The capital of Canada has the best of both worlds – a relaxing and cultural atmosphere and a thriving and energetic urban setting. Ottawa offers year-round activities, a vast expanse of natural beauty, and a culturally diverse environment, making it the perfect place to be, no matter what you’re looking for. With so many things to see and do, we’ve narrowed the list so you can get the most out of this exceptional city. Join us in unveiling the story of relocating to Ottawa.

ByWard Market

ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets and one of the best places to be for shopping and food. Here, unique boutiques, regional artisans, and vendors offer a place to do local shopping or buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Best of all are the many bars and restaurants that will suit even the pickiest eater. 

Parliament Hill

There’s a reason Parliament Hill is the most visited attraction in Ottawa. In the summer, there is a daily Changing of the Guard ceremony in the morning, accompanied by the Sound and Light Show every evening – all free! Not only that, Parliament Hill is a huge part of Canadian heritage, with magnificent architecture and historical art. 

Relocating to Ottawa

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Ottawa has a prolific cultural scene, bursting with museums and historical landmarks. One of the most famous museums is the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where visitors are taken back in time, exploring the exhibitions on Canadian history and the First Peoples. The National Collection hosts more than four million artifacts, specimens, art, written documents, recordings, and an IMAX 3D movie theater to create a truly immersive experience worth the trip. 

Central Experimental Farm

Sometimes, it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the best places to relax is the Central Experimental Farm. A few kilometers from downtown Ottawa, it boasts five public areas to explore. These include the Arboretum, the Ornamental Gardens, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Tropical Greenhouse, and the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. It’s the perfect way to break from the sometimes hectic business life. 

Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall

Shopping and cultural experiences go hand-in-hand on Sparks Street, Canada’s first outdoor pedestrian mall. Shop around and admire the sculptures and fountains without worrying about cars or traffic, or participate in a fun event in the area. If you ever get tired, stop by a café and grab a bit to eat while you watch one of the many street performers. 


In Ottawa, there is no reason to be bored in the winter. Winterlude celebrates the winter season for three weekends. With remarkable snow and ice sculptures, 30-ft snow slides, live entertainment, and North America’s giant snow playground. With all this activity, you won’t even notice how cold it is! 

Rideau Canal + Skateway

The Rideau Canal provides activities for any season – in the warm months, it’s a beautiful expanse for walking, running, boating, and paddling. Moreover, once the canal freezes in the winter, it transforms into the world’s largest skating rink, with skate rentals and on-ice shops selling hot chocolate. 

Canadian Tulip Festival

Over a million tulips in 50 varieties bloom across the National Capital Region area every spring. Based on Holland’s gratitude for Canada’s assistance during World War II. This celebration originated in 1945 with the gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa. Various fun activities are available, including fireworks, vintage military enactments of WWII, music, and live performers! Tip: Head to Commissioners Park on the bank of Dow’s Lake for the highest concentration of tulips (300,000!). 

Relocating to Ottawa? Enjoy to the fullest the Canada Day

Canada Day

You can only live in Canada’s capital city if you are a part of the country’s biggest birthday extravaganza. Every July 1, Ottawa goes all out to craft a patriotic celebration, complete with ceremonies, shows, fireworks, and activities. The city pulls out all the stops to mark the occasion in grand style. 

Oz Kafe

Everyone needs the perfect place to have dinner and maybe a drink. Conveniently located on Elgin Street, Oz Kafe has several delectable meal options. With menu items such as “Steak & Caesar” (thick-cut AAA Ontario beef sirloin with Caesar Salad), Crispy-Skin Duck Breast, and Vegetarian Bento Box, no matter what your dietary restrictions are, Oz Kafe has something delicious to eat. Even better, they have a bar and kitchen open until 2 AM for those late-night outings.

Corporate Stays: Relocating to Ottawa has never been that easy 

Discover the perfect solution for your relocating to Ottawa with our fully furnished apartments. Nestled in prime locations, our rentals are strategically situated to ensure easy access to the city’s key areas. With a commitment to your comfort, each apartment is thoughtfully equipped with all the amenities you need.

Enjoy the convenience of fully furnished spaces, modern interiors, and essential facilities, making your stay in Ottawa not just a relocation but a comfortable and hassle-free experience. Elevate your move with Corporate Stays and settle into a home meeting your expectations.

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