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Ottawa River Parkway

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

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Enjoy the Parkway west of Ottawa

What a lovely, leisurely drive, stroll or bike along the Ottawa River just east of downtown. There are several parks and small beaches where you can spend some time, watch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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

What a lovely, leisurely drive, stroll or bike along the Ottawa River just east of downtown. There are several parks and small beaches where you can spend some time, watch wildlife and rapids, and admire the beautiful, unexpected collection of rock art statues. This drive has been renamed the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

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ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I drive this route to get to work every day and go out of my way to do so. It is relaxing, it is beautiful, it recharges my batteries and I know it will do the same for you. In the spring and early summer it is full of geese and their goslings On a summer day it is full... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a really nice walk along the river and would recommend it to everyone. It is actually a great way to get around the city without dealing with the city streets. We used this pathway to get from the Mill Street Brewery to the canals. Good times

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When we were in Ottawa, we had a little time off from heritage hunting, so I thought I would take a stroll down both the Ottawa river parkway and the Rideau Canal for short lengths. After having had our fill of the Parliament Hill area, we crossed over the Ottawa river bridge towards Gatineau and found a shady nook close... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful way to get around the city, walk or bike sections the pathway. Depending on the time of day, it can get busy, so be mindful of others specially if you are on a bike. Near downtown I like to grab a bit to eat the the Mill Street which has a great view of the Ottawa River and nice... More 

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cabarete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Worth stopping for the views alone. You can see all the government buildings light up at night. It's a big part next to the river

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the nicest, if not nicest drives in the city. Lots of scenery to look at and places to pull in to park if yo want to walk.

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Watertown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a very nice parkway that pedestrians and bicyclist share. This trip, we only walked a few of miles of the parkway and adjoining parks. However, we walked much more a couple of years back. The parkway is paved and has painted pavement to separate pedestrians and bicyclists. There are portions of this parkway that are easy walking but... More 

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Carleton Place, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is now named the Sir John A MacDonald Parkway in honour or Canada's first Prime Minister. Sunday mornings are great in the summer along the parkway. It is closed to all motor vehicles so bikes, roller bladers, etc can enjoy it in peace and safety.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful long scenic trails along the Ottawa River. Connects to the province of Quebec and can loop back to downtown Ottawa. Biked 20 KM today and can't wait to push 30+ KM tomorrow.

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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