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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful falls and park! Took a picnic lunch then climbed on the rocks. Great enjoyable day for the whole family. Not much parking though if it is busy.

Thank David C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It`s a nice place to relax and hangout on the rocks in the sun. The falls are powerful and lots of fine mist on a hot day. Theer are trails all along the river.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a stunning falls & rapids with a walkway where you are covered with mist from the churning waters.There is a large rock face where you can sit in the sun and watch the wild waters wend their way down. It is nature at...More

Thank 614Johnt614
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I like this place as it shows the issue that the builders of the Rideau Canal had to deal with. The geology on the west side is very interesting as well.

1  Thank saskactor
Reviewed 7 August 2017

One of the many places in Ottawa dominated by water and greenery. Great playground nearby for kids - Mooney's Bay.

1  Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 27 July 2017

First, we were surprised when we found that Hog's Back Falls were right in Ottawa. Second, we loved the fact that it was free! We enjoyed wandering around the trails on the sides of the falls and took some nice photos. Recommended.

1  Thank davemacuser
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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