Discovering Ottawa's neighbourhoods

Along with being Canada’s capital, Ottawa is large: 2,760 square kilometres. It stretches along the Ottawa River from the edges of Arnprior in the west to just shy of Rockland in the east and south to the Rideau River near Kemptville.

The city has four distinct regions, including a central core located inside a band of largely undeveloped land known as the greenbelt. The population hit 934,243 in 2016; when combined with Gatineau, that makes it the fifth largest city in Canada.

Listed below are general descriptions of Ottawa’s key neighbourhoods. Population figures are taken from the most recently available Statistics Canada data. Check here for information from the city on things like recreational facilities, libraries, schools and even community gardens. Read more





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