The parks in Ottawa and Gatineau offer stunning views of the Capital skyline and waterways. Some parks feature historical displays, and others have lookouts, picnic tables and other amenities for people to enjoy the outdoors. Several parks are the venues for national events and festivals, such as Canada Day and Winterlude.
Hog's Back Park
Take a stroll through Hog's Back Park, and enjoy its natural beauty and the spectacular views of Hog's Back Falls and the Rideau River.
Rockcliffe Park and the Rockeries
Rockcliffe Park sits on 137 hectares off the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, between Princess and Acacia avenues.
Rideau Falls Park and Green Island
Rideau Falls Park provides an impressive view of the waterfalls for which the park is named.
Pindigen Park is adjacent to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at the southeast corner of Wellington and Booth streets.
Fleck Fountain Plaza
Fleck Fountain Plaza, a symbol of the regeneration of LeBreton Flats, is located at the southwest intersection of Wellington and Booth streets.
Mud Lake is one of the most ecologically important natural habitats in the urban part of Canada's Capital Region.
Maplelawn Garden, located at 529 Richmond Road in Ottawa's west end, is one of the Capital Region's most unique gardens.
Remic Rapids Park
Remic Rapids Park is situated on the shores of the Ottawa River, about four kilometres from Parliament Hill.