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Different view of Parliament Hill

If your hotel is close by, then it is worth to visit this island. In this island, it is good to... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Oakville, Canada
Great views

It has nice paths to walk or to hike, and from it you get great views of the Parliament Hill, of... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Oct 15, 2018
“Not much here, though exceptional views”
Jan 3, 2018
“Island hopping ”
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I decided to explore the park on my way back to Ottawa from Chaudière Falls. There's not much here other than the Aboriginal Experiences exhibit that educates visitors about the Algonquin First Nation. Their website looks like it would be an interesting experience (open from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Traveling_Polymath
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Victoria is old ENGLAND (colonial) with the Fairmount standing grand over looking the harbour . Stroll around in the summer evenings and admire the lit up parliament buildings . Victorias ferries run daily from Vancouver. We crossed over to Nanaimo Harbour from Horseshoe Bay so...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Haley T
Reviewed May 31, 2017

If your hotel is close by, then it is worth to visit this island. In this island, it is good to take some photo that shows different view of Parliament Hill. Keep away from the river, water is high and strong after raining.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank alovelybunki
Reviewed November 9, 2016

It has nice paths to walk or to hike, and from it you get great views of the Parliament Hill, of Ottawa river and its rapids, of Hull. A good place to spend some hours or to take some photo shoots

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank thor2705
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Great place to jog, cycle, and do leisurely strolls. Easily accessible from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau and great views of these cities from the park and Portage Bridge.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank gboi77
Reviewed November 21, 2015

This Island is located in the middle of the Ottawa River and above are a set of rapids. In the spring the river runs high and the falls create a roar and mist.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed November 18, 2014

My first chances to see Parliament Hill from across the river took place a number of years ago when I was given a tour by automobile. I recently walked along the bottom of Parliament Hill and found Victoria Island by luck as I was looking...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed October 14, 2014

I came to Victoria Island at night to figure out it has excellent view on Parliament Hill and Rideau Locks. It also has some historical buildings that were not burned during the great fire. Nice place to stop

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank igalsc
Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This part of Ottawa was the only spot not burnt in the great fire of 1900 century. Great place to visit or picture or for a little rest.

1  Thank Kevin Bob L
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This tiny island is beautiful, with a stunning view of the river and parliament buildings. I especially recommend going during a pow-wow, the native reenactment on this island are great.

Date of experience: June 2013
5  Thank dazeydaisy
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April 21, 2017|
Response from Traveling_Polymath |
Yes you can walk from the Supreme Court. There are no public transit stop on the island that I'm aware of. There is also an access road and parking lot if you have a car.
August 6, 2016|
Response from Traveling_Polymath |
I was just there yesterday and there are no facilities in the park that I could see. However if you walk out to the east end of the island during sunset you'll get a wonderful view view of Parliament and the Supreme Court!