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Major's Hill Park

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: Behind the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada

This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa...

This pretty park is located near several museums, churches and the Ottawa River.

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Major's Hill Park

Beautiful scenery over the river and nice place to relax and take a break from the city. Easy access and child friendly

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery over the river and nice place to relax and take a break from the city. Easy access and child friendly

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location to rest in the city . Where Rideau Canal meets Ottawa river. Nice view of Gatineau Québec.

Thank pompombionique
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful Gardens and fantastic views around the City ~ Major John By certainly picked the best spot to live

1 Thank Paul_Westmerland
Halifax, Canada
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1,136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,611 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

this is a great little park to visit. So much to do here and lots of concerts in the spring and summer. Walk or just chill out. you should pay this place a visit.

2 Thank dgg123
Bolton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love walking through Major's Hill. It's a great place to have a picnic or just take a stroll as it connects to many great attractions (Chateau Laurier, Parliament, Ottawa Locks, National Art Gallery, Notre Dame, Byward Market). It is best to come during the spring/fall as it gets busy during the day in the summer and there is not... More 

1 Thank alipitre
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

New Years Eve and we got lucky. Drove right along the canal to the market, found a good parking spot behind the Bay, walked up the steps to Major's Hill Park and had the very best view of all three sites they launched the fireworks from. Excellent! Happy New Year!

Thank Dave C
Nelson, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

A bit of peace and quiet during a visit to downtown Ottawa. Great vistas of the parliament buildings and the river. A nice place for a break, grab a coffee and find some sun.

Thank KootenayKathy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a very nice small park, the heart of the Tulip Festival but also the heart of many other festivals, great views to the Parliament Hill. Also you can find here a lot of the Bytown and local history

Thank thor2705
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Definitely come visit during tulip season! I love here ans love driving beside it in the spring. Take the time to stop and smell the roses.....errr umm tulips!

Thank KristyMorrison
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Such a Nice park after been for walk down town, some great views as well, also nice to see a park kept clean and well maintained

Thank Myles1992

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