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Hog's Back Falls

Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mooney's bay” (30 reviews)
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Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Nice falls surrounded by parks and pathways. Kids enjoyed the park on the other side of the road, and the stand nearby had ice cream!

Thank cvanwalraven
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The falls are just a few minutes outside of the city and are a beautiful site to behild. They are small but well placed in a beautiful park and accessible via a very short walk from the car-park (which is free for a short time).

Thank Kennybax
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is like going to a beautiful waterfall--but it's in a city--not out in the country. You have to take the time to walk around and down on the rock formations.

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 3 October 2017

growing up in the area this falls was actually relocated in the early 20 century. site back watch the water and watch your stress levels subside. walk the trails through the park or ride your bike to the down town area. or walk over to...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have visited this site both summer and winter. Just a pretty little surprise in the middle of the city. There's a nice little park as well. A neat little place to visit

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Pleasant to walk through and lots of areas to just sit and relax and many that are fun to explore and search out on your own.

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A must visit! The beautiful Falls are well worth a visit. Ignore the concrete damn and concentrate on the rock formations and several Falls. So pretty. Parking very close by. Toilet facilities near car park.

Thank AHe4
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful. The parks surrounding the area are amazing. The area exhibits what every urban park system should strive to be.

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

It is easy to forget that these falls are right in the city of Ottawa.. the other waterways are so tranquil, but these falls literally take my breath away. We saw them in the summer this time, but every season has it's own delights.. In...More

Thank Elsie R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Happened to stop by this place and very happy we did. Great place for pictures of the falls and relaxing on the banks of the river. Good habitat for bird watching as well.

Thank signupscott
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6 July 2015|
Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
No this is a free park. It is mainly used for playing with kids or your dog. There are public washrooms and usually food vendors. At certain days of the week you will find a fitness group called "Warriors of fitness" doing... More