We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Confederation Square

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 202-40 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1C7, Canada
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 28.64*
and up
Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Take a Break, or Enjoy the History, or Both

With everything to see and do in Ottawa, this is a super spot to sit on one of the many benches and catch one's breath. And, various statues with story lines will augment your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris D
New Westminster, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
New Westminster, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With everything to see and do in Ottawa, this is a super spot to sit on one of the many benches and catch one's breath. And, various statues with story lines will augment your knowledge of Canadian history. For the more adventurous, this is a great starting point for walking the Rideau Canal.

Thank Chris D
Belo Horizonte, MG
Level Contributor
186 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

- The Confederation Park is the place where they have the Ice Sculpture Festival. - Weekends are good to visit with family, but there is a lot of people visiting. - Some long lines, but well organized and doesn't take a long time to see the sculptures.

Thank NewtonSViannaJr
Durham, Canada
Level Contributor
926 reviews
568 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,142 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very cultural interesting and very Canadian all the native sculptures would look great in my garden. Great photo op.

Thank chickandbeast
Level Contributor
1,449 reviews
1,097 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is a small Square at the end of Elgin St. It is the second most important ceremonial centre in Ottawa. It is the place where you can see the guard changing and some importatn dignitaries when visiting Ottawa

Thank thor2705
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
294 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful park in a great area, on Elgin St. Park can be quite busy in the summer time, but there's lots of space, seating and shade! There are lots of coffee shops nearby and restaurants down the street.

Thank sail29er
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed across the street from here and Pokémon Go was just released the week before so there were hordes of people on and off going through the park! My kids caught quite a few here. Outside of that, the park has a few statues and a nice fountain in the middle along with some benches and nicely landscaped -... More 

Thank Panadda S
Conception Bay South, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Just happened upon this little park. Quiet, nice place to relax, see the water fountain/statues/monuments in the park, etc.

1 Thank live001
Massena, New York
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

There is both Starbucks and Tim Horton's near Confederation Park. We grabbed Tim Horton's for breakfast and ate at the park. It's a quieter park than others with great views. Some interesting sculpture and nice sitting areas. Clean and quiet.

Thank April C
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Nice area for sitting, relaxing, people watching. Seems to be an area people walk through to get to other locations.

Thank Wendy M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Watching the various artists starting to prepare for the opening of the Winterval event in the adjacent park was fascinating.

Thank John R

Travellers who viewed Confederation Square also viewed


Been to Confederation Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Confederation Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?