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.
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.
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 Marshes Golf Club  - One of the Nation's finest golf experiences.
Au Naturel Spa  - 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  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  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  - Relax in the rich and elegant warmth of a sophisticated lounge, where casual intimacy provides a welcome refuge from the stress of the day.