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Major's Hill Park

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Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
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This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa...

This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.

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Nice views from this park!

It's worth taking a stroll through this park. You can look out across the river, up to the Parliament buildings, over to the National Gallery, or back towards the Market. Park is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
James W
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Somers, New York

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Somers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's worth taking a stroll through this park. You can look out across the river, up to the Parliament buildings, over to the National Gallery, or back towards the Market. Park is clean and neat, overall very appealing. Easy to access by the stairs at the end of York St.

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This park is very nice and central to the downtown core. It is peaceful and you can sit and watch the scenary on both sides from there the bridge to Gatineau over the river or the Museum of Civilization just across the river or at certain times of the year you can see little fairs there and during the Tulip... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It's a nice stroll with views of the Parliament Buildings and the National Art Museum. It's a route to take between sites.

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Thank ballyga
Nova Scotia, Canada
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a great place to just sit and have a coffee or a snack and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. It is very clean and we found the poeple there very friendly.many were Office workers on their lunch break enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

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Thank roakley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Not really a tourist attraction but a really nice park and peaceful area to realx and wander good for walking

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This park could have been beautiful, but it's revolting. It's overrun by homeless people; pile of dirty blankets around the benches and smell of urine and feces. Does not seems safe at all to go there with children as bikers just speed through the park. Stay away!

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Thank Elena F
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Gourgeous park, beautiful flowers, great lawn (we layed down on the grass and energized ourselves) and of course amazing view. This park is next to the Rideau Canal and in your way to the Byward market. Bring your camera - great photo opportunities of the Parliament buildings, Rideau canal, Ottawa river and Gatineau.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you love flowers and nice views then this is the place to be. Great view of the back of parliament as well as the locks. Come during the summer and you will find a few food vendors there to buy yummy treats from. Also directly beside the national art gallery if you are up for seeing art. Tulip fest... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Monday, with a family friend who works and lives in Ottawa, and were the only ones on top of the hill at the Samuel de Champlain statue. This allowed us plenty of time to take pictures and have points of interest explained to us. I think it's a great starting point to orientate yourself to the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are mobile you must walk to the top of Major's Hill Park and take in the beautiful view. Pretty steep to go to the peak. It can be too busy during busy tourist times (think Canada Day) but it is a must do when visiting Ottawa. Go early if you are visiting during prime time. Feel proud to... More 

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