As Summer turns to Fall we can’t help but enjoy the harvest sun, crisp air and colourful foliage. Why not make the most of it with these these amazing autumn activities?! Whether you are single, looking for date ideas for someone special or searching for family fun, there is something in the North for everyone. Check back often for more of the latest and greatest!
The Terry Fox Run is an annual charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research.
Every year, some 15,000 volunteers and participants gather at Kidney Walks in communities throughout the country to raise awareness and funds for those affected by kidney disease.
Apple Picking & Wagon Ride Orchard Tours
When: September to end of October
Where: Avalon Orchards, Innisfil
There is no admission to pick at our orchard, except for a smile and a promise to be caring with our trees and our environment. 45 min tours are provided weekdays and include a wagon ride through the orchard, a small bag of apples for each person, a brief talk about how apples are organically grown and how to pick them, and a short woodland walk. We wrap up the tour with questions and answers and everyone is treated to fresh apple cider! While we require at least 20 people for a tour we can often combine smaller groups.
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Fest
When: September 14-22
Where: Various, Sudbury
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, also known as Cinéfest and Cinéfest Sudbury is an annual film festival in Sudbury, Ontario, held over nine days each September. It is one of the largest film festivals in Canada. First held in 1989, Cinéfest quickly became a popular destination for Canadian filmmakers.
North Bay Farmers Market
When: Saturday’s May 18-Oct 12, Wednesday’s May 22-Oct 9
Where: Saturday’s on Oak St, Wednesday’s at 100 Ferguson St
The North Bay Farmers’ Market mission is to create a reliable access to fresh and healthy locally grown food, support wellness and agriculture education and provide the opportunity for local farmers, food producers, artisans and community organizations to create a sustainable vibrant community.
When: Thursday’s and Saturday’s June 1-October 26
Where: Thursdays at the York Street Parking Lot, Saturdays at the Via Rail Train Station on Elgin Stree
Downtown Sudbury’s destination for family fun features fresh seasonal produce, baked goods,dinner ideas, original accessories, unique gifts and more!
International Plowing Match
When: September 17-21
Where: Verner, West Nippising
The IPM provides a unique tourist experience as it is hosted in a different part of Ontario each year on prime agricultural land. The IPM showcases the host region and builds on the specific features of the region where the event is taking place.
On average, over 80,000 people attend the event each year over the course of five days. The event welcomes people of all ages from both rural and urban communities.
The IPM is jam-packed with things to do: daily entertainment from live bands to a rodeo, plowing competitions, over 500 exhibitors, food vendors, an interactive education area and animals, lifestyles and quilting exhibits, and much more. Come join us to have fun, shop, learn, cheer on plowing competitors and tour the community. You can’t experience it all in one day!
Date Night Special
When: September 19, 26
Where: Raven and Republic, North Bay
Join us every Thursday for our Date Night special: two can dine for just $65 plus half off our featured wine!
When: September 19, 26
Where: Vinyasa Yoga + Other Arts, North Bay
Simple breath work techniques combined with the healing meditation session. Breath work helps to soften your mind and body into a calmer, more conscious and receptive state before sinking into your yoga mat to receive the powerful healing frequencies of Himalayan singing bowls and mantras.
Reminder: First time visitors to the studio who have signed up at Northern Heart + Home are eligible for the FREE class offer until September 23. Don’t miss out!!
lululemon – Pop Up Opening
When: September 20
Where: New Sudbury Centre, Sudbury
Come shop their pop-up store. Lululemon is a self-described yoga-inspired athletic apparel company for women and men. Stay tuned for event information and a special announcement from Northern Heart + Home!
One Kids Place Outdoor Movie Night & BBQ
When: September 20
Where: 400 McKeown Ave, North Bay
One Kids Place is hosting a free community event on Friday, September 20th starting at 5pm. It is our annual Outdoor Movie Night & BBQ. We will be showing Toy Story 4. Free hot dog BBQ from 5-6pm, the movie will be shown at dusk (approximately 7:15pm start). Concessions will be available for purchase.
The Great Pumpkin Hunt
When: September 21, 28, October 5
Where: Copeman Tree Farms, Sundridge
Tickets sell fast for this event and are already selling! Everything inside the event is included with your Child’s ticket:
– Wagon ride
– Train ride
– Hot dog lunch with a juice box
– Unlimited entrance to the maze
– **Meet Chase from Paw Patrol
– Bounce House (weather permitting)
– The pumpkin hunt
– One pie-sized pumpkin to take home
– A super soft, delicious cookie to decorate
– Bird feeders
– Lil Critters
– Pumpkin Painting
– Kids playground & giant sandbox
– See Goofy & Tigger
– See Mater & his car friends
Olive and Annie Pop Up
When: September 22
Where: The Fromagerie
Olive & Annie invites Sudburians to join together for the first Olive & Annie Community Appreciation Pop Up! To celebrate the brands partnership with The Little Market, Olive & Annie is hosting a pop up at The Fromagerie on September 22nd. The event will offer 30 – 50% off ALL products, and will be officially launching the entire product line sold at The Little Market.
Founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market carries products from more than 65 artisan groups and social enterprises in over 25 countries and sovereign states. Olive & Annie is the first Canadian founded / Kenyan made collective to be featured in the internationally recognized online marketplace.
Stay tuned for details on a giveaway you can WIN on Northern Heart + Home!!
Stars Over Killarney
When: September 22
Where: Killarney National Park
Celebrate Killarney Provincial Park’s historic designation as a Dark-Sky Preserve, 125 years of Ontario Parks, and 150 years of the The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the moon, Mars and Saturn! Supported by the Canadian Space Agency and NSERC / CRSNGas part of Science Literacy Week.
When: September 28, every weekend until October 27
Where: Leisure Farms, Sturgeon Falls
Check site for events, activities and updates!
When: September 28
Where: Downtown Sudbury
Join us for the 2nd annual Symphony Crawl! This event will let you explore downtown Sudbury and experience a world of diverse live music. Hear it. See it. Feel it.
Purchase a Symphony Crawl Passport and walk from venue to venue to listen to over 80 musicians throughout the day! Stop at each of the 25 participating downtown venues to listen to a musical performance, get your passport stamped and receive an appetizer, a drink or a gift. Join us at the School of Architecture at 5 p.m. for a grand finale, where the Northern Brass Choir and the entire Sudbury Symphony Orchestra will be performing.
When: October 4
Where: 100 Main St, North Bay
This season we’re partnering with Downtown North Bay for their First Friday events on Main Street. Our favourite local downtown businesses will be staying open late with us to add to those juicy local vibes.
The Cranberry Plunge
When: October 5-25
Where: Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
You bring the people, the camera (and maybe dry socks – just in case!) and we’ll do the rest. We’ll set you up with chest waders (the size selection is limited, so be prepared for one size fits all!). Wade into a sea of floating cranberries and take pictures of your cranberry love.
Axe Throwing Fundraiser
When: October 6
Where: North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary
Bust out your flannels and compete in an Axe Throwing fundraiser to help send kids affected by cancer to camp! October 6, Camp Quality will hold its 2nd National fundraiser with 8 events across Canada. Calgary, North Bay, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Winnipeg. $200 for a team of 4. Registration is open!
CIBC Run for the Cure
When: October 6
Where: North Bay, Sudbury and various other locations across Ontario
Largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. Run 5km or walk 1km to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
IODE Tour of Homes
When: Oct 6
For one year only, the tour has been moved to Oct 6. It will include 5 beautiful homes featuring fall decor ideas, the Autumn Harvest tea and bake sale, and a bonus stop featuring a vintage car collection.
Deerhurst Thanksgiving Weekend
When: October 11- 14
Where: Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
Revel in the colours, fresh air and flavours of a classic Canadian Thanksgiving at Deerhurst, where there’s lots to do and enjoy for a weekend getaway. Best of all, you’ll enjoy tons of complimentary activities included in your stay:
- Pumpkin Patch by the Bay
- Find the Golden Pumpkin – Win an overnight stay!
- Kids Fishing on the Dock
- Early Morning Guided Paddles
- Indoor Fun Zone with Giant Inflatables
- Muskoka Campfires
- Family Movies
- Sing-along with Charlie the Deer
- Thanksgiving Crafts … and more!
- A nightly resort fee is extra and provides access to canoes, kayaks, hiking trails, tennis, indoor Treehouse playspace, green fee at Deerhurst Lakeside after 4pm plus more benefits for everyone in your room!
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