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This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
Byward Market Area
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All reviews chateau laurier ottawa river tulip festival rideau canal great views of parliament byward market national gallery lovely place to walk great place for a picnic flower beds beautiful flowers fairmont hotel ottawa locks green space alexandra bridge the heart of the city parliament building
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Always a great open place to enjoy any time of the year. It is well manicured & landscaping is beautiful. Overlooks the canal & falls further down the path. Central to Parliament, Byward Market & across from the Art Gallery.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Norm W
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We visited in October when all the trees are turning colour, just beautiful. It is very close to Rideau Canal and just a lovely place to walk, admire the views and sit and relax.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank asmcintyre
Reviewed November 6, 2018

In the heart of Ottawa an oases to relax catch your breath.Take in the views from here a photographers paradise .Easy walking distance fro the Market etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rudy B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great time with friends - at the Franco Ontarian Festival at Major Hill Park. Beautiful park setting - with singing acts as well as exhibits and booths to celebrate Ottawa's French speaker's background.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ScouterChris
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This park is near everything! Just a short walk to the ByWard Market, and Parliament buildings. Also near the river, Rideau Canal and just next to the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. The park is medium sized, with lots of trees, flowers and sculpture. Be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Archited2013
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Easily the best park to go wandering and relax for a minute or two in Ottawa, very well maintained beautiful park, a great statute of John By and some cute sculpture pieces, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We were so taken aback that parks here were so beautifully maintained, Given our visit was in Sept the amount of flowers and general greenery was a surprise. Loved this place for the benches everywhere - we sat and enjoyed the scenery - even saw...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Uma K
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Running high alongside Rideau Canal this wide open space offers the chance to chill out in the heart of the city. Monument to John By who built the canal along with his Royal Engineers and a display showing a map of the whole project. Plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We approached the Park along the Terrace adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel. There was an excellent photo exhibit of the Canadian involvements in WW1. The park is lovely with an abundance of flower beds well maintained and some historical information. A lovely peaceful place in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jmahg
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We started to walk through here just to get from A to B, but we ended up spending more time in the park because it was so nice! There are nice flowers, interesting monuments, and good spots to sit and rest.

Date of experience: August 2018
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