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Bayshore–Britannia

Bayshore–Britannia Fast Facts

  • Population: 29,395
  • Size: 11.63 sq. km
  • Avg. household income: $80,030
  • Number of homes: 12,825
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 14 km west
  • Who’s building: No major projects

Boundaries

The Ottawa River to the north, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the transitway to the east and Rifle Road to the west. The southern boundary follows the Queensway (Hwy. 417) to Moodie Drive before turning north to Carling Avenue. 

map of the Ottawa community of Bayshore-Britannia
Illustration: Dwight MacPherson / Source: Google Maps, StatCan

Summary

Comprising the neighbourhoods of Bayshore, Crystal Beach, Crystal Bay, Lakeview Park, Fairfield Heights, Britannia, Lincoln Heights and Queensway Terrace, this area boasts some of the most accessible riverfront areas in the city, including Andrew Haydon Park, the Nepean Sailing Club, Britannia Park and Britannia Beach and the Britannia Yacht Club.

It combines extremes of residents, from waterfront mansions to Ottawa Community Housing, and everything in between. As one of the areas closest to the Department of National Defence headquarters at Carling Avenue and Moodie Drive, it’s already seeing increased interest in its housing stock.

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Amenities are plenty, including multiple shopping centres — Bayshore and Lincoln Fields — the Coliseum theatre complex and more.

Full profile coming soon.

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Transit options

The community is well-served by the Transitway, which now extends to Moodie Drive, as well as multiple bus routes that use both Bayshore Shopping Centre and Lincoln Fields as hubs. Light Rapid Transit is coming, but it is not expected for some time.

The Queensway, Carling Avenue, Richmond Road and Moodie Drive are key driving routes in the area.

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Cycling trails
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