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Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, 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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  • Whenever I have guests from out of town this is the parkway that I am using to bring them home. In the summer is an amazing sight. Great place for a walk or for go to the beach or for do many many thi...  more »
  • The parkway is extremely nice and would be excellent for a good walk. It's nice to be essentially at the border of two pieces of history in the nation and how much has happened along the river edge. 
  • For our two week stay in Ottawa, my husband & I rented a Airbnb condo in the Nepean area. This scenic parkway connected this west end area of Ottawa with the downtown. It was so much less stressful th...  more »