Kanata/Barrhaven - Ottawa

Welcome to Kanata/Barrhaven

Beautiful, welcoming neighbourhoods on the edge of Ottawa.
Just outside the greenbelt, this pair of neighbourhoods welcomes those who want to be close to Ottawa but still enjoy the spaciousness and nature afforded by being on the outskirts. Both Kanata and Barrhaven have excellent schools, and families have their pick of parks and events to enjoy. These beautiful suburbs are fast-growing areas that are fueled by a thriving business sector.

Kanata and Barrhaven are both relatively new neighbourhoods in their current state. They were both developed in the 1960s as part of an expansion of Ottowa and began to boom with the influx of technology companies at the end of the century. 

Because they were built so recently, the neighbourhoods have a uniform feel. Full of modern townhouses and single-family homes, these neighbourhoods are full of lush nature and renowned for being incredible residences with all the amenities.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly amenities
  • Easy access to shops and restaurants
  • Home to the Ottawa Senators
  • A haven for outdoor enthusiasts

Local Lifestyle

Kanata and Barrhaven are both welcoming and family-oriented neighbourhoods. They’re centrally located with easy access to other neighbourhoods, wonderful schools, and beautiful scenery. Thanks to the Canadian Tire Centre, there is never a lack of big events, but there are just as many smaller community happenings to take advantage of here. It’s a tight-knit community and an incredible place to live. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Market Place Avenue is the main road where many shops and restaurants are located in Barrhaven. There’s plenty of space and lots of parking to make this the location for both your perfect day out on the town and for a quick shopping trip.

Barrhaven and Kanata each have their own Costco Warehouse. If you’re looking for classic staples or a statement piece to add to your wardrobe, Tanger Outlets has an incredible selection of men and women’s fashion. Chapman Hills Marketplace is a Barrhaven shopping centre that has staples such as Winners, Reitmans, and LCBO.

Cafe Cristal is a charming local spot that serves seasonal gelato and a mouthwatering array of pastries. For the best pizza and fresh pasta in Barrhaven, stop by Juluca’s and order any of their specialty recipes. Greenfield’s Gastro Public House is the best place to go for a casual night out with friends. Order a drink and some appetizers and enjoy the pub’s live music.

Things to Do

Magic of Lights in Wesley Clover Parks is a magical experience that will light up your holiday cheer as you come to gaze upon the spectacular displays. Canadian Tire Centre is home to the Ottawa Senators, but when they’re not on the ice, the arena welcomes incredible musical and comedy events.

Kanata and Barrhaven have many renowned golf courses, including Stonebridge Golf Club and Cedar Golf and Country Club. For outdoor enthusiasts, the area also features some thrilling biking and hiking trails. One of the best here is Jack Pine Trail. There are three loop trails of various lengths where locals go to hike, bike, or snowshoe and cross country ski in the winter.


Ottawa-Carleton District School Board serves both Kanata and Barrhaven, and there are also incredible private schools in these neighbourhoods.

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