Garden of the Provinces & Territories, Ottawa

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The Garden of the Provinces and Territories (French: Jardins des provinces et des territoires) is a 4-acre (1.6 ha) site along Confederation Boulevard in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's capital city. It is bounded by the Sparks Street escarpment on the south, Wellington Street on the west and north, and Bay Street to the east between Christ Church Cathedral and the Library and Archives Canada. It was officially opened on September 25, 1962, as a western gateway to the Parliament Buildings. The park was renamed from "Garden of the Provinces" on October 6, 2005 to recognize and include Canada's three territories. Scott Brison, then the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, officially renamed the park.


In December 2015, the federal government requested that the National Capital Commission approve the garden as the site of the proposed Memorial to the Victims of Communism rather than its previously approved site, a plot of land by the Supreme Court of Canada building.
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  • Every Day our provinces and territories are represented in this garden. My wife and I spent many moments there on our visit to the safest and most perfectly planned capital in the world!! We will...  more »
  • We visited on a very hot, bright sunny day so welcomed the shade of the towering evergreen trees. The garden was smaller than I expected from having read reviews and tourist descriptions. Still, glad....  more »
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  • I love this quiet and peaceful park in the city. Worth checking out.
  • Nice garden with fountains. A quiet shady spot to eat lunch.
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