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Confederation Square

Elgin and Wellington, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #39 of 144 attractions in Ottawa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Square/Park near Parliament Hill hosts part of the annual Winterlude as well as other seasonal events. more »
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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This little park is close to the National Arts Centre. During daylight hours, it's a pleasant place to be in with a number of interpretative plaques and a welcome fountain. A popular brown bag lunch with downtown office workers. I do not advise going through the park after dark except when it is being used as a festival or concert... More

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This park is sought of the National War Memorial. It has green space is is often used for event concerts.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited during Winterlude 2014. We stayed at the Ottawa Sheraton hotel, so wasn't a great distance to walk for festivities. We went over during the day and it was packed full of people, we couldn't get close to see the sculptures or the carving events going on. We toured the rest of the city and came back at night... More

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Orangeville, ON
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Beautiful Ice Sculptures at this park during the Winterlude! If you go through at night, all the lights are on and the place is absolutely magical.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It has a very nice water fountain and some monuments but aside from that it was a little small. It had a lot of trees and grass so nice for a picnic.

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Red Deer, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A beautiful walking tour provides a visual treat. Staff are around all areas to answer questions about what you are looking at and we extremely helpful. Went early in the morning!

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Waterdown, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

surrounded by traffic, government vehicles and tour buses, the noise is a bit much. That said, the walkways lead in a myriad of different directions, some confusing, but pretty walks along the way.

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Westport, Ont.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

A lovely walk and you learn stuff. What more do you want? Learn about the Canadians who were here to meet Columbus' ships: when he finally got here. Learn about the Canadians who were already here when Leif Erikson arrived: five hundred years before Columbus. Learn why we don't celebrate Columbus Day in Canada: it's Thanksgiving -- for giving thanks... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

magnificent sculptires but it was bitterly cold bought a warmer jacket at Rideau Centre and soldiered on

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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Somehow Confederation Square epitomizes what it is to enjoy Ottawa's outdoor celebrations. A wonderful venue and we are lucky to have this in our downtown

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