- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert tip:
There are free activities on Canada Day, during the Canadian Tulip Festival and throughout the summer.
- Originally named Colonel's Hill in honor of Colonel John By, the architect of the Rideau Canal, this park was renamed after Colonel By was replaced by a major. Established in 1874, the park offers a panoramic view of several major attractions, including Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Canada and Notre-Dame Basilica. It's also the location of Colonel By's original home, or at least its foundation, as well as a statue of the city's founding father. The park is located along Mackenzie Avenue, directly behind the Fairmount Chateau Laurier Hotel. For security reasons, visit during the daylight hours.
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