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Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, Ottawa

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#2 of 44 in Outdoors in Ottawa
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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. A visit to Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ottawa trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • on the bataeu we go a count it is very beautiful view we guide good voixtres he talks about all
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  • This 4-lane, divided roadway connects Ottawa's west end to the downtown area. It is very scenic, following the Ottawa River. I wouldn't call it a highway, because it winds along the shore and has a mo...  more »
  • We went biking along theses well kept paths and it was beautiful. Between the forest and the river it was a very relaxing and enjoyable bike ride.  more »

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