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 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 toas "Silicon Valley North".
Keith Bray gives you a little insight on Military Relocation to 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.
If you're curious what recreation facilities, parks, libraries, scools and developments are going on in t the area visit In My Neighbourhood, an interactive map created by the City of Ottawa.
You can see what's for sale in these areas from our Community Homes for Sale page or Ottawa Map Search.
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 your 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; OCTranspo
Check out the current travel map & travel planner.