Life in the Nation's Capital
Ottawa is perfect for you if you’re looking to experience urban living, dining, culture, and shopping blended with green space, parks, and room to breathe.
Living in the Nation’s Capital has its benefits. Take a stroll in the Byward Market, skate on the Rideau Canal, or visit a trendy neighbourhood for some international cuisine.
Ottawa provides the urban experience on a smaller scale. If you’re used to more cosmopolitan cities like Montreal or Toronto, life in Ottawa may feel a little slower-paced.
With a vibrant technology sector, a large number of job opportunities, and affordable living costs, Ottawa is a great place to live, work and play. Packed full of outdoor activities, festivals, and national museums and galleries, Ottawa is enjoyed by everyone from families to young professionals to empty nesters.
The region was first home to Indigenous Peoples who lived, met, and traded here. The city’s name is derived from the Algonquin word “Odawa” which means “traders.” Ottawa became the functional legislative capital of Canada in 1866 and was officially made the capital with Confederation in 1867.
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What To Do in Ottawa
Life in Canada’s capital has its benefits. Ottawa is home to some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations, and historic sites. From Parliament Hill to national museums to the National Gallery, you can be a tourist in your own backyard!
Downtown Ottawa is located where the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers meet and boasts a varied landscape. To the east, you will find gently rolling hills and plains. Over in the west, there’s wetlands and swamps.
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Greater Ottawa Area
There’s so much to explore beyond the core of Ottawa. Travel across the river to Gatineau for a night at the casino or venture into the Ottawa Valley and visit a charming small town or spend some by the lake.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell in Manotick or somewhere else in our Nation’s Capital, we’re ready to provide you with the best real estate experience. Contact us today.