawa.
Easter at the Bunker
The secret is out… the Easter Bunny will be making a stop at the Diefenbunker Museum over Easter weekend! You’re invited to explore the Bunker with a unique twist on your typical Easter Egg Hunt. In preparation for Easter weekend at the Diefenbunker, the Easter Bunny (AKA Peter Cottontail) came for a visit underground. After taking a tour through 100,000 square foot Bunker turned museum, Mr. Cottontail decided to create a clever family-friendly scavenger hunt using camouflaged eggs. There will be three levels of difficultly to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities to guarantee that everyone in the family will have a blast! Details
Friday – Sunday, April 2 to 4, 2021
Diefenbunker, 3929 Carp Road, Carp
Olde Maple Lane Sugarbush
Come take a walk through over 2km worth of trails that will lead you through our beautiful property.
Don’t forget to swing by the Heritage Barn, built in 1867, to visit our animal friends. Equipped with hand-washing stations and newly laid out to allow for maximum physical distancing. You might even get a chance to say hi to everyone’s favourite, “Malcolm”! Details
Stanley’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Children and adults alike delight in meeting the Easter Bunny’s Helpers and helping them find their lost eggs! Pile aboard the wagon for a ride out to the Sugarbush. Hunt through the bush in search of the Easter bunny’s lost eggs, and add them to your basket. Details
through April 18, 2021
Egg Hunt: April 3 & 4, 2021
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
2452 Yorks Corners Rd
$10 to $65
Come for a fun day in the country… just minutes from the city!!
Go on guided tour on the collection and production of maple syrup, Enjoy Play parks, giant slide, double slide, and play structures, Petting farm, touch, feed, learn, Sugar bush, Maple production shack, Farm boutique (maple, honey, and homemade jams).
Weekends and Easter Monday, April 18th, 2021 | 9AM to 5PM
Proulx Maple Farm – 1865 O’Toole Rd, Ottawa
Fulton’s Winter Magic & Spring Harvest
Learn the art of maple syrup making with the owners and experienced staff. Take a “Walk Though Time” in this self guided historical area and learn how those who came before us began tapping and making maple syrup.
Through April 30, 2021
Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush
399 Sugar Bush Road, Pakenham
$10/vehicle per day
Easter at The Farm
Easter activities will take place around the farm. Activities include visiting all the farm animals (goats, sheep, cows, horses, alpacas, piglets, and of course bunnies ), kid’s play areas, a bonfire, and an Easter egg hunt in the forest. Details
April 2nd – 5th | 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
The Log Farm, 670 Cedarview Road, Ottawa
Easter Family Day
Take a pony ride, visit our baby goats and bunnies, join us for an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating, Mad Hatter tea party! You won’t want to miss this one. Details
April 2nd, 2021 | 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Ashfield Farm, 8594 Franktown Road, Ottawa
$10 per person.
Metcalfe Farmers Easter Market
Come shopping for local products, artisans, produce, crafts, baking, coffee, breads, jewelry, sauces and much much more! Details
Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 9 AM – 2 PM
Greely Community Center
8th Line Rd Ottawa
Ottawa Farmers’ Market Winter Markets
Get your Easter treats and gifts from the weekly market at Lansdowne Park and discover local artisans and producers from the Ottawa area!! Details
Sundays, April 4 to 25, 2021 | 10 AM – 3 PM
1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa
Play Easter Games
From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.
Visit the Sistine Chapel, Virtually
Before the times of Covid-19, Easter was a time when many visited the famed Vatican Museum. The Vatican Museums has a very extensive collection of art and sculptures gathered by successive Popes over the centuries, as well as some of Apostolic Palace’s most artistic rooms. When Covid-19 forced the museum to shut its physical doors, the Museum opened virtually with virtual tours of the grounds and treasured exhibits. You can also do a 360° virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, where one can see the painting of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment behind the altar wall as well as the Stories of Genesis on the ceiling.
Explore Ottawa’s nature area’s this Easter weekend. Ottawa and area feature a range of natural attractions, from quaint city parks, conservation areas, wild forests, waterfalls, lookouts, and provincial parks. Whether you want to go bird watching, enjoy the lakes and beaches, take a stroll under shady canopies, or find a new adventure, these lists will direct you to many destinations to do so.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most churches have implemented tickets. Please contact the church if you plan to attend the Easter service.
Here is a list of 8 historic churches:
- Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Saint Patrick’s Basilica
- First Baptist Church
- St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
- St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church
- Ste-Anne Catholic Church
- Saint Joseph Parish
Dishes For Wishes
Dishes for Wishes includes a fabulous 3-course dinner for two from MY Catering Group, a bottle of wine from Inniskillin, some great dinner music by local R&B/Soul artist Jeff Rogers, a surprise gift and more. Join us for Dishes for Wishes 2021 in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, where over 350 children with critical illnesses are waiting for their life-changing wish. Details
The event takes place on April 15th, Deadline to order is April 7th.
Pickup/Delivery in Ottawa
$235 for 2