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Major's Hill Park, Ottawa

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#5 of 28 in Parks in Ottawa
Take a stroll along the manicured paths and rolling greens of Major's Hill Park, used for many special events all year round. Bring a snack and stretch out the well-kept grass, admiring views of the nearby architectural delights, the river, or seasonal festivities. On some days, a collectively run art gallery operates within the park's greenhouse complex--check the website for more information. For Major's Hill Park and beyond, use our Ottawa trip builder website to get the most from your Ottawa vacation.
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  • September 29, 2017
    We didn't get to go in but it sure is a nice walk ... it's so close to the Center with many restaurants ... very nice ride even
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  • September 28, 2017
    This is a very pleasant park to stroll through en route for the Canadian Museum of History and Alexander Bridge. It has great views of Parliament Hill and Chateau Laurier. It is a well kept park and a...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    I really love this park, it has a great view and lots of space to chill out and relax. It's absolutely perfect for picnics and just a nice breath of fresh air in downtown Ottawa.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    It all depends on the day and what you are doing... Tulip festival, great. Canada, great. Photographer trying to catch the Parliament Buildings, great. Other events, great. Otherwise it's just an average downtown park. The views of the river etc are the best part and make it worth a visit.
  • July 5, 2017
    It is a great place to hang out. At the time of major events at the parliament, this is a great place to wach them. Lovely for a picnic on sunny breezy day. Great place to be with kids and family. Nicest views of the ottawa river and the parliament hill.
  • July 4, 2017
    Canada Day celebrations here were excellent. On Normal days it is a nice quiet place to walk and enjoy nature. Very close the Chateau Laurier.
  • May 23, 2017
    You needed a bed? Go to this Comfort Inn. You want a hotel with amenities, find some other location. Rates normally come with breakfast but unless you are a fan of processed scrambled eggs and waffles, then skip the breakfast. There's no exercise facilities to speak of, unfortunately. Rate can be a bit high for what they deliver but since it's closer to downtown, then it will be popular. Customer service is bland.
  • July 5, 2017
    A lovely place for an easy walk. An outstanding view of the Parliament Buildings, the National Gallery, and the Ottawa River

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