No one particularly enjoys being outside when it’s -28 degrees Celsius. We’re pretty used to the brutal winters; after all, Bradley’s Insurance has laid roots in Stittsville since 1956. In fact, we’re willing to wager that all seasoned Canadians are pretty used to the bitter temperatures that result in frozen cheeks and the intense desire to work from home.

Ottawa House Insurance and Exploring Our Nation’s Capital

However, we still have the perfect fall temperatures to enjoy. As the leaves begin to turn color and fall, now is a better time than ever before to get out and explore Ottawa now that the high summer temperatures have gone down. Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or you’re just getting settled into Ontario life, you might be surprised at the worthwhile activities that Ottawa offers.

Check Out Nearby Saunders Farm

Though Saunders Farm isn’t technically located in Ottawa (it’s in the old township of Goultron), this 100-acre expanse features a massive corn maze, games, a number of places to eat, and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Really, is there a better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons and Halloween with a haunted hayride or a classic pumpkin toss?

Eat and Drink at the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

Ottawa is far from naive when it comes to the culinary scene, and events like the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival prove that our taste buds are savvy. Over 1,400 wines and spirits are poured each year! Explore the best flavors that the city has to offer as you relish the fact that it’s finally cool enough to comfortably wear a sweater.

Sail Through the Rideau Canal (Before It Freezes)

We’ve written about the excellence of the Rideau Canal before — which in the winter, turns into the world’s single longest natural ice skating rink. Running from Kingston to Ottawa, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is absolutely gorgeous when the trees around it are bursting into rich hues of red, yellow, and orange. It’s quite hard to beat the natural beauty of fall, and cruising along the Rideau Canal during this time of year proves that.

Take a Seat at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Were you a cartoon fan as a kid? Are you still a cartoon fan? We trust that you haven’t outgrown the sheer wonder and entertainment value of cartoons and animated TV shows. Well, whether you’re more of a Pixar or Dreamworks fan, this animated film festival has something for everyone to appreciate.

Explore Upper Canada Cranberries

Not far from our hometown of Stittsville lies Upper Canada Cranberries, one of three cranberry farms in Ontario. There, you’ll meet the friendly owner Lyle Slater who will be more than happy to give you a tour of his cranberry farm. This is the best time to stock up on farm-fresh cranberries to make and bake into delicious holiday dishes.

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The cold, dark winter is rapidly approaching, so prepare your auto, your home, and your possessions with the help of our personal insurance brokers in Ottawa.

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