So you decided to move to Ottawa? Hi and Welcome to the Ottawa Valley!

We want to be first in welcoming you to Ottawa and it surrounding communities.  It is such a vibrant and beautiful city to live, work and play in.  If you haven't already purchased a house or condo, Click Here To Call Bennett Pros 1-613-233-8606

Ottawa's name was taken from the north bordering, Ottawa River.  The name was derived from the Algonquin word "Odawa" meaning "to trade".  The entire Ottawa valley is rich with archeological findings and steep in Aboriginal history.  

Hull was actually settled 26 years before Ottawa, but Ottawa, originally known as Bytown, quickly became a bustling center. The original Bytown is now the area known as Downtown and is home to the Parliament Buildings and the Byward Market.

The city is home to more than a million people and continues to see growth at amazing levels year after year.  Ottawa ranked 2nd in the Numbeo.com quality of life rankings in 2015 for the entire WORLD!  Some would say we are "second to only Canberra!"  

 

Here are some great Resources...



 
 
  NCC - National Capital Commission- The official site of Canada’s capital region
  Ottawa.com- Comprehensive database of Ottawa area entertainment, tourist and community information
SCHOOL BOARDS
  OCDSB- The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  OCCSB- The Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board
  Conseil Des Ecoles Catholiques- De Langue Francaise De La Region D'Ottawa-Carleton
  CEPEO- Conseil Des Ecoles Publiques D'Ottawa-Carleton
PRIVATE SCHOOLS
  Ashbury College- A co-educational private school founded in 1891
  Elmwood- An internationally respected independent day school for girls, founded in 1915
  Venta Preparatory School- A well respected private school
UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES
  Algonquin College- Offers the widest range of courses of any college in Ontario
  Carleton University- An excellent university with a wide range of programs
  University of Ottawa- A bilingual univeristy known for its medical programs, but also offers a wide range of degrees
  Saint Paul University- A well rounded educational institute
TRANSPORTATION
  Ottawa International Airport- Flights, schedules and other useful information
  VIA Rail- Numerous trains at your service each week, travelling all over Canada and continental USA
  Voyageur Bus Lines- Bus service linking cities and communities in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario
  OC Transpo- Bus system of the City of Ottawa providing excellent and economical transportation
ARTS
  National Gallery Of Canada - Canada's finest art museum and permanent home of Canada'a exceptional national art collection
  National Arts Centre - Centre of performing arts - opera, concerts, theatre
MUSEUMS
  Canadian Museum of Civilization- Canada's largest and most popular musuem. It is renowned as one of the world's most innovative cultural institutions
  Canadian Museum Of Nature- Witness the beauty, mystery and majesty of nature through breathtaking exhibitions and exciting natural science activities
  Canada Science and Technology Museum- Exciting displays of the advancements in Canadian technology
  Canada Aviation Museum- One of the finest aviation museums in the world
  Canada War Museum- Explore the human side of war .... the history, the honour, the tragedy, the conflict, the courage, the sacrifice
CULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS
  Russian Association of Ottawa- Comprehensive web site
  Russian Festival- The 'Russian song' annual festival web site
SERVICE CLUBS
  Rotary Club of Ottawa Kanata Sunrise- An excellent service club serving the west end of the City of Ottawa; very active and has plenty of new and innovative ideas on how to help the community. Check their web site!
  Ottawa Rotary Clubs- Listing of all the Rotary clubs in Ottawa, contacts, where and when they meet, and the official web site of the Rotary Club of Ottawa
GOVERNMENT of CANADA
  Government of Canada Online- Access to government information and services
  Canada Customs and Revenue Agency- Taxes, customs information
  Citizenship and Immigration- Infomation site
  Health Canada- Infomation site
  Canadian Passport Office- Infomation site
  Transport Canada- Infomation site
  Canadian Transportion Agency- Infomation site
  Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade- Infomation site
  Canadian Food Inspection Agency- Infomation site
  Environment Canada- Infomation site
  Radio Canada International- Information site
  Canadian Firearms Centre- Regulations and information site
CANADA POST
  Canada Post- Postal services, postal codes, rates, post office locations, sales and services