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Ottawa River Parkway

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Activities: Biking, Inline skating

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The backbone of Ottawa's bike paths

The bike path is a great way to get downtown, it goes right to the locks and Rideau Centre, makes commuting very easy and a pleasant ride. There are several places to stop and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The bike path is a great way to get downtown, it goes right to the locks and Rideau Centre, makes commuting very easy and a pleasant ride. There are several places to stop and rest and get drinks on hot days. On Sundays in the summer they close down the East lane from the War Museum to Carling Rd. Going... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful drive along a beautiful river! But don't go during morning or evening commutes.Best time is the weekends.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I pass by this parkway almost everyday. I'm so thankful for having this parkway as the route for my daily commute. It's very peaceful and scenic. It's a always an enjoyable ride and a great alternative to the highway that is usually jampacked.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Any drive or bike ride along the parkway is a zen-like moment to be enjoyed. The views and green space are gifts.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Stunning path that follows the water with places to stop and enjoy the beautiful views. Great for hikers, bikers and runners.

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you like cycling or walking, this path is for you. For cycling, Ottawa is outstanding. You can do several routes staying almost exclusively on cycle paths that cross several roads. Busy below the Parliament buildings

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The river & lock system that flows into the St Lawrence river is a delightful part of Ottawa central. This historic area was a part of the strategic plan to protect the new colony from the British.....strange that Canada is still part of the British Commonwealth! The river defends through a series of locks through well maintained parklands less than... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I always take the scenic route to and from Orleans. By day or night, it's scenic, serene and just a pleasure to drive.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great place to ride a bike and enjoy the outdoors and the river views. The path wanders along the river with many places to stop along the way and take in the views or go for a swim. On Sundays in the summer they close the road way to cars and let Cyclists and Inline skaters take... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We passed this bridge and was fascinated with the view. It was fun lookig around the river and the back of the clift.

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