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Nepean Point

380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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Challenging to find but worth it!

We had a hard time finding Nepean Point because I was trying to map it from the car; it is only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DebAE
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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful view

Great lookout point. It’s quite a hike up a sort of steel hill, so be ready for that. Some art... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Brewolig
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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380 Sussex Drive | Overlooking the Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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"samuel de champlain"
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"alexandra bridge"
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"national gallery"
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"ottawa river"
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"panorama view"
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"a great vantage point"
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"entire area"
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"parliament building"
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"rideau canal"
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"nice place to visit"
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"nice walk"
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"astrolabe"
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"quebec"
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"peak"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hard time finding Nepean Point because I was trying to map it from the car; it is only accessible on foot. However once we found it, the view is amazing! It is tucked behind/above the art museum and we were lucky enough...More

2  Thank DebAE
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great lookout point. It’s quite a hike up a sort of steel hill, so be ready for that. Some art pieces nearby also.

Thank Brewolig
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nepean Point offers an amazing view of the entire Parliament and some other city landmarks. So if you are Instagram obsessed, then you should be heading there!

Thank Ada_Ubrezi
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Marvellous view, nice for picture taking. Unfortunately the walkway to the top was closed due to slippery/ icy conditions. But was good enough to take some pictures overlooking the river and the parliament building

Thank Gass1
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

From here you can see Quebec and a great view of downtown. You just cant beat this view. Its simply amazing. If your in the area, then you need to check it out.

Thank Nicholas P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the best views of Ottawa and the Parliament building, and 360 degrees across the whole city. There's a statue to Samuel de Champlain at the peak, and an amphitheatre (not accessible at the time of our visit). You access from the Museum of...More

Thank RetiredBritz
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

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
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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
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