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Nepean Point

380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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Still under repair.

A great vantage point for photos. But much of the hill is closed (the Astrolabe Theatre). The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
C L
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Ottawa, Canada
Views over the river and beyond

There is a steep climb to get to the point, but it is well worth the effort as you get amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mouseHerts
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Lookout offering a beautiful view of the city and a commemorative statue of Canada's founder, Samuel de Champlain.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
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380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great vantage point for photos. But much of the hill is closed (the Astrolabe Theatre). The Point is completely closed in the winter because the NCC does not do snow removal on the walkway. Other things to see on the hill are some artworks...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a steep climb to get to the point, but it is well worth the effort as you get amazing views over the river and beyond.

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were enjoying the trail on the opposite side of the Ottawa locks and saw this point. Not until the next day when we were visiting the National Gallery that we found out this hidden gem. It is right behind the Gallery. Only a short...More

1  Thank 2travelhonies
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you think it is just a hill behind the gallery , you're wrong. It's the point. If you are planning to drop by Ottawa area, I highly recommend including this to your iternary. Don't miss this great view.

Thank mosq
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Access to Nepean Point is behind the National Gallery which is why I suggest that you combine the two in one go. From Nepean Point one has an un-interrupted view of the Gatineau River, The Museum of History on the Gatineau, Quebec side and the...More

1  Thank Grimsbybud
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nice walk destination. Good views, nice pictures. Usually not too busy. May be a bit colder. Easily accessible for anyone willing to walk up a small hill.

Thank frederiquelaniel93
Reviewed 26 June 2017

From this point you overlook the river and the beautifully located parliament. From the Rideau canal locks to this point is a nice walk. The Ottawa Art Gallery is very near and also the cathedral.

Thank Gijsbert V
Reviewed 25 May 2017

You would spent little time here, it overlooks the Ottawa River to Gatineau, Quebec. Good for pictures.

Thank Crossbow0106
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Moloch2689
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