Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Outdoor activities are popular -- skiing, skating, camping, hiking. - Aug 2015


The same as in a U.S. city - May 2014


After a year or so the neighbors will start talking. Most socializing is through work, kids schools or sports clubs. - Jul 2013


Lots to see and do. Entertaining is similar to the U.S. in a mix of entertaining at home, in restaurants, etc. It's very easy to make friends with locals, so it's easy to have a nice social life. - Jan 2013


Like in DC, it is what you make it. Restaurants are generally not cheap and often not that good. People here are friendly but busy with their lives as they might be in the States. - Dec 2010


Just like in a small city in the U.S. - Aug 2010


Compared to Pittsburg, Portland, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Minneapolis...great. Compared to Paris, Chicago, NYC, and even Montreal/Toronto...it is on a much smaller scale with less variety. But then again, Montreal is only a 1.5 hour drive away. - Nov 2009


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