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Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Activities: Biking, Inline skating

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Nice walkable part of town

A lot of people drive this, it's much better to walk it. There is a few sets of stairs and steep parts but the views are great. Plenty of green spaces for picnics and lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
103 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A lot of people drive this, it's much better to walk it. There is a few sets of stairs and steep parts but the views are great. Plenty of green spaces for picnics and lots of space to people watch - it is a popular exercise area too. Worth an hour of your time!

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Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Safe city to walk in even for lone females. Guys are good night or day, women I would be a little more careful on the paths after dark.

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Stuttgart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

very peaceful and is truly everything Canadian... It has beauty, people exercising and socializing, lovely architecture, carefully tended homes... A lovely drive worthy of time to reflect!

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Ottawa, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want to escape the loud fast highways, take the parkway, its a nice drive and a quiet way to get to downtown. Beautiful drive in the fall and a lots of places to stop and take a walk along the river. Lots of bike paths for the avid biker.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The parkway is a great way to see the city on the average day, but it is best enjoyed on Parkway Sundays... a tradition that I hope lives on for a long time. The Parkway is closed to cars etc. on Sunday mornings after the May long weekend through to the September long weekend. This allows young families, rollerbladers, etc.... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Parkway is a lovely way to get from the West end, where I live, to downtown. Except for the height of rush hour, it is quick; but even when it is crowded you have the view of the river to keep your blood pressure down.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very scenic through NCC greenbellt. Great view of downtown Ottawa driving from the west. Well maintained.

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Given Ottawa's hard winters the Parkway is an attraction in summer-fall season. Very popular as bike route or a place for walk along the river

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Ottawa River offers so many incredible vistas over many kilometers and the National Capital Commission manages pathways along most of those kms. I'm an avid runner and whether I'm starting downtown from my office (or from a hotel for those who are visiting), from my home, or from one of the several parking lots, you can find a beautiful,... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Get yourself a bike and cycle the length then up the locks and along the rideu canal. It's brilliant.

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