Where's the Wild This Weekend?? (Ottawa, Canada)

This page will be updated from time to time (when I can) to provide information about nature outings, unique fun outdoor events and nature art exhibits or talks in Ottawa.  I'll notify readers via social media when this list has been recently updated!  So subscribe at Twitter (@_WildHere) or Facebook (@WildHereOttawa) to be notified.

This is just a courtesy offering - please always check directly with the organizations to confirm date, time, location, cost and other details.


October 6 - November 5, 2017 - Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls (free)

October 20, 2017 - Public Stargazing Event, OPL - Carp Branch, Ottawa Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Free)

October 21, 2017 - Seed Collection for Meadow Restoration with Canadian Wildlife Federation (details on OFNC events webpage)

October 22, 2017 - Hampton Park Woods Tree Walk w Owen Clarkin and Andrea Prazmowski, organized by Big Trees of Kitchissippi, donations welcome

October 22, 2017 - Beechwood Cemetery Stroll, Guided Historical Tour in Beechwood Cemetery, Free of Charge - RSVP required

October 23, 2017 - CPAWS Soirée - An Evening with Robert Bateman and Ian Tamblyn, Moore Farm Estate, Gatineau ($60 tickets)

October 28, 2017 - Sidewalk Astronomy, Speaking of Space, Lansdowne Park


November 21, 2017 - "NatureTalks" Cross-Canada Speaker Series, ($10/ticket), Museum of Nature



October 15, 2017 Explore Geoheritage Day, Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project (Free)

October 15, 2017 - 
Champlain Park Heritage Tree Walk, organized by Big Trees of Kitchissippi

October 14, 2017 - Green's Creek Walk, Ottawa Field Naturalists Club, RSVP required

October 14, 2017 - Forest Therapy Walk, Rockcliffe Park ($15 - $25 suggested donation)

October 12, 2017 - Forest Therapy Walk, Stony Swamp ($20 cost)

October 1, 2017 - Collecting Seeds To Grow Wildflowers, Fletcher Wildlife Gardens (Free)

October 1, 2017 - Forest Therapy Walk, Just Food Farm/Green's Creek ($20 donation suggested)

September 27, 2017 - National Tree Day - Champlain Oak Heritage Trees Celebration, Champlain Park

September 26, 2017 - Wildlife Speaker Series, City of Ottawa, Ottawa City Hall (Free)

Until Sept 24, 2017 - "... hears the living sound of wood", Sarah Fuller, OAG Exhibit, City Hall

September 23-24, 2017 Fall Tree Festival, Brewar Park

August 21, 2017 - Various public events for Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing: Popscope (Carleton University), RASC (Aviation Museum), Cube Gallery, Speaking of Space (Tunney's Pasture)

July 28, 2017 - Sidewalk Astronomy, Speaking of Space, City Hall

July 15-16, 2017 - OutSideIn, Anne Troake, Canada Dance Festival

June 17 - August 31 - Populace (Ceramic Art Installation), Canadian Museum of Nature

June 3-4, 2017 Doors Open Ottawa (free)
  • Wild Bird Care Centre 
  • Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Purple Martin Colony at Nepean Sailing Club
  • Billings Estate National Historic Site
  • Central Experimental Farm, Various Sites 
May 28, 2017Beechwood Cemetery Stroll, Guided Historical Tour in Beechwood Cemetery, Free of Charge - RSVP required

May 28, 2017Tree Leaves of Canada walk, Dominion Arboretum, Offered by Friends of the Farm

May 13, 2017 - 5th Annual Bird Day, Brewar Park, Organized by Nature Canada

May 13, 2017Urban Nature Foraging event, Robinson Field, $5, Offered by CPAWS

April 22, 2017 - Walk in the Woods, Champlain Park Fieldhouse

April 16, 2017 - open house at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden celebrating CWF’s National Wildlife Week

March 2017 - Last Ottawa Popscope of the Winter at the National Gallery


June 2016 - Vernissage at Blink Gallery (Major's Hill Park)

June 2016 - World-wide Knit in Public Day (Ottawa events)

April 2016Love Thy Nature, MEC, Mayfair Theatre

* I'm also working on creating a page with a list of local organizations who offers nature walks and local nature events.  (Coming in 2018)