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Hog's Back Falls, Ottawa

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#1 of 9 in Nature in Ottawa
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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  • I live near Hog's Back and go there all the time. It is a lovely place to enjoy nature. Besides the falls there is lots of grass and trees.You can feed chipmunks and squirrels and the birds will fly r...  more »
  • It is a nice area to relax, feel warm and hear the roar of the waters. The only downside to this on my trip there in October 2017 was human poop on one of the rocks. Darn.  more »
  • Such a shame that people who visit the falls and river don't respect the environment enough not to litter, it could be lovely without the beer bottles, diapers and plastic bags.  more »
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