As a native Ottawan, I can attest to how wonderful it is to make this incredible city your home!
I was born here, and my family moved away when I was six years old. Even though most of my immediate family was no longer living in Ottawa, I couldn’t stay away – I had to come back for university! I loved the physical beauty of the city and surrounding area and really wanted to move here. I remember how excited I was that the campus was downtown and close to the Parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal.
Ottawa is a city full of vibrancy and buzzing with energy year-round! When I was studying in university, I remember many of the students skating to class! The world-famous Rideau Canal, and the unique Winterlude festival are delightful attractions in the winter. Wonderful ski hills are as close as 20 minutes away by car, and my kids would take advantage of this every week when they were growing up!