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Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

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Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Very scenic drive

This is a pretty and scenic drive from Ottawa's west end to downtown. You drive along the Ottawa River and there are many way point to stop off and enjoy the scenery. It is a more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a pretty and scenic drive from Ottawa's west end to downtown. You drive along the Ottawa River and there are many way point to stop off and enjoy the scenery. It is a more pleasant drive than taking the 417 downtown. Do be careful-they monitor the speed limit- 60kph heavily.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The way for work everyday. Who could ask for more? Nice scenery filled with spectacular natural and city views. If taking the ride to the East during the sunset, you can have an amazing view of the setting sun reflecting on the downtown buildings. Super!

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great drive, nice views of Ottawa river , lots of places to stop and take in the views. Champlain bridge has an island you can park and check out the river, views of Parliament

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Canada
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264 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Winding through parkland, with one large parking stop along the way. The visitor could take this drive to see the parkland, or rent bikes and cycle along the bicycle trail along the Ottawa River.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1,625 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,086 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a nice location for watching the sunset worth a trip but obviously only if you are travelling by car

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St. Catharines, Canada
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88 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A nice drive westerly from Parliament Hill along the river but the western limit gets confusing and there are no further directions.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times and I have to say, it's a great spot to watch the sunset and also the geese roaming around freely in the area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Worth a walk or a cycle. If you are driving, take advantage of the parking stops along the way and take in a short walk along the river as well. Colours are starting to peak, but need another week I expect

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The parkway is along the Ottawa river separating Ontario and Quebec. Extremely beautiful drive that will take you from the war museum all the way to Lincoln fields mall (west end) If you have a bike there is a nice bike path that follows the water the entire way. Along the way you will find beaches, dog parks as well... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Beautiful river, beautiful bridges, beautiful walkway. Where Ontario and Quebec collide. Don't miss it!

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