Discover Ottawa

Welcome to the beautiful city of Ottawa

Ottawa is Canada’s capital and fourth-largest urban region in Canada; a compact, clean city with more than one million people of which around %66 percent live in Ottawa and %34 percent live in neighboring municipalities. Ottawa is located in Ontario and borders Gatineau, Quebec, therefore, you can find English and French are widely spoken in the city.

Ottawa was founded in 1826 and named Bytown after Lieutenant Colonel John By, the engineer of the Rideau Canal until it was renamed to Ottawa by Queen Victoria in 1855, and then declared the capital city of Canada in 1857. Since then Ottawa has evolved to be a center of culture and politics of Canada.

Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to world-class museums, national sites, landmarks, galleries, and festivals including the Rideau Canal (The world’s longest skating rink and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Canadian Nature Museum, and the National Aviation Museum, Byward Market, Winterlude, Tulip Festival, Dragon boat festival, and many local and international festivals.

According to the Conference Board of Canada; Ottawa is one of six cities in the country receiving top marks for attracting newcomers, Ottawa ranked well in four key categories: Society, education, innovation, and economy amongst other cities.

Quality of Life

In 2016 MoneySense Magazine ranked Ottawa the best place to live in Canada. With a strong economy and high average income, Ottawa ranks #1 as the best place to live for newcomers to Canada and the city is also amongst the top best cities in Canada for being pedestrian and transit-friendly.

Climate

Ottawa offers 4 distinct seasons and has a sunny climate, with colder winters than Toronto

Multicultural

Ottawa has a rich ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity with strong economy, therefore, the city has emerged to be the second largest destination for immigrants to Ontario, after Toronto, and is a major attractor of Francophone newcomers.

Bilingual

According to the most recent population census, approximately half of Ottawa and the surrounding region’s population is Anglophone, while a third is Francophone. Nearly half of the residents – combining Ottawa and Gatineau – speak both English and French.

Public Transportation

To get around the city, there are three public transportation that you can use:

For more information on walking, cycling, driving and public transportation and also Ottawa’s many parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails you may visit the City of Ottawa website.For more information on walking, cycling, driving and public transportation and also Ottawa’s many parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails you may visit the City of Ottawa website.

For more information on walking, cycling, driving and public transportation and also Ottawa’s many parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails you may visit the City of Ottawa website.For more information on walking, cycling, driving and public transportation and also Ottawa’s many parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails you may visit the City of Ottawa website.

Walking and cycling

For more information on walking, cycling, driving and public transportation and also Ottawa’s many parks and hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and nature trails you may visit the City of Ottawa website.

Housing

The CMHC – Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing provides you with necessary information about renting or buying a home in Ottawa. You can also visit the links below to find out more about Ottawa neighbourhoods:
Education

The city has two main universities and one college:

University of Ottawa

Carleton University

Algonquin College 

How you can get to Ottawa?

Ottawa is easily accessible by air, rail, or road.

By air: You can visit the Ottawa international airport website (YOW) for information about the airport and check daily flights into Ottawa.

By train: Ottawa’s VIA Rail terminal is centrally located, and you can visit their website to book your travel to Ottawa.

By bus: The City’s bus terminal is located near the downtown area and offers transportation services by Greyhound Canada and Voyageur Colonial.

By car: You may visit www.Maps.google.ca for directions by road and search the ways you can get around the city by car.

Frequently Asked Questions

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