This weekend is the perfect time to get out to some Ottawa Farmers' Markets!

Farmers' Markets all over Ottawa have opened for the season. We're lucky to have two excellent markets right in the Ward in North Gower and Manotick. Here's a full list of all the markets across the city.

Main Farmers' Market - opened May 4

Kanata Farmers’ Market – opened May 4

Parkdale Market – opened May 4

Ottawa Farmers' Market (Brewer Park, Westboro, Orleans) - opened May 5

Carp Farmers' Market - opened May 11

Metcalfe Farmers' Market - opened May 11

North Gower Farmers' Market - opened May 25

Sparks Street Farmers’ Market - opened May 30

Manotick Farmers’ Market - opened June 1

Cumberland Farmers' Market - open June 15

ByWard Market - open year round

Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market – open year round

Savour Ottawa Parkdale Field House – open year round 

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 12, 13 and 14
Ernst & Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive

The Ottawa Valley Farm Show (OVFS) will be held from March 12 to 14 at the Ernst & Young Centre. Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association, The OVFS is the largest annual exhibition of its kind held in Ontario east of Toronto. Of particular interest to farm families and other rural residents, the show features 300+ commercial exhibitors offering everything from machinery and equipment, to computer and financial services. For more information please visit

Goulbourn Museum’s March Break camp will create kid curators

This March Break the Goulbourn Museum is offering a one-of-a-kind camp experience for children aged 7-11.  At Camp Curator kids will get their very own curator kits, don pint-sized lab coats and gloves and learn how to handle artefacts, create their own exhibits and even conduct an archeological dig.

This week long camp will include crafts, games, a behind-the-scenes tour of the artefact collection (did you know the Museum has over 8,000 artefacts?), and visits from special guests.

Camp Curator takes place March 11-15 from 1-4:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per child for the week. Snacks are included. For more information or to register, please call 613-831-2393 or email

The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit or call 613-831-2393 or visit the Museum on Facebook.

City of Ottawa March Break Activities

From crafts to sports, the City of Ottawa has lots of activities for your family during the week of March 11-15 in recreation and culture facilities, pools and arenas. Find active and interesting camps in your neighbourhood or a specialty camp for the athlete or artist. For more information visit