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Ottawa’s Top 5 Scenic Bike Paths

The best way to explore Ottawa is by bike! You can enjoy nature, meander along the river, barbecue at the park or swim in the lake!

Ottawa’s Scenic Bike Paths:

Leamy Lake Pathway

Lake Leamy Photo From: National Capital Commission

Leamy Lake Park in Gatineau is the largest urban park in region with 174-hectares to enjoy.

Voyageurs Pathway

Voyageurs Pathway Photo from

Voyage along the northern side of the Ottawa River and take in the breathtaking views of Parliament. Take break to visit the Canadian Museum of History.

Experimental Farm Pathway

Experimental Farm Trail from Ontario Trailslcom

Mostly flat with a few hills, this is a pleasant, leisurely ride with calming scenery. Take a break to stop in the Canada Agriculture Museum.


Ottawa River Pathway

Ottawa River Pathway Photo from: Ontario Trails

This This 31-kilometre pathway flows along side the Ottawa River and passes a number of Ottawa’s attractions including Canadian War Museum, and Parliament Hill


Rideau Canal Western and Eastern Pathways

Photo from: National Capital Commission

On the western pathways, take time to smell the tulips as you pass through Commissioners Park and its wonderful flower displays. On the eastern pathways, stop to have a picnic or barbecue at one of the nice picnic areas in Vincent Massey Park.

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