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Living in Ottawa

Ottawa – Beautiful, Natural and Welcoming

Widely considered to be one of the most scenic capital cities in the world, Ottawa is a bustling metropolitan area that close to one million people call home and, what a home it is. Ottawa offers something for everyone from urban charms to countryside delights.

 

Ottawa's rich array of services and natural treasures allow the citizens of this community to enjoy unparalleled health, comfort and economic security. In return, the people of Ottawa share a profound pride in, and affection for, their Capital -- its history and accomplishments, and its magnificent potential. A bilingual place to live and grow, Ottawa is ranked among the world’s most desirable cities to call home.


A Wide Variety of Activities 

Ottawa is home to an impressive choice of sporting options and nature parks that are sure to meet the needs of all sporting and outdoor enthusiasts. During the summer, you can take advantage of the many walking and hiking trails, including those in Gatineau Park as well as miles and miles of bike paths throughout the city. In the winter, you can head to nearby ski hills or lace up your skates and head over to world's longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal.

 

Culturally Captivating

With more than a dozen national museums and galleries, Ottawa's cultural institutions easily measure up to those in other world-class cities. A prime example is the National Gallery of Canada, a museum of international stature that carries the works of Canada's – and the world's – great masters. In Ottawa, each season brings a host of festivals and events that the whole family can enjoy. With such a wonderful array of year-round activities, living life to its fullest is easy in the National Capital Region!

 

Discover More

Find out even more about life in Ottawa by visiting these informative web sites:

City of Ottawa

Ottawa Tourism

National Capital Commission