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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 #23 of 141 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Parks
Description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautifully maintained park between Chateau Laurier and the National Gallery. Wonderful view of the river ending at the Champlain statue with a hundred wide steps. Some fun sculptures and sitting areas in the park too. Borders on the locks/canal way with an awesome view of everything around. Steps to Byward Market for restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. Note--date of visit is... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a great place to get some different views of Parliament Hill and the river. Come in spring to see the tulips. I was in town for Canada Day and the park hosted events there. It was closed until my last full day, but I did get to visit again. Worth a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was at Major Hill Park for Canada Day celebrations this year. What a lovely lush green park just behind the Chateau Laurier Hotel. I have walked by this park many times on previous trips to Ottawa not realizing that it was Major Hill Park. It is near the National Art Gallery, Rideau Canal & of course the Chateau Laurier.... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was during the springtime that I discovered this park on my way to the Parliament hill and Wellington as a short cut from the Alexandre bridge which is worth your time to cross itself. Seeing this park made my day for my last visit to this national capital. I think it is one of the most beautiful places in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were at Major Hill Park and were delighted to arrive 1 hour prior to Chris Hadfield doing an interactive questions and answers time with 30,000 people in the park. He sang his song for the first time on earth :) - quite a day. And a very beautiful park.

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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fabulous and very popular park. During Tulip Festival, it is filled with flowers and the views are spectacular. A photo of the Basilica of Notre Dame with the tulip beds in the foreground is worth a long walk to Major's Hill. But you don't have to walk! Practically across the street is the National Gallery, and public... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great park during the spring, with the millions of tulips. The view of the parliament buildings is very nice and the park is a great place to relax after walking around downtown.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Every year on Canada day we seem to find ourselves up here -this year my son just HAD to see the giant Chess game - & my daughter rode the free little train - fun --

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It was Canada Day! It was busy! It smelled like barbecue and lemonade! I absolutely loved walking through it! Major's Hill Park was a great place to visit and so much was happening when I was there on Canada Day! It's also a great place to view the fireworks from as they happen behind the parliament building Peace Tower.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We just moved to Ottawa and have fallen in love with this park! They have done a great job with the grooming, grass, flowers and cleanliness in an othrewise dirty downtown area. The view of Parliment is amazing. Great place for a picnic or to just relax.....too bad you can't bring a bottle of wine like in Europe.

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