• DaVinci inspired mural on Preston Street in Ottawa

Ottawa Neighbourhoods

Sparks Street

Sparks Street is Canada’s first pedestrian mall and a year-round destination for special events, including Ottawa International Buskerfest, Ottawa Ribfest, and Winterlude. Located a block south of the Parliament Buildings.

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Sussex Drive

Sussex Drive offers local fashion boutiques, modern home goods, and design shops, right around the corner from Fairmont Château Laurier. Sussex Drive is also one of Canada’s most famous and important streets, home to the Official Residence of the Prime Minister and many other important buildings.

Bank Street

Bank Street is one of the main commercial streets of Ottawa and runs through many of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods, including Centretown and The Glebe. Ottawa’s Village, an important neighbourhood for Ottawa’s LGBTQ2 community, is located on the Centretown stretch of Bank Street.


Shop and dine in trendy Westboro, an active and walkable neighbourhood to the west of downtown Ottawa. Westboro offers shops by major brands and independent local retailers, in addition to diverse dining and year-round events.


Wander west of downtown Ottawa to explore arty and diverse Hintonburg, a neighbourhood known for its independent shopping and dining scenes. Hip restaurants, craft breweries, delightful bakeries, and cool cafes are all available here.

The Glebe

The historic Glebe neighbourhood offers year-round entertainment and events and is adjacent to the scenic Rideau Canal. Home to TD Place and Ottawa Farmers’ Market, as well as Aberdeen Pavilion, this is the scene of many of Ottawa’s favourite events.

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National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre, Canada’s preeminent showcase for the performing arts, is home to the world-renowned NAC Orchestra and presents a diverse, bilingual program, including theatre, dance, and variety.
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Skate the 7.8-kilometer-long Rideau Canal from one end, at Fairmont Château Laurier, to the other, at Dow's Lake.
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Hike Gatineau Park's 165 kilometers of trails and learn all about its flora, fauna and history. Here you will see Canadian Nature at its finest.