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Ottawa River Parkway

Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #13 of 250 things to do in Ottawa
Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Inline skating

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very pleasant bike ride along the river and on Sunday mornings they close one of the roadways for bikes only. Near the western end, look for the gravel pathway that takes you to Mud Lake where you can see turtles, blue herons and interesting wildlife that you would never expect within an urban area.

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Windsor, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bike, skate, walk, even driving along this parkway in most seasons/weather gives you an awesome view of the Ottawa River. Take the long way to or from downtown Ottawa and check out the view, the historic buildings that are left and Westboro beach.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

In the summer the Parkway closes down to vehicle traffic and bicycles are allowed to go on here. Awesome to see and lots of people.

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Ottawa, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Allows a small oasis in the commute, green space, place for pedestrians and cyclists and at the same time ties the city together. Simply the best road in Ottawa!

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What used to be called the Ottawa River Parkway was unilaterally renamed by Canada's right wing party for political purposes. The drive and the accompanying bike/walking path are wonderfully safe and scenic in all 3 seasons (won't talk about our 4th) and should not be missed by visitors. One lane is closed every Sunday in the summer for bicycles, etc.... More 

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Ottawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is probably one of the most beautiful part of Ottawa. I always bring my guests here when they visit Ottawa. It is a fun place to enjoy all year round. Even in winter, there are still a few parking spots that are open all year to enable visitors to park safely and enjoy a walk along the river. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Another must see of Ottawa. I was there during the winter, and the view was terrific. Driving the parkway through is a very nice experience. Can't wait to take my husband with me next time.

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