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Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, Ottawa

Categories: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • When I want a break from work and I want some nature close by that offers diversity my first choice has always been the Parkway. From forests of trees, flowers, birds and small animals or the majestic...  read more »
  • It is easy to forget just how in touch with nature Canada's capital city is. Even though it bears a bit of an air of cosmopolitanism thanks to its museum, culture and sometimes impressive layout, the ...  read more »
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