Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, Ottawa

4.8
#2 of 49 in Outdoors in Ottawa
Following the bank of the Ottawa River, Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway boasts four lanes, scenic lookouts, small parking lots, picnic areas, and a beach. Whether you explore by car or ride a bike, you'll get clear views of the river and distant shoreline since the area is mostly cleared of trees. A recreational bike path stretches all the way along the parkway (bicycles are also allowed on the road). Westboro Beach offers a chance to rest in a pavilion with a restaurant patio overlooking the river. The parkway closes periodically for motorized vehicles. Find out how to plan Ottawa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I always take people who visit me in Ottawa here. Great photo-op. Great views of the city from the bridge.  more »
  • Rental car had passed this way on the Ottawa River. Overlooking Riverside Park, the beautiful and the leaves are a comfortable drive.
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  • The Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway runs along the banks of the Ottawa River. The well-developed bike paths are what got me. Of which we can cut us a slice. There's always viewpoints, picnic areas, and a beach. It is beautiful here on the way to mind whether by bike or car.
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