Ottawa, Canada's Beautiful Capital

Serving the National Capital Region, the Ottawa-Carleton School District is ideally situated for students who are looking for an exciting and active learning environment in which to study. A cosmopolitan yet surprisingly intimate G8 capital, Ottawa is a place where you can immerse yourself in Canadian culture, embrace and enjoy the great outdoors, even in the heart of the city, join the celebration at year-round festivals and events, and shop and dine in a relaxed urban setting of distinctive neighbourhoods and districts.

A Place to Learn

Ottawa, the nation's capital, is a showcase for Canadian history and culture and a leading centre for education, high technology, life sciences, medical sciences and biotechnology sectors. The reputation of its universities and colleges attracts students from across Canada and from around the world.

More Reasons to Study in Ottawa

  • Friendly, safe and family-oriented community
  • Bilingual community (English and French)
  • Opportunity to attend post-secondary institutions located in the area
  • Many outdoor activities within 15 minutes of downtown (skiing, hiking, canoeing, etc.)
  • World class hospitals including the Ottawa Civic, General and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Over 100 embassies and diplomatic missions
  • 29 museums, including 12 exhibiting national treasures
  • Fourth largest metropolitan area in Canada

Getting to Ottawa

Ottawa is easy to reach. The Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is just 20 minutes from downtown. The airport offers daily non-stop flights to major cities, including New York, Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver, as well as direct service to London's Heathrow Airport.

Ottawa International Airport

Public Transit in Canada's capital

OC Transpo, the public transit agency for the city of Ottawa, with over 150 years of transit experience, operates 365 days a year, snow or shine, to bring you safely and comfortably to your destinations.

Public Transit in Canada's capital

Cycling in Ottawa

With more than 800 kilometres (497 miles) of beautiful recreational pathways, Canada’s capital is a cycling enthusiast’s dream destination. Biking within the city and in the nearby countryside is a great way to be active and easily access attractions, parks, historic sites.

Cycling in Ottawa

Ottawa Recreation and Parks

Ottawa Recreation and Parks

Festivals and special events in Canada's Capital

Canada Day Tulip Festival Winterlude
Hot Air Balloon Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa Jazz Festival

Ottawa Festivals

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