Explore Ottawa, ON

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. Located in the eastern portion of southern Ontario, this city borders Gatineau to create the National Capital Region and the name itself is a reference to the Ottawa River and the city’s Algonquin roots.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Water Views

Walkable

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Francophone

Fun facts

  • It is Canada’s fourth largest city with a quarter of its population born outside of Canada.

  • Every year the Dutch Royal Family sends tulips for the annual Canadian Tulip Festival.

  • The city has the largest natural skating rink in the world, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Ottawa is the fourth cleanest city in the world.

  • The city is home to 14 National Museums.

  • Ottawa boasts four professional sports teams, the Ottawa Senators (hockey), the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian football), the Ottawa Fury FC (soccer), and the Ottawa Champions (baseball).

  • Famous Ottawans include the author Margaret Atwood, the singer Alanis Morissette, and the actress Sandra Oh, the first woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globe awards.

What to expect

Living the capital, you’ll enjoy world-class entertainment, a vibrant culinary scene, and easy access to some of Canada’s most beloved cultural institutions.

What not to expect

To get away without shoveling! Ottawa is famous for its cold, snowy winters.