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“Amazing Day”
Review of Major's Hill Park

Major's Hill Park
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$29.97*
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
Ranked #16 of 271 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.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were at Major Hill Park and were delighted to arrive 1 hour prior to Chris Hadfield doing an interactive questions and answers time with 30,000 people in the park. He sang his song for the first time on earth :) - quite a day. And a very beautiful park.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fabulous and very popular park. During Tulip Festival, it is filled with flowers and the views are spectacular. A photo of the Basilica of Notre Dame with the tulip beds in the foreground is worth a long walk to Major's Hill.

But you don't have to walk! Practically across the street is the National Gallery, and public parking below the gallery is very accessible and cheaper than it is some other places.

The vista of the Ottawa River, Parliament Hill, and the Supreme Court building on the west side of the park is made for photos, and a great place for a memorable shot of your visit to the city.

As you walk back to Rideau Street on the north side of the park, you can take the pedestrian courtyard between the Chateau Laurier Hotel (itself a Canadian landmark) and the Rideau Canal, which is also worth a long visit.

During lunch hour, Major's Hill is a great place to sit on the grass on a blanket and eat a picnic. Many people spend time there playing Frisbee, reading, talking, or sunning themselves. (Beware, though--women are not required to wear tops in Ottawa.)

Don't leave our city without spending at least some time in this great space--and be sure to visit some of our other wonderful parks, as well. There are dozens from which to choose!

3  Thank GACanuck
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great park during the spring, with the millions of tulips. The view of the parliament buildings is very nice and the park is a great place to relax after walking around downtown.

Thank dazeydaisy
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Every year on Canada day we seem to find ourselves up here -this year my son just HAD to see the giant Chess game - & my daughter rode the free little train - fun --

Thank Russell S
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

It was Canada Day! It was busy! It smelled like barbecue and lemonade! I absolutely loved walking through it!
Major's Hill Park was a great place to visit and so much was happening when I was there on Canada Day! It's also a great place to view the fireworks from as they happen behind the parliament building Peace Tower.

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