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Bank Street Promenade

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Address: between Wellington and Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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+1 613-232-6255

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not the most picturesque the farther you get from Wellington and the closer to Gladstone. Other areas are better for me.

I have gained some personal confidence for exploring what is a complicated city for me by walking along this street back and forth from Wellington to Gladstone more than once... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2014
Akron, Ohio
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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Food, drinks, people watching, shopping, pretty much you should spend a nice sunny day here relaxing and enjoying the city.

Thank KristyMorrison
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1,425 reviews
1,078 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

First of all the pictures are not from bank street but from Sparks St. The marker on the map is way west of the Bank street. It is not a pedestrian street maybe only on Canada Day, but for the rest is a lot of car traffic on it. There are a lot of shops and restaurants in the down... More 

Thank thor2705
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A nice area to visit and lots to see. A brilliant city which should be the pride of Canada. Will visit again.

Thank Route1986
Ottawa, Canada
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90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Yes there are some great stores along this strip but it is rundown, dirty and has a large number of street people. There is some nicely preserved architecture but too many false fronts that ruin the 'village' feel they have been trying to achieve since the 80s. Do go for destination shopping (music, games, comics) (Whalesbone restaurant almost makes it... More 

Thank Anthony F
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149 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Definitely many colourful people around. You never get bored people watching. I kinda cringe though if I have to walk the whole stretch after dark.

Thank OttawaBigSexy
Akron, Ohio
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462 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I have gained some personal confidence for exploring what is a complicated city for me by walking along this street back and forth from Wellington to Gladstone more than once during the same visit that become a seminal moment for me to get to know Ottawa once and for all. Ottawa is not an easy city for me to get... More 

Thank GiudoLocattelli
Parry Sound, Canada
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312 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I visited Ottawa on Labour Day weekend and walked down Bank st on Sunday and most things were closed up and overall it wasn't a great feeling walking around. It looks like it was a great place to shop and eat at one time but it has definitely seen better days. With all the stuff to do in Ottawa, i... More 

1 Thank klein3
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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994 reviews
460 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Walking around the area we saw many shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Quite a busy area of Ottawa. OK for walking, window shopping and people watching.

Thank Edwin F
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

A good place to explore a diversity of shops at the heart of the Ottawa citymany retauants, Banks, shops with differet specialities available here.

1 Thank Jariya
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Most times of the year this area is well maintained. Many places to duck into for a quick coffee. This is "the Village" area offering much to the open mind. Just off on Flora Street is the very best vintage clothing shop in the city, Ragtime.

Thank Leona S

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