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Hog's Back Falls, Ottawa

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More commonly referred to as Prince of Wales Falls, Hog's Back Falls represents a series of elaborately constructed artificial waterfalls on the Rideau River. Visitors come to stand on the bridge overlooking the rocky maze of flowing water while gentle sprays hit their faces. Bring food and have a picnic among Hog's Back Park's natural surroundings, followed by a stroll along one of the many trails. The park features many historical displays, as well as a recently renovated heritage pavilion. Plan your Hog's Back Falls visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ottawa using our Ottawa trip itinerary tool .
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  • Visited here in mid March! Very nice with all the frozen ice around the falls as the water was rushing around. It was a bit icy walking around the park near the falls but understandable as the mist fr...  more »
  • Hogs Back Falls is an incredible piece of nature. Winter or Summer, this is a must when visiting Ottawa. Very easily accessible and such an awe-inspiring spectacle.  more »
  • It is near a lot of other activities and a good place to enjoy a picnic near the locks. Quiet and plenty of areas to relax.  more »

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