Welcome to Ottawa
Canada's Capital Region
Relocating to Ottawa? You've come to the right place, we'll help you understand the layout of the city and the features of each area.
Ottawa is home to Canada's federal government and a large portion of the workforce are civil servants. To the west the suburb of Kanata is home to Ottawa's high-tech sector, often referred to as "Silicon Valley North".
Take a look at some of the great sights and locations in Ottawa
Discover Canada in One City thru the Come To Ottawa website presented by The City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Board of Trade, Invest Ottawa, and Ottawa Tourism that highlights how we Live, Work, Invest, and Play in Ottawa.
To get a feel for the different neighbourhoods of Ottawa take a look at these WalkScore® maps of the city, and check out the different neighbourhoods throughout the town via Ottawa Neighbourhood Study or read our writeup's on Urban, Sub-Urban, and Rural Ottawa communities.
A few of the key questions people relocating to Ottawa usually ask are related to schools, crime and travel time.
To determine what school your children would attend;
Grade Kindergarten - 8 school locator
Grade 9 - 12 school locator
and see how they rank compared across Ontario.
To view the Ottawa Police
Visit CrimeReports and enter "Ottawa"
To see how long your travel time by car, transit, bike or walking you can use the interactive travel time map from Google, just click on enter one location such as the home address you're considering or your work address. Then click the directions button and enter the other end of your trip.
For more information on Ottawa's Transit System; OC Transpo
Check out the current travel map & travel planner.