Wellington West

Wellington West

Wellington West is one of Ottawa’s trendiest neighbourhoods. Encapsulating both Wellington West Village and Hintonburg, this walkable neighbourhood is perfect for shopping, dining out and exploring.

Food + Drinks

The Wellington West neighbourhood can be counted on for a guaranteed good time when it comes to mouth-watering cuisine and creative cocktails and brews.

Head to Hintonburg for French-inspired fare at Absinthe Café and indulge in tasty treats at Stubbe Chocolates, Little Jo Berry’s, A Thing for Chocolate and SuzyQ Doughnuts.

Check out Tooth and Nail Brewing Company for local craft beer, The Hintonburg Public House for elevated pub fare and drinks and Tennessy Willems for unique wood-fired pizza.

Foodie favourites include Canadian cuisine at Stofa, seafood-focused Supply and Demand, decadent brunch at Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner and Montreal-style bagels at the Bagelshop.

Arts + Culture

Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood is bursting with a vibrant arts and culture scene. With a staple art gallery, NAK Gallery, as well as plenty of stunning outdoor murals by talented artists, you can easily dive into the world of arts and culture in this exciting neighbourhood.

Outdoor activities

Dotted with parks and green spaces, Wellington West boasts the quaint Hintonburg Park (featuring a splash pad) and Parkdale Park (featuring numerous sculptures). Just on the outskirts of the neighbourhood you’ll also find Somerset Square Park. Step outside and enjoy the fresh air at one of these charming parks!


With a variety of eclectic boutiques, knick knack shops and furniture stores, shopping in Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood is an exciting adventure.

Find the clothing you’re looking for at Flock Boutique, Victoire Boutique, Motif! Boutique, Flamingo Boutique and Trove Fashion. Get your next piece of furniture at Blueprint Home or Maker House Co. And peruse knick knacks at Kindred Shop and Studio.

From May to November 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. you can experience the Parkdale Public Market seven days a week! Stock up on everything you need, from groceries to goodies at Ottawa’s second oldest farmers’ market.


Experience the exciting nightlife of the Wellington West neighbourhood — boasting an array of pubs and cocktail bars.

Grab a pint and some bites at The Third, The Royal Oak and O’Connells Irish Pub. Challenge a friend to a game of bowling at West Park Bowling. And treat yourself to craft cocktails at Bar Lupulus, Absinthe and 10fourteen.

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How to get to Wellington West

Discover businesses in Wellington West

Absinthe Café
Absinthe Café
Established in 2003, Absinthe, is renowned for its commitment to fine food.
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Brewing beers for locals in the heart of Ottawa since 2012. This is a taproom and patio serving craft beer, wine, cider and BBQ.
Escape Manor
Escape Manor
Choose a themed escape room to get locked into with friends and try to puzzle your way out of it—before the clock runs out.
Hello Dolly Pastries
Hello Dolly Pastries
Hintonburg bakery where you can sample mouthwatering treats while embracing diversity, creativity and community spirit.
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Stofa Restaurant
Stofa represents a place of warmth and comfort where guests can gather to eat, drink, and be amongst friends.
Stubbe Chocolates
Stubbe Chocolates
At the Stubbe Chocolates shops we invite you to experience truffles, tortes, pastries and sweets, all created on the premises, according to the high standards of the German Konditorei.

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Find more businesses on the Wellington West BIA website.

Upcoming events in Wellington West

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Colour Blind - Show by DAWD
Join the Urban Art Collective for a colourful exhibition, "Colour Blind," featuring the captivating work of colour blind artist DAWD. Experience a…
Parkdale Night Market
Parkdale Night Market
Expanding the offerings of the market to new producers and growers with distinct products, the Night Market is an opportunity to interact with the…
Parkdale Public Market
Parkdale Public Market
Experience the joy and excitement of 100 years of Parkdale Market at our grand opening celebration! Join for a day filled with festivities suitable…
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Urban Art Collective Hintonburg Night Market
Stroll through the Hintonburg Night Market to pickup local eats, treats and all things handmade. Sit back, relax, eat and be entertained by local…
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Vegans Who Snack Food & Art Festival
A night of small business and snacks! Support over 50 small businesses including restaurants, bakeries, ice cream, self care products, flowers, art…

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