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“Beautiful Park for Events or Just a Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Major's Hill Park

Major's Hill Park
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$27.08*
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
Ranked #19 of 255 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.
Merrickville, Canada
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35 reviews
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“Beautiful Park for Events or Just a Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a major attraction in Ottawa for any visitor. It is in a great location and offers something for everyone. From festivals to just a simple walk, tourists and families will enjoy the park.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Beautiful place frequented by some less than desirable people”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I would come here more often to have my lunch outdoors if it were not for the 'regular' people at the park. This place is very nice during the Tulips Festival when its full of tourists and students. Other than that, I don't think many people come here during the other times of the year.

Visited April 2012
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Webster, New York
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“Beautiful Tulips!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

The tulip displays in Major Hill Park are the reason to come here--in late April and early May, they're simply lovely. Several beds are planted with different displays of tulips each year. When I visited in 2012, there were two large beds near the Science Center and several small ones up the hill.

Other than the tulips, there's not much happening--it would be a nice place for a picnic or to lounge around a bit, but it's not exciting. If you do visit, be sure to walk along the canal edge of the park and enjoy the towers of parliament over the treetops. Also, at the top of the hill (away from the Science Center) there are several monuments. Oh, and speaking of the canal, if you want a great view of it, walk behind the hotel and then turn right to cross the bridge--the view of the canal from the bridge is quite cool with all of the locks!

The only downside of the park was that the restrooms were closed on a weekend in mid-May.

The entire park is quite wheelchair accessible, though to see some of the tulips you'll probably have to walk on the grass.

Visited May 2012
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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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“Beautiful Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Beautiful park between Parliament Hill and ByWard Market. Perfect if you are looking for a spot to picnic or walking between the above mentioned sites.

Visited August 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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“A Hill Full of Spirit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Looking for a park for picnics, sun-bathing or simply hanging out with friends. Majors Hill is a beautiful area for just that. Often enough you'll find people playing guitar on the grass with a beautiful view of the Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River, this park is sure to give you one of the best experiences in Ottawa :)

Visited October 2011
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