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Ottawa River Parkway

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A very nice drive or ride along the parkway, very scenic especially at dusk, for those photography nuts :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just finished biking along the Ottawa river pathway and saw the most amazing sunset. This is a great path for walking, riding, running, roller blading.....you do not want to miss this if you are visiting Ottawa and want to experience the natural beauty of our city. Check out Westboro beach for an hidden gem!!!!!!!

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Aurora, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Taking a river cruise is a recommended tour that you should do when visiting Ottawa , it was a nice trip see things from the river side ;)

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Running along the Ottawa river this parkway, about 9 km, is one of my favorites in Ottawa. You can enjoy the sunset from a number of parking places along the parkway in four seasons. I even get past my fear of cold (goes well below -30C or so with the wind chill) on a sunny day and go there to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I didn't specifically look this place up, I just came across it while driving around and it took my breath away! A must see, in my opinion the best thing to see in Ottawa. I went at around 7.30 pm so i caught the sunset which was beautiful!

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Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

All along the river with fellow bicycle-riders, walkers, skaters etc; viewing the locks; passing farms; seeing European-style architecture of museums, government buildings etc; and traveling so near the boats, kayaks, canoes etc of people enjoying one of the great attractions of Ottawa -- and an attraction which would be the pride and joy of any great city in any country.... More

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Ottawa, ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are hundreds of mms of bike paths in Ottawa. One of them is special. On the Ottawa side of the river on the Ottawa parkway, you should stop at the Remick rapids (less than 15 mins from downtown by bike or 10 mins by car) to see the rock sculptures built in the river close to the shore. These... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So many possibilities on the water, Take the 1.5 hour ride to Montebello, dine at the famous Chateau Montebello and enjoy the biggest round wood structure in North America. Or take the Rideau Locks to make your way to the 1000 Islands!!! Beautiful!!!

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Kemptville, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

At rush hours it is very busy. At other times a scenic drive close to the Ottawa River in the west side of Ottawa. All the lookouts are small parks. At the Remick Rapids Lookout a local atrist sculptures using rocks from Remic Rapids on the Ottawa River. Well worth a stop.

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Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Both the canal (reviewed separately) and the river parkway are a great place for running or biking. You can start at the locks between parliament and the Chateau Laurier and instead of heading up along the canal instead head down towards the river. The bike path then follows the river all the way out to the far west end of... More

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