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Ottawa River Parkway

Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 134 Activities in Ottawa
Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking, Inline skating

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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5 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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