The 21 Greatest Sunset Viewing Spots in Ottawa

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 21 of 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


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


This large beach has plenty of room for sunset lovers. Grab an ice cream or beverage and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach as the sunsets.

Britannia Beach


Along the Ottawa River lies the Andrew Haydon Park, a family-friendly waterfront green space with bike paths, ponds, trees, a windmill, and picnic tables.

Andrew Haydon Park


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