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Major's Hill Park

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Address: Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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Description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa...
This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
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A national treasure

If you only have time to visit one park in Ottawa, this is it. The views of Parliament and the Ottawa River are sublime. The park itself is a national treasure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you only have time to visit one park in Ottawa, this is it. The views of Parliament and the Ottawa River are sublime. The park itself is a national treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely garden and a great view of the canal and parliament hill. This is a good place to stop with a coffee and let your thoughts wander.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This park has a great view of the Parliament buildings , some great open spaces as well as a lovely area with picnic tables . There are well kept public washrooms

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The park is beautiful and had a lot of grassy areas for picnics or running around. We saw a few squirrels running around too. The backdrop of the fairmont hotel and view of the river and locks is nice too.

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North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice views of city/Parliament- benches & lots of grass to rest on- picked up sandwiches at the market & took to eat in park

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This spacious green space was an expanse of quiet and calm on weekdays this week. Located behind the Chateau Laurier and above the Rideau Canal locks, be sure to continue all the way out to Nepean Point for the best views of the Parliament Buildings & Library

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Its a great park to come to if you have time or kill or want to relax. You can read a book, people watch, have a picnic, nap, and just enjoy the fresh air and green space. If your looking to relax and clear your mind this is a great place to come and its located very close to downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful green space in downtown Ottawa. Just sit and read or people watch, or blow bubbles, kick a ball around, have a picnic. Site for tulips and Canada Day, Franco Ontarien, etc.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This park is a nice, quiet place to hang out or go for a walk. As you near the top of the hill, it offers excellent views of Parliament, the Ottawa River and the Museum of History.

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Knowlton, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful green space right in downtown Ottawa, nice and quiet area for a break or for a picnic before resuming your visit to Ottawa.

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