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Nepean Point

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Address: 380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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Lookout offering a beautiful view of the city and a commemorative statue of...

Lookout offering a beautiful view of the city and a commemorative statue of Canada's founder, Samuel de Champlain.

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Nice place to visit walking from the Rideau Canal or while visiting the National Gallery of Canada. The views are great.

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit walking from the Rideau Canal or while visiting the National Gallery of Canada. The views are great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a nice place to visit. It give's you a great view of the Parliament, Ottawa and the core of Gatineau.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a place from where you can get great views of Downtown, Parliament Hill and Gatineau/Hull. Amazing photo opportunities especially at sunset. At the peak of the hill is a statue of French explorer Samuel de Champlain holding his famous astrolabe upsidedown

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Thank thor2705
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great view of parliament! Nice place to talk and take in the scenery. Easy to get to just a few steps to the north.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and I stopped here for a sit & to enjoy the view last night - on a clear night, you have a great view of Gatineau, Parliament, and other parts of the downtown - really nice sight lines! Unfortunately, the venue is suffering a bit from usage/age - the pavement is cracked everywhere and there are large portions... More 

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Thank BROWMI
Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Best view of the town and the river. For a short visit in Ottawa it is a must. I was in Ottawa for 3 weeks and visited Nepean Point at different times.

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Thank Iwona1961
Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the best spots to enjoy panoramic views of Ottawa's Parliament Hill, Alexandra Bridge, and Gatineau in Quebec. Best time to go is in the early to mid-morning, when the sun illuminates the entire area nicely. Went there at 8:00 am and was the only one around.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Nice leisurely walk up to the point to view the back of the Parliament Buildings, the Gatineau Hills and especially the Ottawa River

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Wish the benches were open for people to use. Another great view of Parliament Hill and the surrounding are. Good place for photography and conversations with friends. See the real full dimensions of Alexandra Bridge from both sides. I believe that the Gatineau hills and park can be seen from here. I do recall seeing a statue of Champlain. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Continuing from Major's Hill park, reached Nepean Point to get scenic view behind the Parliament Hill. Unfortunately the benches are closed/gated for public to sit. Alternative place to enjoy river while snacking.

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