Carlington Bike Park Opening
After years of fundraising and months of digging, the Carlington Bike Park is ready to welcome thrill-seekers of all ages. Located at the top of Carlington Hill, it’s a project by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association but it’s suitable for bikes of all kinds. The compact “pump track” makes it easy for spectators (and parents) to watch their bikers do the laps on the 300-metre lap.
Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (park open at 11:30).
Whisky Ottawa 2019
For the sixth year, Whisky Ottawa is bringing its tasteful sampling-and-education events to the Canadian War Museum. There will be local, national, and international products, as well as experts to help you sniff out your favourites. Tickets include a Glencairn nosing glass and all samples, as well as cocktails and light snacks.
$139. 7 – 10 p.m. Canadian War Museum.
Open house at L’Alpakiade
Get to know the grounds, facilities, and ambitious mandate of L’Alpakiade, a family farm near Wakefield. It not only raises alpacas and produces alpaca fibre products, but also incorporates — and teaches — permaculture approaches to farming. There are work parties and workshops to come, and they invite guests to spend the night in a communal barn.
Free (registration required). 2 p.m. onwards. Registration required. 683, Route 105 Wakefield.