About Kanata and the Ottawa Area

The Ottawa Area

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, with a population of more than one million people, featuring impressive national sites and famous landmarks. It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries.

Ottawa is a destination alive with celebration, beginning each year with February’s Winterlude, continuing through May’s Tulip Festival, and heating up July 1st with the biggest Canada Day celebration in the country.

This city is a uniquely beautiful place: an urban centre on the edge of nature where you can enjoy the great outdoors nearby. There’s an easy cosmopolitan vibe here, and Ottawa is known for being both welcoming and walkable. Distinctive neighbourhoods include the historic ByWard Market: by day this area boasts a bustling farmers’ market and chic shops, by night it hums with activity at the restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.  This is also a city that enjoys the finer things in life: a culinary community, unique boutiques and shopping districts, a lively local music and art scene, and always exciting nightlife.

This is Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

(Information obtained from www.ottawatourism.ca)



Kanata is one of the largest suburbs of Ottawa,located about 22 km west of the city’s downtown. As of 2016, Kanata had a population of 90,806 and growing rapidly.  Before it was amalgamated into Ottawa in 2001, it was one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and the fastest growing community in Eastern Ontario.  It is a planned community and an important hi-tech centre, often referred to as Silicon Valley North.

Kanata boasts extensive shopping and recreation destinations, including several world class golf courses, and the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators.