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. Find out how to plan Ottawa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Go for a walk, a bike ride or even cross country skiing. Enjoy the beauty of the Ottawa river! Spring time the water will rise a lot, and it can get flooded, but summer brings gorgeous flowers, and lo...  more »
  • Park way is beautiful walk,if wanting to get easily to downtown its best option.Also you can make pretty photos once there.  more »
  • We were staying at the Capital Hill Hotel and we would nomally use the Qweensway but decided use the parkway instead. Couldn't believe how easy and beautiful it was. It get's you right infront of the ...  more »
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