A breathtaking, panoramic view of Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 29 April 2013 14:04
Ottawa is a gorgeous city year round, but becomes even more beautiful when the spring and summer months take hold. From the Canadian Tulip Festival in May, which graces the city with millions of bulbs, to the Rideau Canal's foliage blossoming throughout the later spring months and early portions of the summer, visitors to Canada should plan a trip to the nation's capital for a walking tour in the warm seasons.
Bicyclists will be treated to endless miles of pathways through and around the city, many of which have some of the most breathtaking views in all of Ontario. Nature lovers and photography enthusiasts should set aside a few days to take in all the views Ottawa has to offer, and have their walking shoes ready for a long and wondrous hike.
One of the most historic and beautiful points of interest in all of Ottawa is Nepean Point, which offers a panoramic view of Canada's Capital Region. Nestled on St. Patrick Street behind the National Gallery of Canada, this area sits on 1.27 hectares of land, and was constructed for the nation's centennial celebration in 1967.
Nepean Point offers an outstanding view of Canada's political hub and a statue of legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain sits at its peak.
A hop, skip and jump away
After taking in the breathtaking views at Nepean Point, travellers should consider taking the short walk across St. Patrick Street to Major Hill's Park. This park is a hub for events in the city, and will host some of the celebrations for Canada Day on July 1.