Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, Ottawa

#1 of 50 in Outdoors in Ottawa
Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Nice close to the river, but too busy. Nice parks, Need more places to park and stop. Nice if there where views of the river  more »
  • This is a leftover of failed design. Look at this place, an absolutely unusable piece of real estate. The water here smells funny.  more »

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