We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
I discovered this little-known gem this summer. It is a nice place for a walk. You can see the Ottawa River including rapids, lots of geese and ducks, and probably some people fishing. It makes a good place for a picnic too. Don't even think...More
Not sure who takes care of this island but it was covered in garbage and looked uncared for. Went during the end of the heat wave / dry spell and the grass is basically dead as well (not that it can be helped), so overall...More
5 minutes from downtown, free parking, and a great place to take a walk, take pictures, or just sit and enjoy the view.
A greatplace for a picnic in warm weather, or pick up beavertails and a hot coffee and enjoy the views of Parliament...More
Stopped off to have a picnic lunch while on a bike trek around Ottawa. Very nice park. Lots of picnic tables. Watched people fishing and also some stand up surfing in the rapids. Very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
I spent the first 35 years of my life in Ottawa and never knew of Bates Island, but on my recent visit to my two sons, they took me to Bates Island...WOW.
Very peaceful, very pleasant.
We met some ladies feeding the geese, explored this...More
This Island is on the Champlain Bridge between Ontario & Quebec. Picnic tables with BBQ pits. Listen to the water flowing over the rapids. You can see the Parliament Buildings from here. Nothing commercial, just peaceful.
We drove here and the parking is really conveniently on the island. It's really small but don't let that stop you. The views are just gorgeous and the rapids (vary through the year) are great. It's a wonderful spot to stop and catch your breath...More