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Bate Island

off Champlain Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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A chance to escape ...but stay close to the city

5 minutes from downtown, free parking, and a great place to take a walk, take pictures, or just sit... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Sj M
,
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Nice spot

Very interesting and popular spot. Wouldn't know its here if I wasn't driving through. Very nice... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Topher E
,
Ontario, Canada
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“water flowing” (2 reviews)
“geese” (3 reviews)
“fishing” (3 reviews)
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off Champlain Bridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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"geese"
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"fishing"
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"rapids"
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"picnic"
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"scenery"
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

5 minutes from downtown, free parking, and a great place to take a walk, take pictures, or just sit and enjoy the view. A greatplace for a picnic in warm weather, or pick up beavertails and a hot coffee and enjoy the views of Parliament...More

Thank Sj M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Very interesting and popular spot. Wouldn't know its here if I wasn't driving through. Very nice, lots of parking and great spot for photos

Thank Topher E
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

What a beautiful small island between Ottawa and Gatineau. It's a nice park area and convenient right off the main bridge. Very nice park.

Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a spot to walk our dog and came upon this little hidden park. It surrounded by water and lots of wild life lives there. A nice surprise in the middle of the city!

1  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped off to have a picnic lunch while on a bike trek around Ottawa. Very nice park. Lots of picnic tables. Watched people fishing and also some stand up surfing in the rapids. Very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.

2  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I spent the first 35 years of my life in Ottawa and never knew of Bates Island, but on my recent visit to my two sons, they took me to Bates Island...WOW. Very peaceful, very pleasant. We met some ladies feeding the geese, explored this...More

3  Thank Paulshappy
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

This Island is on the Champlain Bridge between Ontario & Quebec. Picnic tables with BBQ pits. Listen to the water flowing over the rapids. You can see the Parliament Buildings from here. Nothing commercial, just peaceful.

4  Thank ga0di
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We drove here and the parking is really conveniently on the island. It's really small but don't let that stop you. The views are just gorgeous and the rapids (vary through the year) are great. It's a wonderful spot to stop and catch your breath...More

1  Thank voodoochick
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

it is a small island but has a very good view to see the downtown Ottawa. just exit from the bridge, it is so small that can walk around it in 15min.

1  Thank David W
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I've visited this island many times over the years and thought I knew it. Then I attended a wedding there and it was just lovely. At first I wondered why they were having their wedding in such a public spot. Well, in the mid morning...More

1  Thank AuroraSky
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