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The fall season is upon us in Ottawa, and we've compiled an exciting list of virtual events and sight-seeing opportunities that are fun and safe for the whole family! 


The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill – Northern Lights, takes you on an unforgettable audiovisual journey through Canada's history. The bilingual show highlights the country's important milestones presented in spectacular detail, with stirring narration and an original score, against the backdrop of the Centre Block and Peace Tower. Show start times vary by month due to sunset times. Weather dependent.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill – Northern Lights will be hosted virtually.


Almonte Fibrefest

Join us online on Fibrefest weekend, September 11th to September 13th to shop, browse, and support your favorite fibre artists all while supporting the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.



Asinabka Festival


The Asinabka Festival aims to highlight works that examine Indigenous issues and topics; to support media artists and filmmakers; to promote Indigenous cultures and languages; to educate people about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada, and about Indigenous issues internationally; to provide a space where Indigenous peoples can tell their own stories and see their own cultures reflected back at them; to entertain, to be innovative. and to present the best in Indigenous film.




Ottawa Artisans Virtual Craft Market


Ottawa Artisans is hosting a virtual craft market which will feature more than 100 handmade artisans from the region. From soaps, to clothing, to jewellery to kids' items and facemasks, discover what local makers can do! Shop online and receive your entire order for a flat-rate or pick it up for free in town. Support local and discover amazing locally produced goods!




 

Ottawa International Animation Festival


Note: Due to COVID-19, the Ottawa International Animation Festival will be hosted virtually.

In September, downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world. It's an annual five-day event that has been bringing the animation community together in a vibrant hub since 1976. With a total attendance of 28,000, it attracts artists, producers, students and animation fans from around the world. Check out the 80+ screenings, talks, and exhibits presented in venues across downtown Ottawa.



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