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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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  • The bike paths along the Sir John A parkway run along the Ottawa River and this is one of the most scienic and safest bike paths. Just watch out for people and dogs who stray in front of the bikes app...  more »
  • We chose to drive along this lovely riverside road instead of the freeway and it was so beautiful and relaxing.  more »
  • Coming to Ottawa this is the way to go. Great views along the river. You can also walk along it which is great for a stroll.  more »