Relocating to Ottawa?

Whether you’re Military, RCMP or Corporate we are happy to assist you with your relocation to Ottawa. We're sure you have a million questions about the area ... this page has been designed to help you find everything from schools and shopping malls to walk-in clinics, arenas and fitness centres. 

Things to See and Places to Go ...

Ottawa’s public and private schools provide students in elementary and secondary schools with the opportunity to study in English or French, or both languages.

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board
Conseil de district des écoles séparées de langue française, #66
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
Algonquin College
Carleton University
La Cité collegiale
University of Ottawa

Carleton University

Private schools in Ottawa offer a variety of academic, specialty, and language instruction. Ashbury College, Elmwood School, Turnbull School and Lycée Claudel have a long tradition of serving the Ottawa community.

If you know the name of a school and would like to check its ratings based on the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

The City of Ottawa offers an on-line search that can help you identify
licensed child care programs in your area.

Ottawa has several top-notch medical facilities and health programs. The main hospitals that serve Ottawa and surrounding communities include:

The Ottawa Hospital is a leading academic health sciences centre and offers service in both French and English at three campuses:

    • General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
      Telelphone: 613 722-7000
    • Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4E9
      Telephone: 613 722-7000
  • Riverside Campus,1967 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7W9
    Telephone: 613 722-7000

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is located at 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L1.
Telephone: 613 737-7600

The Montfort Hospital is located in the east end of Ottawa at 713 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 0T2.
Telephone: 613 746-4621

The Queensway Carleton Hospital is located in the west end of Ottawa at 3045 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8P4.
Telephone: 613 721-2000

Family Physicians & Walk-in Clinics: Finding a family doctor is a challenge when you move frequently but this list of available doctors should give you a place to start your search:

If you require non-emergency medical attention prior to finding a new physician this list of Ottawa’sWalk-In Clinics will help you get the attention you need:

Sports & Recreation
The City of Ottawa has a very comprehensive website ( where you’ll find answers to your questions about recreational programs, City run facilities, parks or pools. You can even register online for courses and activities.
YMCA National Capital Region
Goodlife Fitness

The Canadian Tulip Festival, a celebration of spring, is famous for its colourful garden displays throughout the city.
In the summer the capital comes alive with the sound of music courtesy of the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Bluesfest and many others!
In February Ottawa honours winter with a festival that attracts a million visitors to the city each year. Winterlude is a toast to our icy Canadian winters and includes stunning ice sculptures, ice slides, skating on the world’s longest skating rink and hot beavertails!
Whatever you or your family fancies, chances are there’s a festival for it! Click on this link to discover Upcoming Events.

Shopping, Shopping and More Shopping
St. Laurent Shopping Centre          Place D'Orleans Shopping Centre          Rideau Centre          Billings Bridge Mall
Bayshore Shopping Centre          Hazeldean Mall          240 Sparks          Sparks Street Mall         
L'Esplanade Laurier         Carlingwood Mall          Merivale Mall          Ottawa Trainyards