Ottawa is home to many national museums including the National Arts Center and the National Gallery of Canada. With an up and coming foodie scene, there are a wide variety of renowned restaurants to choose from. There are a number of popular annual festivals including Bluesfest, Canadian Tulip Festival and the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada located in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. The cities name is derived from the Algonquin word Odawa, meaning to trade. The city has evolved into the political center of Canada with the countries Parliament Buildings being located in the downtown core. Due to Ottawa's size, the majority of the neighbourhoods house condominium developments in both high-rise and low-rise options. The most popular neighbourhoods for condominium developments are Centretown, The Byward Market / Sandy Hill and Westboro.
Ottawa is Ontario's 2nd largest city and Canada's 4th largest city with a population of over 1 million. Ottawa has the most educated population among Canada cities. It has the highest standard of living in the country and low unemployment. Ottawa is a bilingual city with English and French being recognized. Ottawa's primary employer is the Public Service of Canada.
Grab some fresh goodies at nearby bakery, Basecamp Cafe. Coffee shop lovers will appreciate the local cafe's like Bridgehead. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at Fresh Grocer. Locals recommend eating at BiBi's | Middle Eastern Kitchen and Il Vagabondo Restaurant in Vanier - they have great food! There is a surprising amount of green space with Optimiste Park and Optimistic Park nearby The Kavanaugh. The closest pharmacy to The Kavanaugh is Beechwood Whole Health Pharmacy. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Centre D'Artistes Voix Visuelle (Le). EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle is a super popular fitness center with locals. Animal enthusiasts, good news Beechwood Animal Hospital and Pet Valu are in Vanier. Ecole elementaire publique Trille des Bois and Ahlul Bayt Islamic School are nearby schools for children living in Vanier.