Ottawa Surrounding Areas
The old city of Ottawa was amalgamated with the suburbs of Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, and the rural townships of West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn, along with the systems and infrastructure of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, to become one municipality.
Only a short distance from Canada’s capital city Ottawa, is the vibrant suburban community of Kanata. In 2001, Kanata amalgamated with the new City of Ottawa. Although the area is a bedroom community to its larger neighbour, it also has its own lively and growing business center. Once dominated by the agricultural industry, Ontario’s Kanata is now home to a variety of hi-tech employers. Along with a growing business culture, there are also many attractions to explore in the area. Kanata boasts a lively nightlife scene, with venues that range from energetic nightclubs to laid back restaurants, and plenty of family-friendly activities. Just a stones throw away is The Canadian Tire Centre which is home to the Ottawa Senators and it also holds the biggest shows and the best events that the nation’s capital has to offer.
Kanata has many sub-communities: Beaverbrook, Bridlewood, Glen Cairn, Harwood Plains Kanata, Kanata Lakes, Kanata West, Kanata Estates, Katimavik-Hazeldean, Lakeside, Malwood, Marchhurst, Marchwood, Morgan’s Grant, South March, South March Station, Strathearn and Town Centre (Kanata)
Link : http://www.kanatabeaverbrook.ca/
Kanata Lakes has several sports associations with regular activities, the most visible being the large golf clubs (one of them right in the middle of the town), the sailing club and the bicycle club. There is also Kanata Soccer, March Kanata Tennis Club, Kanata Blazers minor hockey and March Kanata figure skating club.
Kanata Lake Schools Include:
- All Saints Catholic High School
- St. Gabriel School
Notable buildings and institutions
- The Kanata Centrum power centre; together with adjacent developments, Ottawa’s third largest shopping centre.
- AMC Kanata 24 Theatres, the largest movie theatre in Ottawa.
Golf Club: http://kanata.clublink.ca/
Kanata Sailing Clubs http://kanatasailingclub.com/
AMC Theatres: https://www.landmarkcinemas.com/kanata
Ottawa Mountain Bike Association: http://ottawamba.org/cms/march-highlands-map/
Although the neighboring municipality of Kanata formed the entrepreneurial and high tech center of the region, Nepean hosted noted industries such as Nortel Networks, JDS Uniphase and Gandalf Technologies. As with the rest of the National Capital Region, however, Nepean’s economy was also heavily dependent on federal government employment. Most of Nepean’s employed residents commute to downtown Ottawa or Kanata for work.
Nepean City Hall : Ben Franklin Place
Ben Franklin Place, located in Centrepointe, was formerly the city hall for Nepean until it became a part of Ottawa. Now, it serves as a government office and client service centre, as well as continuing to be home to a branch of the Ottawa Library and the Centrepointe Theatre.
Nepean Museum: http://www.nepeanmuseum.ca/
Centrepointe Theatre: http://www.centrepointetheatre.com/
Nepean Sailing Club: http://nsc.ca/
Stittsville Village Association: http://www.stittsvilleva.com/
Stittsville Central: http://stittsvillecentral.ca/
The main highway linking Orleans to central Ottawa to the west is officially known as Ottawa Regional Road 174 and forms part of the Queensway.
Highway exits are: Trim Road, Tenth Line Road, Jeanne d’Arc & Place d’Orléans Dr.
Today, Orleans spans the municipal wards of Orleans, Innes and Cumberland. Orleans is one of 3 areas of the post-amalgamated City of Ottawa to contain a significant francophone population, hence the city’s name, Orléans.
The heart of Orléans is almost 4 km of St-Joseph Boulevard in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Orléans. If you are new to the area, St-Joseph runs parallel to Highway 174. The district starts at Prestone Drive to the east, and runs west to Youville Drive, with pockets at Centrum Boulevard, Place d’Orléans Drive and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard.
Orleans has over 20 neighbourhoods, some of the well-known enclaves inside Orleans are: Avalon, Chapel Hill, Fallingbrook, and Queenswood Heights.
Orleans Online ticket system, rates and bus schedules: https://www.orleansexpress.com/en/
Torbolton to form West Carleton. In 2001, West Carleton became part of the new city of Ottawa. Fitzroy took its name from Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, son-in-law to Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond who was Governor General of British North America from 1818 to 1819. According to the Canada 2011 Census, the Township had a population of 4,518 Villages within the township included: Galetta, Kinburn, Antrim.
Fitzroy Harbour Community Association: http://www.fitzroyharbour.com/
Fitzroy Harbour Soccer Club: http://fitzroysoccer.com/
Fitzroy Provincial Park – Ontario Parks: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/fitzroy
City of Carp Website: http://www.carp.ca/
Carp Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CARP/
Carp Fair: http://carpfair.ca/
Dunrobin Community Association: http://www.dunrobincommunity.com/
Dunrobin Meat & Grocery: http://dunrobinmeat.com/
Eagle Creek Golf Club: eaglecreek.clublink.ca
Best of Kemptville: http://www.bestofkemptville.com/
Kemptville District Soccer Club: http://www.kemptvillesoccer.com/
Kemptville Live Music Festival: https://www.kemptvillelivemusicfestival.com/
Kemptville District Hospital: http://www.kdh.on.ca/
It is a thriving community, with bountiful family and neighbourhood resources Click here to discover some of Barrhaven’s Community Resources.
Within Barrhaven’s boundaries of the Greenbelt to the north, the Rideau River to the east, Hiway 416 to the west and the Jock River to the south, lies Barrhaven proper or “Old Barrhaven” between Cedarview Road and Greenbank. New residential development includes Longfields, Barrhaven on the Green, Davidson Heights, Chapman Mills, Winding Way and Stonebridge. Even newer communities like Half Moon Bay are being built or planned.
Before municipal amalgamation in 2001, Barrhaven was a neighbourhood in the City of Nepean with fewer than 35,000 people. With new developments being built, Barrhaven’s population will surpass 100,000 in a few years.
At one time not so long ago, Barrhaven had only one grocery store, no theatre, not even a bar. But now, two new shopping centres at the junction of Strandherd and Greenbank, as well as smaller lifestyle centres spread throughout the area (Click here to see a Mall Map) make Barrhaven a prime shopping destination.
Hard to believe that at one time long ago, Barrhaven was merely a school on a road.
The Barrhaven Blog: http://www.barrhavenblog.com/
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas: http://www.cineplex.com/Theatre/cineplex-odeon-barrhaven-cinemas
Its community association boundaries are the Transitway to the north, Tweedsmuir Avenue to the east, Carling Avenue to the south and Denbury Avenue to the west. This area excludes the neighbourhood of Westboro Beach, whose community association borders include the area immediately north of Westboro, west of Island Park Drive.
Westboro Village is one of the most unique and diverse neighbourhoods in Ottawa. You’ll enjoy tree-lined streets, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and popular stores, spend time in welcoming outdoor spaces, dine at Ottawa’s trendiest spots and enjoy the natural beauty of Westboro Beach and the scenic views of Gatineau Hills.
Link to Westboro Village: http://www.discoverbarrhaven.com/bbia/disc-about-history.html