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On a canal walk with a break for beverages and sustenance

A summer day, on their deck overlooking the lake, appetizers and local beer. Living the dream... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Take a break and Enjoy

Take a break order a drink or a light lunch as you take in the views of Dow's lake, the flowers and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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“tulip festival”(33 reviews)
“boat rentals”(6 reviews)
“life jackets”(4 reviews)
Large pavilion on Dows Lake with restaurants and a marina that serves as a year-round recreational center.
1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K7, Canada
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
+1 613-232-1001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must to see and take in during the Ottawa Tulip Festival with it's many bright colorful tulips and vendors within. Located on the Rideau River with great restaurants and boats to rent, etc. It's like being in Holland during the Keukenhoff time.

Thank George M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A summer day, on their deck overlooking the lake, appetizers and local beer. Living the dream! Nice service and seating for our party of 10. Walked back to our Glebe B&Bs afterward.

Thank jwagka
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Take a break order a drink or a light lunch as you take in the views of Dow's lake, the flowers and grren lawns all around. Quiet fun.

Thank hubsaum
Reviewed 27 August 2018

we tend to come down and walk around taking in the scenic view, a great place to eat, there are 2 restaurants I believe, we tend to go to Mexi's. Kayak, conoe and board rentals are available, i would say the only downfall is there...More

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I walked through this park many times, but I have never been there during Tulip Festival. It was always nice walk there. There are many trees, flower-beds, benches, a lot of squirels and geese. People are walking around with dogs, do exercise or jogging. View...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This is a favourite spot in Ottawa for me as I enjoy going for walks along Dows Lake and looking at the tulips during the tulip festival each year. The Pavillion itself is home to a few places to eat as well paddle boat rentals.

Thank Stirling B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Nature in the city centre. Beautiful area, great for picnics, walk, biking. Consider visiting in May when the tulips are in bloom.

Thank pixie390
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We brought out own kayak to go on a short tour of the canals / lake area. We were surprised to learn that this launching off point was free for use (near the kayak rental area are some steps you can set off at). The...More

Thank Kyle N
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We rented single kayaks. Nice calm water. Very helpful staff. Not too expensive, about $20 per hour.

Thank lzita
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I would highly recommend going there during Tulip Season when the flowers are in full bloom. The place feels like a dreamland with its vast expanse of tulip gardens. You can get a paddle boat or a canoe to take out onto the lake from...More

Thank ArbeeB
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