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This weekend marks the time of year when families get together to celebrate colonisation and genocide of Canada’s indigenous peoples....

This weekend marks the time of year when families get together to celebrate colonisation and genocide of Canada’s indigenous peoples. Most probably know it as Thanksgiving. If you want to have a good time over this weekend but aren’t exactly thrilled about celebrating the holiday, there’s still plenty to do!

Try Your Luck at Saunders Farm

One of the only good things about Ottawa is that come October, Saunders Farm is the place to be. You can tackle your way through one of their mazes, or test your wits on their haunted wagon ride. With everybody at home, it may even be twice as scary to hang around, which is double the fun! If scary things aren't your scene, you can take a stroll through the pumpkin patch while sipping some local apple cider.

Pick a Pumpkin at Log Cabin Orchard

Open all weekend, this orchard in Osgoode is the perfect spot for all your harvesting needs. You can pick a pumpkin to carve for this Halloween, grab some apples, or even hit up their petting zoo. If you just love food, they also offer freshly baked goods, churros, and apple cider; perfect for any fall day!

Peruse Some Art at the National Gallery

If you've already crossed off seasonal activities or are just looking for a fun indoor activity, the National Art Gallery will be opening its doors this Thanksgiving. This could be the perfect opportunity to check out some art without worrying about the crowds, and maybe even shamelessly take some pictures for the ‘gram.