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12 Ottawa Spots Where You Can Catch A Spectacular Sunset Over The Water

You can never watch too many sunsets. 🌅
12 Places To See The Sunset In Ottawa Over The Water

Let's go where the sun kisses the waves. If you are forever dreaming of cotton-candy-coloured skies, here are the top places to watch a sunset in Ottawa.

It's hard to beat the time between the golden hour and when the sky bursts with vibrant colours. There is no shortage of spots around town to watch the setting sun, but the best sites are next to the water.

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To help you watch more sunsets than Netflix, here are all the places you'll want to see for yourself.

Britannia Beach

Price: Free

Address: Britannia Beach, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can relax after work by watching the sunset over the beach.

Parliament Hill

Price: Free

Address: 111 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is hard to beat a classic photo of the Peace Tower at sunset. While here, head to the hiking trail behind Parliament to get an extraordinary view of the Ottawa River.

Petrie Island Beach

Price: Free

Address: 795 Trim Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: After spending the day swimming, you can relax on the sandy beach and enjoy the pastel-coloured sky.

Rideau Canal

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: One dreamy photo spot is the Corktown Footbridge, as you can see the Fairmont Chateau Laurier reflected in the water.

Aylmer Marina

Price: Free

Address: 1 Rue Principale, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: There are so many places for photo opportunities, like the beach, among sailboats, and a cute lighthouse.

Tavern On The Falls

Price: 💸

Address: 1 John St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is hard to beat this outdoor patio, as you can sip cocktails next to a waterfall.

Remic Rapids

Price: Free

Address: Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can walk along the shoreline and see the balanced rock sculptures.

Westboro Beach

Price: Free

Address: 745 Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This beach is a favourite with locals. Head here in the early evening to watch the sky turn a brilliant shade of gold and ruby.

Andrew Haydon Park

Price: Free

Address: 3169 Carling Ave., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a romantic place to enjoy a picnic dinner overlooking the water.

Nepean Point

Price: Free

Address: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Behind the National Gallery Of Canada, you can find one of the best lookout points in the city.

Voyageurs Pathway

Price: Free

Address: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can walk on the path behind the Canadian Museum of History for a photo-worthy view of the Parliament.

Umbrella Bar

Price: 💸💸

Address: 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can grab a table on the patio overlooking the boats on Dow's Lake.

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