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The Glebe

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Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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Address: Rideau Canal north to the Queensway, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7, Canada
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Nice Scenery

Nice place to go out for a walk or a bike ride along the canal. Much like the rest of the canal, very pretty scenery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Glebe! You can walk around, visit cute shops, and eat at cute restaurants. You can spend a day at the Glebe and youll have a great time exploring!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go out for a walk or a bike ride along the canal. Much like the rest of the canal, very pretty scenery.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an experience of often finding what is unique and different from the usual run of the mill stores

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything that you want...an area to walk and browse...and buy. I go there at least two times a week ( and I live 30 minutes distance). It has a great atmosphere, and a variety of services.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great stroll along Bank Street, which offers something for everyone. A highlight for me is always Mrs. Tiggy Winkles' (a toy shop for kids of any age) and the Great Glebe Emporium (a kitchen store). Very walkable.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A great part of town for strolling and shopping. I picked up some unique Christmas gifts, some top-of-the-line skin care products at Accent on Beauty and met a friend for coffee at Bridgehead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing neighborhood, beautiful with it nice houses and with small shops. Some of the unique to Glebe. Great restaurants and food stores, amazing antique shops. Great friendly people

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B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My first introduction to the Glebe was seeing it from the Rideau Canal on a boat tour. The lovely old mansions, the parks in their autumn glory, the colourful flower beds along the Queensway, the magnificent churches, & more inspired my husband & I to later drive through the area for a closer look. Bank Street with all its restaurants... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I lived in Ottawa for four years, and when I came back for a visit this is the part of the city I chose to spend most of my time. There's lots of shopping and dining to be done, and the neighbourhoods are beautiful.

Thank courttrob
Queretaro City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this spot in the city! All Bank Street you can find the most gorgeous local little shops, very far from all those big boxes cookie cuted stores. You can find unique treasures. Our favorite spot is Wag Pet Shop, a Caffe where you are allowed to bring your dog inside and have a treat. Delicious drinks, baked goods... More 

Thank MamadeRo

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