Ottawa is a diverse city consisting of a multitude of neighbourhoods, each with their own perks. Here you can get a sampling of some of the many beautiful neighbourhoods Ottawa has for you to explore.
Centretown is the financial and political centre of Ottawa. The downtown business sector to the north transitions to the unique southern streets, characterized by beautifully restored Victorian homes on mature tree-lined sidewalks. Main routes, like Bank Street, provide more commercial space, but complement the area nicely with unique, eclectic shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a mosaic of original family homes, large Victorian mansions, newer infill, high and low rises and condominiums.
GLEBE AND OLD OTTAWA SOUTH
These two neighbourhoods showcase some of the cities most beautiful homes, built at the turn of the 20th century. The area is vibrant with restaurants, boutiques, independent stores and a close-knit community. The communities of the Glebe and Ottawa South are also surrounded by abundance of green space & waterways, such as the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World heritage site. And the new constructed Lansdowne Park has breathed new life into the area.
BYWARD MARKET / LOWERTOWN
The perfect blend of historic charm and modern living. Often called the heart of the city, the Byward Market has a wide range of eclectic shops, boutiques, artisan markets, museums, art galleries, nightclubs and trendy restaurants with secluded courtyards. Your calendar will always be full while living in the Byward Market.
HINTONBURG & WESTBORO
Trendy & vibrant communities located along the Ottawa River. With an increasingly lively street scene, these neighbourhoods are establishing themselves as a destination for food, shopping and nightlife. Getting its start in the late 19th century, Westboro was originally considered cottage country. Today, they are two of Ottawa’s most sought after communities. Surrounded by cycling trails and the whitewater of the Ottawa River, the modern comforts of downtown transition easily into a nature escape. These neighbourhoods are also easily accessed by major roads and public transit.
A suburban neighbourhood west of the city, it is home to many large family homes, retail, parks, hockey rinks, golf courses, schools and Canada’s largest technology park. Once called Silicon Valley North, the community is home to some to the world’s most innovative companies. Kanata also houses the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
Manotick is one of the city’s most scenic communities. Settled south of Ottawa, in the 1800’s the area was a large part of Ottawa’s historic logging industry. Manotick has all the charms of a small town with big city amenities. Specialty boutiques, art galleries, retails, cafe, pubs and restaurants are found throughout the area. Those who love the outdoors will get their fill with a wide array of fishing, boating and waterfront parks.