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Hog's Back Falls

Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Beautiful 60-foot waterfall where the Rideau River and Rideau Canal part.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mooney's bay” (31 reviews)
“rideau river” (24 reviews)
“spring runoff” (4 reviews)
Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
Hog's Back Road | at Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely litte easy hike close to downtown. Nice afternoon spent with family, easy to take picnic and spend the day.

Thank heathk7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed an Uber as slightly out of the way from downtown, and it was worth the trip. Unfortunately, the cafe was closed so no hot chocolate, but the falls are quite unique. Not sure if it is because of the snow all around, but it...More

Thank molswashere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in mid March! Very nice with all the frozen ice around the falls as the water was rushing around. It was a bit icy walking around the park near the falls but understandable as the mist from the falls freezes

Thank Chel1013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hogs Back Falls is an incredible piece of nature. Winter or Summer, this is a must when visiting Ottawa. Very easily accessible and such an awe-inspiring spectacle.

1  Thank darrenl538
Reviewed 1 December 2017

It is near a lot of other activities and a good place to enjoy a picnic near the locks. Quiet and plenty of areas to relax.

Thank LuluOttawa60
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I love visiting Hogs Back Falls. There are plenty of walking areas, and once you cross the road you'll see the huge new play park in Mooney's Bay. Unfortunately the public washrooms are closed in the fall (I'm not sure about the spring), so make...More

1  Thank Chelsea K
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Nice falls surrounded by parks and pathways. Kids enjoyed the park on the other side of the road, and the stand nearby had ice cream!

Thank cvanwalraven
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The falls are just a few minutes outside of the city and are a beautiful site to behild. They are small but well placed in a beautiful park and accessible via a very short walk from the car-park (which is free for a short time).

Thank Kennybax
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is like going to a beautiful waterfall--but it's in a city--not out in the country. You have to take the time to walk around and down on the rock formations.

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 2 October 2017

growing up in the area this falls was actually relocated in the early 20 century. site back watch the water and watch your stress levels subside. walk the trails through the park or ride your bike to the down town area. or walk over to...More

Thank Mike G
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5 July 2015|
Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
No this is a free park. It is mainly used for playing with kids or your dog. There are public washrooms and usually food vendors. At certain days of the week you will find a fitness group called "Warriors of fitness" doing... More