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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 #21 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Parks
Description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
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Brockville
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked through the park to look at the Rideau Canal and it is very beautiful and nice to see. The grounds are kept very clean and well maintained.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very pretty, peaceful park next to Parliament Hill and overlooking the Ottawa River. A great place for a walk, a rest, or a picnic.

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Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a really lovely park with great views of the Parliament buildings and the river. You'll pass it walking from Parliament or Byward Market towards the National Gallery or the Mint. It's worth it to stop, rest, and enjoy the views.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a nice park downtown Ottawa with a nice view of the Parliament and the Ottawa river. Across the river you can see the Museum of Civilization which is also very beautiful. Go for a walk or seat and relax.

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Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This part is directly behind the Chateau Laurier . The park is pretty but not huge. It has nice views of parliament hill, the museum of civilization across across the river in Quebec. Tulips - During the tulip festival there are lots of tulips throughout the park. During the hot summer days lots of people come to relax in the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Kitchener
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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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68 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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