Things to Do this Easter in Ottawa

 

Easter Weekend Events & Activities including Easter Egg Hunts, Live Music, Easter Markets and Easter Brunch – April 19 to 22, 2019

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I. Family & Kids Activities

Kanata Central Bunny Hop

FREE scavenger Easter egg hunt with lots of treats, activities and prizes for the whole family!

Over 80 stores in the Kanata Central area will be participating in the event and scavenger hunt contest.

Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Landmark Cinema, Kanata Ave., Kanata

Food bank donation

Easter at the Farm

Spring has sprung at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! After a long cold winter, the barns and farm have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Welcome the soft, little lambs and kid goats, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur, and observe the fluffy, newly-hatched chicks, ducklings and turkey poults. Hop on a tractor ride (weather permitting) and look for signs of spring! Children can participate in an egg roll race in the meadow — sure to bring laughter for the whole family. Bring a picnic blanket and rubber boots and enjoy what the Canada Agriculture and Food museum has to offer while Eccentric Adam entertains the crowds. Details

April 19 to 22, 2019 | 9:30 AM. – 4:00 PM

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Family: $38 | Adult: $14 | Student / Senior: $12 | Children 3 to 12: $12

Valley View Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Our Farm Easter Bunny has lost 100’s of coloured eggs, he needs your help to find them. The Egg Hunt runs daily throughout the Easter Week-end. Details

April 19 to 22, 2019 | 9:30 AM. – 4:00 PM

Valley View Farm, 4750 Fallowfield Road, Nepean

$10.00 (tax included)
for everyone age 2 and older.

Hop into Spring

Explore vintage Easter traditions from the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy family-friendly fun with the Easter Bunny Challenge, add a colourful touch to the day with traditional egg dyeing, put your green thumb to the test planting carrot seeds, and more. The Heritage Livestock Club of Eastern Ontario will be bringing some furry, and feathery, visitors along to Hop into Spring. And, you might even catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny himself! Details

Saturday, April 20 | 10 AM to 4 PM

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland

$7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.

Easter Egg-stravganza Hunt

Visit us on Easter Sunday from 11am to 4pm to participate in an egg-hunt throughout the museum. Where have we hidden the colourful Easter eggs among our three floors of exhibitions? Details

April 20 to 22, 2019 | 11 AM to 4 PM

Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa

Regular Admission

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

Saturday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Diefenbunker, 3929 Carp Road, Carp

$12/person (infants under 2 are free)

Sparkling Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has hidden 10 sparkling eggs throughout the Children’s Museum. Find them all, and claim your chocolate egg. To take part in this fun family activity, pick up your official Sparkling Egg Hunt ballot at the Travel Bureau in the Children’s Museum. Then use your sleuthing skills to track down the hidden eggs, and hop on back for a sweet reward. Details

April 12 to 20, 2019

Canadian Children’s Museum, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

Regular Admission

Easter at the Estate

Enjoy family-friendly fun inspired by the spring season on the Billings farm. Explore Easter traditions as well as life on the farm as you complete activities and collect tokens to redeem for a delicious treat. Visit the Big Sky Ranch petting zoo and say hello to our special animal guests. Animal feed is available for $1 per handful (Animal feed proceeds support Big Sky Ranch animal rescue programs). Details

Saturday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa

$17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person

Bell’s Bunny Hop

Ever wondered what bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter? Collect all the pieces to your Fairfields puzzle as you complete family-friendly activities inspired by spring on the Bell family farm and the history behind some of the symbols connected to the season. Finish the puzzle for a delicious chocolate treat! Don’t forget to get into character by decorating your very own bunny mask. Details

Saturday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fairfields Heritage Property
3080 Richmond Road, Ottawa

$17.50 per family (2 adults + children) or $6.75 per person

Olde Maple Lane Sugarbush

Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House or join us for our Easter Egg Hunt.

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

February 23 through April 21, 2019

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
2452 Yorks Corners Rd

FREE

Maple Fest

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).

Details

Sunday, February 24th to Easter Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – 1865 O’Toole Rd, Ottawa

$5.53+HST/person

Fulton’s Winter Magic & Spring Harvest

We invite you to bring your family to spend a memorable day together with us! Enjoy a hot pancake meal in our old fashioned Pancake House Restaurant. 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.

Details

Saturday, February 16 – Monday, April 22, 2019

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush
399 Sugar Bush Road, Pakenham

Free Admission

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II. Live Music

EDM/ Concert Tours/Week day Concerts this Week

Seven Last Words

Concert by 13 Strings. The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Opus 51, with reading of poems in English and French.

Details

April 19 | 7:30 PM

Dominion-Chalmers United Church, Ottawa

$10.00–$45.00

FAURÉ’S REQUIEM

Featuring Carmen Harris Soprano, Ryan Hofman Baritone
Jason Biel Organ, With Chamber Orchestra, Directed by Roland Graham

With Works for Holy Week by Brahms, Fauré, Gardiner, Gjeilo,graham, Mendelssohn, Palestrina and Stainer, Sung by the Southminster Church Choir

Details

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue , Ottawa

$12 – $35

III. Live Theatre & Related Events

Dief The Chief

October 1962. Soviet ships are charging the American blockade around Cuba. The world is on the brink of thermonuclear war. Meanwhile, in Canada, Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, is enjoying a majority government, popularity and a lovely fall day picking flowers with his wife. All that changes with the arrival of a personal letter from J.F. Kennedy.

Details

April 16 – 20, 2019

The Gladstone Theatre – 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

$23 to $39

Toronto Comedy All Stars

The Toronto Comedy All Stars return to Ottawa with a brand new lineup featuring some of the best comedians working today! That may sound like hyperbole but trust us, we checked with our moms and they said we’re really really good!

Details

Saturday, April 20, 2019| 8:30 PM

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

$20

IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

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Ottawa Humane Society’s Hoppy Easter Open House

The OHS Auxiliary will be selling home made treats and crafts at the Ottawa Humane Society’s Hoppy Easter Open House. Details

Saturday April 20th | 11 AM – 1:00 PM

Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa

FREE

Way of the Cross

Led by Most. Rev. Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa. Details

April 19 | 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Departure from St Patrick’s Basilica, corner Nepean and Kent at 9:30 am and arrival at Notre Dame Cathedral around 12 Noon.

Free

Easter Markets

The Metcalfe Farmers’ Market: Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Greely Community Center, 1448 meadow drive, Greely – Ottawa

North Gower Easter Market: Saturday, April 20 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM @ Alfred Taylor Community Centre2300 Community Way, Ottawa

Carp Farmers’ Easter Market: Saturday, April 20 | 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM@ 3790 Carp Road, Carp

Ottawa Farmers’ Market – Winter Market – Sunday | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM @ Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park

Murder Mystery Ottawa

Join the Delivista “Family” as they mourn the passing of Eddy “The Shark” Delivista, in “The CodFather”, a gut-bustingly funny tribute to disorganized crime. Eddy’s right-hand man, Sammy “The Squid” Bonetti will be happy to see you at the Don’s memorial, as will Eddy’s son Angel and renowned artist Patricia DuPoisson. Don’t forget to meet The Family’s private physician Dr. Sands and Father Vigoda. Keeping the peace will be Special Officer Peter Pants.

Details

Saturday | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Prescott, 379 Preston Street , Ottawa

$24.50 – $99

Ukrainian Easter Egg – Wax Batik

A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write” or “to in scribe”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. The Batik technique uses hot wax and batik paint.

Details

Saturday, April 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Flapjack’s Canadian Diner, 354a Preston Street, Ottawa

$25 – $35

Hummingbird Chocolate Factory Tour

Learn how chocolate is made from the cacao bean to the bar! Visit our factory and we’ll walk you through the process of craft chocolate making – sorting, roasting, cracking, winnowing, grinding, conching, aging, tempering and wrapping. And most importantly, TASTING! Note: we make single origin craft chocolate, almost all dark.

Details

Saturdays | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Hummingbird Chocolate, 9 Houston Drive, Mississippi Mills

$5

Murder Mystery Ottawa

Join the Delivista “Family” as they mourn the passing of Eddy “The Shark” Delivista, in “The CodFather”, a gut-bustingly funny tribute to disorganized crime. Eddy’s right-hand man, Sammy “The Squid” Bonetti will be happy to see you at the Don’s memorial, as will Eddy’s son Angel and renowned artist Patricia DuPoisson. Don’t forget to meet The Family’s private physician Dr. Sands and Father Vigoda. Keeping the peace will be Special Officer Peter Pants.

Details

Saturday, April 20 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Prescott, 379 Preston Street , Ottawa

$24.50 – $99

Easter Service

If you are visiting Ottawa and want to attend Easter Service, here is a list of 8 historic churches:

Easter Brunch in Ottawa

A list of few places to enjoy Easter Brunch in Ottawa.

Easter Specials

  1. Easter Brunch @ NAC on Sunday,April 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – $48 / person
  2. Wilfrid’s Easter Brunch @ Chateau Laurier on Sunday, April 21 | 11:30 AM. – 2:30 PM. $88 adult, $44 children, not including tax and gratuities
  3. Easter Brunch @ Muse at Wakefield Mill on Sunday, April 21, 2019 | $50 adult, $25 children
  4. Easter WEEKEND Brunch Table d’hote menu @ Social, 537 Sussex Drive Ottawa, on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 3:00 PM
  5. Annual Mini Egg Pancake Breakfast @ Feast + Revel, 325 Dalhousie St Ottawa on Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.
  6. Easter Brunch @ NeXt, 6400 Hazeldean Rd Stittsville on Easter Sunday | 10:30 to 1:30 pm
  7. Easter Brunch @ Restaurant e18hteen on April 21 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  8. Easter Sunday Brunch @ Courtyard, 21 George St, Ottawa on Sunday, April 21 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – $33 adults/$16 child
  9. Easter Brunch @ Perspectives – Brookfield on Sunday, April 21 | | 10:00 AM to 2.30 PM for Adults: $43.95 Children aged 5 & up: $24.95; Children aged 4 & under: Complimentary
  10. Brunch @ Arôme – Casino du Lac-Leamy | $34.00 – Kids 6 to 12 years old $17.00
  11. Easter Brunch @ IRONSTONE GRILL – The Marshes Golf Club – Sunday, April 21 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM ; Adults: $39.95; Children aged 6-12: $19.95; Children aged 5 & under: Free!
  12. Easter Brunch @ Canadian Museum of Nature | Adult: $34.00; Senior (65+): $27.50, Student (13+): $27.50, Child (3–12): $15.00 Child (0–2): $5
  13. Easter Brunch @ Rideau Carleton Casino on | on Sunday, April 21 | 9AM – 4PM | 24.99

Sugar Shack Buffet/Brunch

  1. Brunch @ The Sugar Bush at Proulx Farm, Cumberland – Brunch 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, last seating 2:00 PM.
  2. Maple Farm Buffet @ Sand Road, Moose Creek | 10:00 AM. to 2:00 PM — Adults: $18.95 | 6-12 yrs: $11.95 | Children under 5 yrs: $7.95

The Latin American Film Festival

The Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) returns in 2019 for its 23nd edition, showcasing features, documentaries, and short films from south of the Rio Grande. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), the event features only contemporary Ottawa premieres, gleaned from the screens of such festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Chicago to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America.

Details

April 12 to May 1, 2019

Ottawa Art Gallery 50 Mackenzie King Bridge , Ottawa

$10 to $14

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A Noteworthy Woman

This exhibition exploring the theme and imagery on Canada’s new $10 bank note highlights the life and work of Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman on a regular bank note. Details

November 30 to May 12, 2019

Bank of Canada Museum, 30 Bank Street, Ottawa

Free

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