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Ottawa River Parkway

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 141 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

During two stays we have biked the Ottawa River Parkway extensively, connecting to the Voyageurs Parkway in Gatineau. It is pleasant for walking, biking, and skating, but we use it for transportation getting into and out of the city. The Parkway allows us to avoid driving and paying through the nose for parking in downtown Ottawa. Because we camp at... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Recently visited and roller-bladed/biked some of the parkway. I think the river side trails offer some of the best views of parliament and the major landmark anywhere in the city! Great place to spend the day and see the city.

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well paved paths along the Ottawa River, lots of parking, playgrounds, beaches, and direct access to downtown, sites and Byward Market area. Lots of free parking along the pathway - park and ride!

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

you may make a very nice promenade and rest with beatifull views, of the river and the gorgeus Tulips

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Kanata, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Centre town Ottawa always seems to be under construction and the congestion likewise seems to increase accordingly. If you need to drive west and you don't want the stop and go traffic of the major arterials, try a scenic drive on the Ottawa River Parkway. Not only is it a beautiful drive along the Ottawa River but it is much... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We would do it again. Excellent bikes were rented for 4 hours. On Sunday mornings, the Colonel By Parkway is closed to motor vehicles and only allows bicyclers, roller bladders, etc. My Mom and I biked the Rideau Canal on Colonel By Parkway to HogsBack and the falls and then returned by the Arboretum and Dows Lake to the Parliamentary... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

You will enjoy the bile parh aling the Ottawa River. Very peacefull. The Ottawa River Parkway is now called Sir JAM or Sir John A Macdonald Pakway.

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Barre, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Rented bikes and had a wonderful couple of hours riding safely on the paths. We rode along the locks and the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You have to take a drive along this road. Imagine this as your route to work every morning..The green spec and the river are just so beautiful. Well done Ottawa..

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We walked to War Museum via this park from Rideau canal. Very beautiful park. Also, if you are coming from Canadian Museum of History, I would recommend taking a small ferry to cross the river instead of walking across the bridge again. You might get a nice few of Rideau canal this way.

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