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Ottawa River

Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #357 of 2,814 attractions in Ontario
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting, Fishing, Kayaking
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Akron, Ohio
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165 reviews 165 reviews
61 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was privileged to have walked through part of the Gattineau Provincial park on my first visit to this part of Quebec. I also was privileged to have been a passenger riding in a car driven by a relative at the about the same time. This was my first chance to admire the wilderness beauty of this part of Quebec.... More

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Wolfville NS
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Taking the Aqua Taxi to and from Ottawa and Gatineau was not only an efficient way to get to the Canadian Museum of History, but it also afforded wonderful views of the Chateau Laurier and Parliament (as well as other buildings). It was a way to experience the Ottawa River, and a very inexpensive way to travel. The operator was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Amazing! That's the first word in my mind! An unique place, where u feel peace and love. Anyone need to visit this place.

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The Ottawa river is one of the longest rivers in Canada. It is also one of the largest volumes of water getting pretty deep in some parts. It offers a wide variety of fishing options all year round. There are also a good number of species that can be found within its waters. Enjoy the Ottawa River.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

One of the best walks in Ottawa (before the snow flies) is a circle walk along the two sides of the river. The walk takes about an hour (non-stop, depending on your pace), crosses two bridges and you get to see many of the highlights of the city. You can pick it up anywhere along the route. I start on... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Ontario last November. It was a sunny day and simply a perfect day for a walk. I took a walk from Parc Major's Hill to Captain Champlain, and then I saw this panoramic view of Ottawa River. It was simply a great scenery with endless blue sky and deep blue water. It might be best to visit there... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took a 2 hour boat ride around the Ottawa river, and river parkway. The tour guide was very informative and spoke fluent French and English. We saw beautiful views from the river of the houses along the river, the historical sites and were given quite a bit of information about the city, which is very underrated. It was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I crossed the river near Oka, Quebec, outside Montreal. Usually there is a ferry which runs regularly. In winter however, it is possible to just drive across the river provided of course it has been cold enough for a while that the ice on the river will carry you. When I was there it did and it was a great... More

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Barrie, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Ottawa river parkway provides many opportunities to enjoy picturesque scenes along the Ottawa River especially with the autumn colors and during sunset. There are many great vantage points.

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Run by a couple, very nice and friendly. Linking sites along the Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers. It is a pollution-free electric boat that can hold up to 12 passengers, 2 wheelchairs and 4 bicycles. More schedule details on their site and here: http://letsgoottawa.ca/2011/09/16/new-water-taxi-service-links-ottawa-gatineau-casino/ They are nice to talk to and they are well traveled people. We took it from the... More

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