Rideau Canal, War Memorial, Love Lock Bridge, Rideau Canal Locks, the Glebe, Lansdowne Park, Arboretum, Dow’s Lake, Little Italy, Ottawa River, province of Quebec, Museum of History, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, National Gallery of Canada, Byward Market and Parliament Hill.
Starting point: 65 Sparks
We will stop at major attractions for 5-10 minutes for sightseeing and taking pictures.
Rideau Canal Pathway, Experimental Farm Pathway, Voyageurs and Ottawa River pathways (or Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway)
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Take a bike ride to see Ottawa’s must-see spots and hidden gems in only 3-3.5 hours, with 95% of the route on bicycle paths.
Bicycling along the canal pathway, hear the history of the canal, followed by a short detour visit to Lansdowne park and the Glebe (neighborhood).
Cycling alongside the Rideau Canal see the spectacular Arboretum, Dow’s Lake and trendy Little Italy. Head back alongside the beautiful Ottawa River bike path (Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway) toward downtown Ottawa and appreciate the view of the city skyline and attractions over the flowing river. Pass by the War Museum then cross into the province of Quebec, stopping to enjoy a spectacular downtown view from the Museum of History terrace .
Cross back into Ontario through the scenic Alexandria bridge and see the National Gallery of Canada, Rideau Hall, Rideau Falls, Byward Market, and Parliament Hill.