As our hot summer days become numbered, many of us are looking for opportunities to spend a little more time outdoors. Why not leave your air-conditioned office behind for the lunch hour and have a picnic? Here are our top spots for a lunch break picnic.
Major's Hill Park
Located behind the Fairmont Château Laurier.
This is the perfect spot to take a lunch break, because it offers some of the best lookouts in Ottawa.
Located on Laurier Street in Gatineau.
Jacques-Cartier Park offers breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and Rideau Falls. Jacques-Cartier Park South is closed for site rehabilitation.
Located at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue.
Confederation Park is an urban oasis away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ottawa. The Bistro in Confederation Park offers an exciting and unique food and drink experience.
Fun fact: The memorial fountain honouring Colonel By, stood for nearly a century in Trafalgar Square in London, England.
Hog’s Back Park
Enjoy the park’s natural beauty and the spectacular views of Hog’s Back Falls and the Rideau River.
Located behind the National Gallery of Canada.
Nepean Point offers a magnificent panoramic view of Parliament Hill and the heart of Canada’s Capital Region.
Located on the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, between Princess Avenue and Acacia Avenue.
Rockcliffe Pavilion in Rockcliffe Park is a perfect spot for a picnic — with a spectacular lookout. No wonder it’s a popular location for outdoor weddings!
Vincent Massey Park
Located on Riverside Drive and Heron Road.
With its picnic tables and BBQ pits, Vincent Massey Park has all the amenities for an enjoyable picnic, large or small.
What did you bring for lunch?