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Address: off Champlain Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Really Picturesque Spot.

We drove here and the parking is really conveniently on the island. It's really small but don't let that stop you. The views are just gorgeous and the rapids (vary through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
voodoochick
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Quebec
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This Island is on the Champlain Bridge between Ontario & Quebec. Picnic tables with BBQ pits. Listen to the water flowing over the rapids. You can see the Parliament Buildings from here. Nothing commercial, just peaceful.

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Thank ga0di
Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We drove here and the parking is really conveniently on the island. It's really small but don't let that stop you. The views are just gorgeous and the rapids (vary through the year) are great. It's a wonderful spot to stop and catch your breath from the fast pace of the city and some of the birds are really not... More 

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Thank voodoochick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

it is a small island but has a very good view to see the downtown Ottawa. just exit from the bridge, it is so small that can walk around it in 15min.

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Thank David W
Ottawa, Canada
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159 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've visited this island many times over the years and thought I knew it. Then I attended a wedding there and it was just lovely. At first I wondered why they were having their wedding in such a public spot. Well, in the mid morning it felt quite private. It was a sunny day, we were at the eastern part... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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242 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I stumbled on this island on a previous visit to Ottawa. It is an island park upstream on the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau. Location: West of downtown Ottawa, you get to it by crossing on the Champlain Bridge and following that exit sign that will drop you onto the island. There is ample parking space on the island.... More 

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Thank Lifetraveler1
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went with friends recently and had a pleasant time. Nature at his best......listening to the river flowing by very relax and enjoying the scenery itself.

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Thank ClaudeDu
Gatineau, Canada
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Incredible place to witness the strength of the Ottawa River. During the summer months, many water sports enthusiasts test their surfing skills in the rapids. The sight on the island is absolutely breath taking. One should also make a stop on Bate Island in the winter months when the temperature is extremely cold. The water does not freeze because of... More 

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Thank GerryPhilippe
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Park like setting with picnic tables, ample parking, mature trees and grass lawn. Located in the Ottawa River west of downtown Ottawa, the east end of the island offers good views of Parliament Hill and on the opposite shore downtown Hull/Gatineau. Sunsets viewed from the west side of the island where the waters are often calm can be spectacular. Rapids... More 

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5 Thank Chickadeedee51
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Beautiful, small, clean little Island between Ottawa and Gatineau. Make sure you bring with you nuts, bread and even popcorn to feed the animals. You can also fish from the shore if fishing is your thing. Perfect for a family picnic. Loved it, will sure be visiting again.

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3 Thank Fnbpost
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Really beautiful area, and an excellent view of the cityscape. Nice fishing and kyaking in the surrounding waters. Just don't go here at night! Myself and the wife went here to see Ottawa by night and were visited by RCMP telling us we shouldn't be there as it's a local gay prositituion area, and that the prostitutes can be "fairly... More 

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