It’s that time of the semester Sprotties! Reading week is approaching as midterms are in full force. Remember throughout this coming week to take time for yourself to ensure you are not overwhelmed with your midterms. Set aside time to go out with friends or just take a nap to ensure you are not working yourself too hard.
Reading week starts the October 21st until the 25th. For those who are staying in town, like me, there’s so much to do to enjoy your week off. To make the most out of your reading week in Ottawa, here are a list of 5 things you can do in the capital.
1. Go to a Concert
If you are looking for some music around town this coming week, Tegan and Sara will be in the city at the Algonquin Commons Theater. The Show takes Place Tuesday October 22nd at 7pm. Ticket prices start at $49.50 so grab them for a great night of music and dancing.
2. See a Hockey Game
What is more Canadian than going to see a hockey game! In Ottawa, we are lucky to have not one, but two hockey teams that you can support. This week The Ottawa Senators play the Detroit Red Wings on the 23rd of October at the Canadian Tire Center. If you cannot make that game they will also face off against the New York Islanders October 25th. Both games are set to start at 7:30. If getting all the way to the Canadian Tire Centre is too hard then the Ottawa 67’s may be the perfect option for you. Hop on a quick bus straight from campus to Lansdowne to catch the 67’s face off against the Kitchener Rangers on October 25th with prices starting at $20.
3. Go on a Hike
If you are looking to work off some of those Cafeteria lunches over the break, then I suggest going over to the Quebec side to Gatineau Park where they have some beautiful hiking paths. Choose from one of twelve different hiking trails based on difficulty and length. This activity is free of charge and perfect to do this fall season.
4. Visit a Museum
Take some time to explore downtown and while your at it, stop by the National Gallery of Canada. There, you can catch some beautiful pieces of art along with some cute places to take an Instagram photo. With proof of ID, students can get in for half off, only 8$! This is a great affordable option for a day out in the downtown core.
5. Saunders Fright Fest
Getting in the mood for Halloween? Stop by Saunders Fright Fest at Saunders Farm. Every year Saunders Farm throws a huge spooky night with haunted houses, haunted hayrides and many more attractions on site that will give you a good scare. Tickets start at $36 when bought online.