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Ottawa River Parkway

Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 121 Activities in Ottawa
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking, Inline skating

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Take a walk, go for a jog or just spendo time people watching or relaxing. I hope Ottawa never looses this! Beautiful scenic drive along the river too anytime of the year.

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TORONTO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Driving the parkway through Ottawa from west to east is a beautiful experience. Any season.. Spring with the tulips, summer with the breathtaking view of the boats and sailboats on the Ottawa River, fall with the beautiful leaves and the colours of the Gatineau Hills, and of course winter looking like a wonderland in the middle of the city... you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Parkway follows the curve of the river as it flows for the suburbs in the core of Ottawa downtown. Weekdays there is steady traffic, but still time to admire the change in scenery as the seasons change. Summer weekends the Parkway is closed for inline skaters, bicyclers, strollers and senior citizens to babies to meander beside the river.

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Ottawa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although it is now called the John A. MacDonald Parkway, the Ottawa River Parkway is one of the most beautiful drives in our Nation's Capital. Any visitors we have staying with us are treated to this drive along the Ottawa River. There are parks along the way for you to stop, park and just take in the majestic view. There... More 

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Algarrobo, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

These are wonderful running trails and are easily accessible from most places in the downtown area. They are kept pretty clean in winter as well but skating on the canals may be a better choice then.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

By car, motorcycle, bicycle or a just out for a nice walk this is a great way to see just one lovely part of the Ottawa river. There are many places to stop and park along the way. Do some fishing...feed the ducks, or just relax. A must do.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Easy, free access to the pathways & beaches along the Ottawa River makes this urban route a special treat. Free parking lots for cars are dotted along the way. Photo opportunities abound.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely meandering drive along the Ottawa River. Passes beautiful homes, and Government House and the Prime Ministers residence. Also passes the stable of the RCMP musical ride. There is a stopping area where the horses can be seen up close. Parkway also passes the aviation museum.

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Gatineau, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been down the parkway by car, by motorcycle, by bicycle and on foot - each time is a treat - not at rush hour of course ;-) One of many treats in the National Capital Region if you like to get outside. It's a windy little stretch of 10 km with a 60 km/h speed limit, large trees... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice Ottawa west drive but I don't give it 5 stars as for a secion of it, transit way buses uses this parkway and an get heavy in traffic at times in the week.

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