Ottawa’s neighbourhoods and countryside

Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, has a lively urban atmosphere within a relaxed natural setting. Just beyond the walkable city centre, you’ll find a variety of neighbourhoods that exude local charm.

Eat your way through the city at Ottawa’s many great restaurants, find one-of-a-kind treasures at the independently owned boutiques, sip on your new favourite coffee or cool off with a locally made frozen treat.

Explore Ottawa’s many vibrant neighbourhoods below!


ByWard Market Square
ByWard Market neighbourhood and Rideau Street
The ByWard Market neighbourhood boasts many boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and bars making it a must-visit destination.
Elgin street
Elgin Street and the Golden Triangle
What to see and do on Ottawa’s Elgin Street.
The Centretown stretch of Bank Street just south of Parliament Hill seamlessly blends diverse businesses with Ottawa’s Village, home to Ottawa’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Sparks Street BIA - Busker Festival
Sparks Street
One block south of Parliament Hill, historic and pedestrian Sparks Street is nestled in the hustle and bustle of Ottawa’s urban core.

Urban areas

Lansdowne, Glebe
Glebe and Old Ottawa South
Visit the Glebe neighbourhood in Ottawa for great restaurants, shopping boutiques and green spaces.
Somerset Street Chinatown BIA
Ottawa’s Chinatown is a multicultural community bursting with flavour, art, street festivals and more. Explore the many restaurants and shops in this neighbourhood.
Mural - Little Italy - Preston BIA
Little Italy
What to see and do in Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood and Preston Street.
Wellington West
Wellington West
Come to Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood for top-tier dining, nightlife, farmers’ market, and shopping experiences.
Westboro Village BIA
Westboro Village
Explore Ottawa’s Westboro Village for restaurants, boutiques and more.
Vanier BIA
Vanier is a historically French-Canadian neighbourhood just a few kilometres east of downtown Ottawa.
Vimy Memorial Bridge
South of the Greenbelt and west of the Rideau River is the community of Barrhaven, a bustling destination for shopping, business and entertainment.
Heart of Orleans BIA
Heart of Orléans
The Heart of Orléans is a district in the established suburb of Orléans, just east of downtown Ottawa, known for its multicultural vibe and strong francophone presence.
Kanata Central BIA Patios
Kanata Central
Located in the suburb of Kanata west of downtown Ottawa, the Kanata Central area is a one-stop-location for all your lifestyle needs.


Watson's Mill, Photo(s): Phil Renaud, City of Ottawa/Ville d'Ottawa
Manotick Village
Experience the quaint charm of Manotick – a country-side getaway within the city of Ottawa.
Carp Fair
Carp Village
Explore Carp Village’s vibrant restaurants, cafes, pubs, local boutiques and events.

Explore Ottawa’s neighbourhoods

Tavern on the Falls
Great patios by Ottawa neighbourhood
Looking for the ultimate patio spot in Ottawa? Check out some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with outdoor spaces, by neighbourhood.
Maker House
Shop like a local in Ottawa
Locally-owned shops throughout Ottawa’s vibrant neighbourhoods are the perfect places to get much-needed retail therapy. They carry quality…
Interzip Rogers
Water, Earth, Air: Incredible outdoor summer activities in Ottawa
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all the beauty the Ottawa region has to offer.

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