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Kanata is an area of Ottawa. It was its own city until 2001, when it was merged with Ottawa. There are many high-tech businesses that are headquartered in Kanata, such as Mitel. Kanata is also the newest area of Ottawa, and is constantly expanding. It is a mainly suburban area with a population of about 90,000.

Get in

By Plane

Ottawa International Airport or the Carp Airport.

By Car

The Highway 417 goes right through Kanata and connects it to the rest of Ottawa. Major exits include March Road, Kanata Avenue, and Terry Fox.

By Bus

The OC Transpo runs in Kanata.


Kanata is a very beautiful area. Kanata is very green with tons of trees, and it is also the most hi-tech and new area of Ottawa.


  • The SPA Day Retreat - An incredible 16,000sq. foot eco-spa established within what was once a 19th century farm house. Beautiful!
  • The Marshes Golf Club [2] - One of the Nation's finest golf experiences.
  • Au Naturel Spa [3] - Experience the ultimate in wellness at one of the most unique spas in Ottawa.

The Scotiabank Place - The home of the Ottawa Senators hockey team.

There are also many bike paths if you want to go walking, biking, or jogging.


The Centrum has large retail stores like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Future Shop, Chapters, Golf Town, and Sport Chek.


There are many restaurants in Kanata.

  • Perspectives Restaurant [4] offers the very best in fine dining featuring Executive Chef Michael Blackie's innovative culinary creations where exciting flavours of the Orient meet top-quality regional ingredients in an expression of contemporary Canadian cuisine.
  • Ironstone Grill [5] Ironstone Grill at the Marshes - The exposed post-and-beam construction, magnificent stonework, rugged fireplace and unique fence-wall combine to create a rich, warm and relaxing atmosphere.

There are also many restaurants in the Centrum and all over Kanata.


  • Options Bar [6] - Relax in the rich and elegant warmth of a sophisticated lounge, where casual intimacy provides a welcome refuge from the stress of the day.


  • The Brookstreet Resort, 525 Legget Drive, [7].
  • Holiday Inn Select Ottawa Kanata-101 Kanata Avenue.
  • Comfort Inn Ottawa West (Kanata), 222 Hearst Way (This convenient location is only 5 min from Scotiabank Place and offers guests excellent value including free breakfast, free parking, and free internet. Highway #417, Exit 138 Eagleson Road), 613-592-2200 (, fax: 613-591-9600), [1]. checkin: 11:00; checkout: 15:00.
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Ottawa West, 578 Terry Fox Drive.


The area code is 613, along with the rest of Ottawa.

Stay Safe

Kanata is a faily safe area and you shouldn't have too much trouble with crime here. The Emergency number is 911.

It might be a good idea to avoid certain parts of Glen Cairn after dark on weekends. And take care in the Kanata Centrum on Friday and Saturday nights.

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