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This is one of the best spots for photos of Ottawa, outside of the Freedom Tower at Parliament... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Seating area fenced off but view excellent

It was overcast and drizzling, hard to find behind National Gallery. The seating area has been... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Lookout offering a beautiful view of the city and a commemorative statue of Canada's founder, Samuel de Champlain.
380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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All reviews samuel de champlain alexandra bridge national gallery ottawa river a great vantage point panorama view entire area parliament building rideau canal nice place to visit nice walk astrolabe statue quebec peak explorer hike
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best spots for photos of Ottawa, outside of the Freedom Tower at Parliament. There are some amphitheater style seating which lead me to believe events take place here and there, but they are fenced off for some reason. There is...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

It was overcast and drizzling, hard to find behind National Gallery. The seating area has been fenced off for some time but climbing the hill to the monument it was a great vantage point to see Gatineau, Parliament, Locks, Château Laurie, Ottawa River with tour...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take time to walk up to Nepean Point for excellent 360 view. See the Parliament buildings, the museum of history, the national Art Gallery, the market area, the Ottawa river. It is a photo op. Worth it!

Thank 997bjp
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A friend took us here or we wouldn't have found it. Lots of good views of most of the major landmarks.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We had a hard time finding Nepean Point because I was trying to map it from the car; it is only accessible on foot. However once we found it, the view is amazing! It is tucked behind/above the art museum and we were lucky enough...More

3  Thank DebAE
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Great lookout point. It’s quite a hike up a sort of steel hill, so be ready for that. Some art pieces nearby also.

1  Thank Brewolig
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Nepean Point offers an amazing view of the entire Parliament and some other city landmarks. So if you are Instagram obsessed, then you should be heading there!

Thank Ada_Ubrezi
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Marvellous view, nice for picture taking. Unfortunately the walkway to the top was closed due to slippery/ icy conditions. But was good enough to take some pictures overlooking the river and the parliament building

Thank Gass1
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

From here you can see Quebec and a great view of downtown. You just cant beat this view. Its simply amazing. If your in the area, then you need to check it out.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the best views of Ottawa and the Parliament building, and 360 degrees across the whole city. There's a statue to Samuel de Champlain at the peak, and an amphitheatre (not accessible at the time of our visit). You access from the Museum of...More

Thank RetiredBritz
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