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Picturesque waterfall that is especially pretty when lit up at night.
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1 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth visiting. Close proximity to parking. Took some nice pictures. You can see and feel the sheer power of water plunging over the falls.

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and get a picture with the falls in the background. There are benches available also so that you can just relax and take in the view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Among the numerous parks and walking trails all over the greater Ottawa area, Rideau Falls ranks as one of the interesting. Its scenic trails twist and wind around the dramatic falls, affording visitors places to revel in the beauty of the falls or relax in...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rideau falls are only small-ish, but well worth the wander out of the city centre to find them, mesmerising to watch and set in a pleasant place to wander around.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work near here and like to sometimes walk over after work to relax. The falls and the area around the falls is peaceful and because it is out of the way not a lot of tourists. Sometimes there is a bike or two as...More

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What amazing beauty! Something everyone should see. My husband and I love waterfalls and this one didn’t disappoint! If you enjoy waterfalls, you will love this one!

Thank lindasA9006QL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we went to look at these falls, I was expecting more. Still, it’s nice to see and a pleasant walk out to work off some of those fried breakfasts that have been eaten lately. See how they adjust the level of the river here...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just found that this beautiful spot now has a grill and bar--great comfortable seats looking at the falls and the ottawa river-every kind of hot dog you could ever imagine starting at 3.50$

Thank varaderomom
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Taken alone the falls are nice, but when experienced as part of the river cruise, they are much better. "The sum is greater than the parts."

Thank Traveler2AM
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Nice to see nature preserved in the mist of a large city. Great lawns and trails to observe. Back drop was inspiring

Thank Grahme W
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