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You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the spectacular show. Yellow, orange and red leaves provide a stunning backdrop to already scenic views in the urban core of Gatineau and Ottawa.

Urban Parks

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.

National Capital Parks

Discover more about the NCC's parks in this map journal.

Garden Promenade

Explore over 75 gardens in Canada's Capital Region.

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.

Garden of the Provinces and Territories

The Garden of the Provinces and Territories is located at the western end of Confederation Boulevard, at the corner of Wellington and Bay streets, in the heart of Canada’s Capital.


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.

Maplelawn Garden

Maplelawn Garden, located at 529 Richmond Road in Ottawa's west end, is one of the Capital Region's most unique gardens.

Mud Lake

Mud Lake is one of the most ecologically important natural habitats in the urban part of Canada's Capital Region.

Pangishimo Park

Pangishimo Park is a planned waterfront park that will be located on the western shoreline of Chaudières Island.


Patterson Creek Park

Dating back to 1905, Patterson Creek Park is one of the earliest parks created by the NCC.

Pindigen Park

Pindigen Park is adjacent to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at the southeast corner of Wellington and Booth streets.

Portageurs Park

Portageurs Park, located on Montcalm Street in Gatineau, features natural and historical elements in an industrial setting.


Remic Rapids Park

Remic Rapids Park is situated on the shores of the Ottawa River, about four kilometres from Parliament Hill.

Rideau Falls Park and Green Island

Rideau Falls Park provides an impressive view of the waterfalls for which the park is named.

Rockcliffe Park and the Rockeries

Rockcliffe Park sits on 137 hectares off the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, between Princess and Acacia avenues.