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Ottawa River

Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #410 of 2,580 attractions in Ontario
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting, Fishing, Kayaking
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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
106 reviews 106 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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Hamilton, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Took a mid-week package at Pinecrest Lodge overlooking the river. Nice well equipped, clean cabins, friendly reception and good launch facilities. There are some good spots within two minutes ride. Good launch ramp about 5km away.

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Art along the river. At the Remic Rapids along the Ottawa River Parkway you can see the balancing rocks. It is different every year. A wonder along the parkway. Visit near sunset for some great photos. A must see a little off the beaten path, 5 minutes from the War Museum.

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

in Ottawa, both canal and river trips are offered for visitors for a boat trip. take the river cruise and not the canal , in the canal you see nothing some embassy and an expensive house and a deserted stadium. dont take it. the river cruise , which is few dollars more is much better.

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