Easter promises to be a cracking good time! Who doesn’t love a long weekend, chocolate eggs and bunny motifs? Easter comes early this year so who knows what the weather has in store but we've got you covered in creamy chocolate options. Here is a ‘basket’ load of events to have you gorging on treats & ‘hunting out’ springtime fun.
This is the time of year when barns come alive with brand new critters. The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa are hosting their annual festivities including an Easter egg hunt, chocolate decorating and visits to the newborns: lambs, chick, bunnies and more. Check back to their website for details still to come.
The Byward Market is open for business throughout the Easter weekend. Things are always popping up in the Market and the stalls should be busy with crafts and early flowers. Alongside the restaurants and shops the BIA will be hosting hay rides, tastings and other activities.
The Easter Bunny is back for another Easter egg hunt at the Diefenbunker. Now in its sixth year the event in the 100,000 square foot facility gets rave reviews from all. Interesting for the older kids and adults and huge chocolatey fun for the wee ones. This year’s hunt is April 15th from 11-4PM.
The Billings Bridge National Historic Estate is hosting their annual Easter event on April 15th with crafts, indoor and outdoor Easter egg hunts and more.
Easter at the Mall
Malls around Ottawa are rolling out the eggs and getting in to the spirit of fun with face painting, Easter bunnies, crafts and more. Those listing activities include the Billings Bridge, Hazeldean and Carlingwood malls.
http://billingsbridge.com (613) 733-2595
Easter at the Sugarbush
An early Easter means a visit to the sugarbush is on the cards and many are listing Easter events this year including Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar bush, Proulx Maple and Berry Farm who are hosting a pancake buffet. Keep an eye on the Vanier MuseoParc who haven’t listed yet but as Ottawa’s only urban sugar shack they usually have a lovely event with only a small commute needed!
http://www.museoparc.ca/en/ 613 842-9871
Finally, the Ottawa Info Guide (http://www.ottawa-information-guide.com/easter-in-ottawa/ ) has curated a great list as well so check their website regularly for any updates.
So get hopping and have a delicious Easter!