Because everyone needs a break from the city sometimes. 🚗
Have you been going to Rideau and Prince of Wales Falls on repeat? Then it is time to plan a road trip to these secret waterfalls near Ottawa, as they are all less than three hours away from the city.
There is something for everyone, from longer treks for outdoor enthusiasts to short paths that will lead you to a breathtaking cascade in minutes.
Here are the six sights you'll want to see for yourself.
Chute de Plaisance
Price: $7 per person
Address: 200 Chemin Malo # 168, Plaisance, QC
Why You Need To Go: There is a short 1-kilometre trail that takes you to a waterfall that plunges down 63-metres.
Price: $8.70+ per person
Address: 100 Promenade Du-Parc-des-Chutes, Mansfield-et-Pontefract, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can go for a walk along the Coulonge River and enjoy a spectacular lookout over the water.
Address: 830 Chemin Paugan, Denholm, QC
Why You Need To Go: Following the 0.6-kilometre path from the parking lot, you'll reach a photo-worthy lookout over the falls.
Carbide Willson Falls
Price: Free admission (paid parking)
Address: Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: It is an easy forest hike to the falls and impressive Carbide Willson Ruins.
Address: 276 Chemin de l'Hôtel de Ville, Luskville, QC
Why You Need To Go: If you don't mind the challenge of climbing the steep 4.2-kilometre trail, you'll get to behold two impressive lookout points and a waterfall.
Address: 7 Mill St., Almonte, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can view the falls by following the Riverwalk in the heart of Almonte.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.