Ottawa is a vibrant, safe and youthful city, containing a diverse and eclectic mix of neighbourhoods. While perhaps a bit sleepier than metropolises like Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, life in Ottawa will still give you access to excellent restaurants, sporting events, plenty of green space, and a bumping nightlife.
Best of all, Ottawa offers all of this for a fraction of the costs seen in many other Canadian cities.
In this article we outline some of the most talked about Ottawa neighbourhoods for those thinking of moving to Canada’s capital. Keep in mind that figuring out which part of Ottawa is right for you may take a while, so you might want to consider putting off a long-term commitment until you have arrived in Ottawa and seen more of the city.
Learn more about Ottawa neighbourhoods, culture, and settlement across our other guides and resources:
- Living in Ottawa
- About Ottawa
- Things to do in Ottawa
- Sport and recreation in Ottawa
- New to Ottawa community forum
Ottawa neighbourhoods guide
Find out which Ottawa neighbourhoods are more affordable, how far they are from the downtown core, and who you might find are new neighbours, plus a landmark and hidden gem for each profiled neighbourhood of Ottawa!
Click on any Ottawa neighbourhood name in the left column below to learn even more.