21 Best Places to Watch the Sunset Ottawa Style

The Canadian capital of Ottawa, located on the banks of the Ottawa River in southeastern Ontario, is probably not the first place that pops into your mind when you hear the word “sunset.”

If you are planning on traveling to Ottawa anytime soon, watching the sunset over this friendly city should definitely be on your bucket list. Here are the best places to catch a stunning sunset in Ottawa.

Catch the last bit of sun along one of the bike paths as the sunsets over Dows Lake. You can also enjoy the sunset from the patios at one of the restaurants at the Dows Lake Pavilion.

Dows Lake


You can enjoy the sunset across from Dows Lake in the Arboretum, where you can enjoy a sunset picnic and sprawling views of the garden.

The Arboretum


Major’s Hill Park never disappoints when it comes to outstanding views. Enjoy a picnic in the park or grab a seat outdoors at the popular Tavern on the Hill. Savor a drink and a gourmet hotdog, while you watch the sunset over the Ottawa River.

Major’s Hill Park 


Britannia Beach is a favorite amongst locals to catch the sunset at the end of a busy day. This large beach has plenty of room for sunset lovers.

Britannia Beach


Along the Ottawa River lies the Andrew Haydon Park, a family friendly waterfront green space with bike. Take an evening stroll or relax on the grass as you watch the sky turn into a vivid painting.

Andrew Haydon Park


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