It’s fall, it’s chilly and it’s the perfect time to involve pumpkins in everything you do. For instance:


– In the morning, enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

– At work, have roasted pumpkin seeds as a snack.

– After work, there is no shame coming home to a massive display of pumpkins inside and/or outside your house.

– At night, there is one place you really should be…


Week # 54 challenge – Visit Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village



What is Pumpkinferno? It’s a large outdoor night time pumpkin exhibit that is entirely lit up! It’s a unique site with 7000 carved artificial pumpkins on display.

Important Things to know

Location: Pumpkinferno is located at Upper Canada Village! From Ottawa, it’s just over an hours drive to get there. Directions are available here.


Duration: It’s an annual event from end of September until October 29th. It’s open between 6:30pm and 10pm.


CostWithout taxes the 2017 prices are shown below:

  • $15.95 – adults (13 to 64)
  • $13.95 – senior (65+)
  • $11.95 – youth (6-12)
  • Free – child (5 or under)


Tickets can be purchased on site, however, to avoid having to wait in line simply purchase your ticket in advance online. Please note, there is a small additional fee per ticket when purchased online.


We started our journey to Pumpkinferno early afternoon to be able to slowly make our way to Upper Canada Village!


We arrived around 4:30pm at which time only the Upper Canada Village store was open! It had all kinds of items, but we only left with candy! I recommend the watermelon flavour, it was really good.



For dinner, it’s important to note that reservations must be made in advance by phone. Since it was the last night of the season and a quiet night, Julia the coordinator was kind enough to let us access the cafeteria without a reservation! We got lucky.



The darker it is out, the better the view! When it was dark enough we started our tour! I didn’t take too many pictures as I want to maintain the mystery of the event but these were my favourite:


This beautiful tree reminds me that Christmas is near!
I know it’s corny but I think it’s a cute picture of us!


It turned out to be a really fun night, it’s a must see next year if you haven’t been! In the meantime, the Festival of Lights Alight at night will be taking place December 1st, 2017 to January 6th, 2018!


On a side note, if you can get your hands on Angie’s limited edition Candy Corn flavored popcorn ?it’s a must try! They are so good and a perfect Halloween movie night snack!


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