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National Capital Greenbelt

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Its Sets Ottawa Apart

Spent the summer in this beautiful city which stands out due to the natural green space that hugs... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Patrick S
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
One of the best things about Ottawa

So much green space in this city. Lots of biking, walking and hiking trails. Every city should... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Kemptville, Canada
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Dubbed the "emerald necklace," this rural landscape spans 200 square-kilometers of open space containing farms, forests, natural areas, recreational facilities, and public and private research complexes.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Spent the summer in this beautiful city which stands out due to the natural green space that hugs the river and the canal and more. There are parks galore and trails for walking and biking. The leadership in Ottawa way back when were visionary in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

So much green space in this city. Lots of biking, walking and hiking trails. Every city should strive to have a system like this. Makes Ottawa a special city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Darren5562
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Had a walk on the Greenbelt Trail while visiting friends in Nepean. Very nice trail to have a stroll on during the fall. The one end has the Black Rapids lock on the river. A nice surprise to see while on the walk.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We stumbled on this great area while wandering around the city. It is a beautiful oasis of green, walking paths, waterways and simple nature within the hustle and bustle of the city. Wish we had one here in our city

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MikeV57
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The green belt is a wonderful ring of countryside within the city limits. I think it's approximately two kilometres wide and contains trails, picnic areas and wildlife galore. This land should be preserved for future generations and any attemp to build on it or commercialise...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Footsloggers
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A fantastic free resource for Ottawans, along with the other parks and walking/bike routes in the city, but probably not something a traveller would come here to see. Trial maps are available online or from the tourist centre opposite parliament. Are you interested in flowers,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Martin F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice trail for relaxation and away from the city distortions. All year wonderland, summer and winter walks.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hassan A
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Don't thinking about all Greenhalt path are the same every they are very similar, search google first and see which one that you like to go. some of those can feed bird and some can feed deer.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank chinttong
Reviewed 26 October 2016

not too sure just where in the Ottawa area, but did a hike with local family, we my wife daughter and self, were so impressed with the fall colours, and the clossness to the city while still being in a most beautiful surroundings, wild life...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank James3146
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Most people do not even realize, that Canada`s Capital, Ottawa, has an real Greenbelt around its city

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Arno E
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Arezoo A
21 March 2017|
Response from James3146 | Reviewed this property |
yes the spring would be a great time, when the forest will be in bud, and young animals,