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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
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Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right across the road from Mooney's Bay, Hog's Back Falls are a wonderful place to visit no matter the season. They are even more impressive in the spring when the water levels are higher. The formation is unique and in summer/fall/winter you can clearly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

you gotta visit Hog's Back Falls. Especially at this time of year when the volume of water is much higher. Very cool waterfall with lots of side falls, small pools, a gaping chasm through which the water rushes, etc. Lots of places to sit and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hog's Back Falls of Central Ottawa offers locals and tourists alike, a destination to drink in stunning river and rapid views. There's a walking trail across and alongside both sides of the falls, a pavillion for snacks and plenty of benches and grassy knolls...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

another pretty fall near the city, spacious parking. looks quite scenic in white..cool breeze. take a stroll or relax ... many benches to sit and reflect how wonderful life has been...enjoy the view and the silence

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rony s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We normally go there every year on Easter weekends when the water level is really high after the snow melt and April rains. The falls are very impressive at that time of year. There's also Mooney's Bay park just a short walk away. One warning...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Falls were good and powerful and looked beautiful in winter. Parked at Hogs Back park and saw the falls from the lookout points. Also known as Prince of Wales falls - beautiful and worth checking out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chait1788
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The spring volume of water is really impressive through the falls, before they are regulating the water in Mooney's Bay and the canal. Mesmerizing to watch!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cap63
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Great place for the family. Go to the falls and be mesmerized by the mass of water and the noise. Walk around to the canals and see the locks fill and empty the water and boats. Cross the road to picnic and swim at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kendall L
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

It’s not huge but it’s nice, nothing fancy though. The water is just a little bit brown, I was expected better .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ceciile17
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Slippery to get to lookout but pretty. some construction going on. I would think pretty picnic area in summer

Date of experience: March 2019
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There are"no swimming" signs posted all over.
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