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Major's Hill Park

Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #17 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely park located next to the Byward Market and behind the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and near the National Gallery of Canada. People and dog friendly (on a leash) park with lots of well manicured lawns, bushes and great look outs viewing the Rideau Canal, the Parliament Buildings, the Ottawa River and across to the Quebec side.. old Hull. Especially lovely... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I love this little park, no matter the season or time of day. It has a substantial view of Gatineau and the Parliament Buildings. If you possess any knowledge of ancient history in Canada, you may be able to appreciate the geological features as well as the significance of the cultural heritage landscape from this vantage point. Above all, visit... More 

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is a nice peaceful place to have a moment to yourself or just to relax. It is nestled right in the middle of most of the key attractions in Ottawa. A good place to sit and catch your breath after viewing the Parliament Hill, the War Memorial, the Rideau Canal, the Byward Market, the Notre Dame, the Art Gallery,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Not quite sure I would call this a hill; where I hail from hills are a lot higher than this! But it is very pretty, mid-Summer at least, beautifully maintained and clean, and with lovely views of the river and beyond.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a very beautiful and well-maintained park, also located near the city's many attractions. Sit on a bench facing the Ottawa River to enjoy the view of the Parliament.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Situated on a hill overlooking Ottawa River, this is a beautiful park to take a leisurely stroll. Easily accessible from the Fairmont side of Rideau Canal or from Byward Market. It connects to Nepean Point at its northern end. Expect to see a lot couples making out if you happen to pass through here on your way to the Byward... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This city centre park is a peaceful haven to rest, sunbathe and to take in some people watching. Giving great views over the river and the Ottawa Locks, it's well worth a visit.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After going through the Byward market a friend and I explored this park and made our way to the parliament buildings and so on. This is a great park for activities as well as a view of the river, Parliament hill, the locks and more. Definitely a must visit

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nice views and well maintained park. Enjoyed walking through here throughout my ottawa stay. Nice place for reading and a picnic in the park. Very central.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Excellent park in the center of downtown, lots of great views and neat things to look at, keep your eyes open and you may see a ground hog in the gardens :-) Great place to bring a sandwich and a drink and sit out on a bench to people watch. Great views of parliament, the locks, and gatineau hills; take... More 

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