Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Diversity, close to the US, it doesn’t feel foreign at all. - Sep 2023

It is an easy place to live. Ottawa is beautiful, safe, clean, and has many more activities and amenities than one would expect in a city of this size. - Aug 2015

Amazing outdoor activities including the Gatineau Park for cycling, walking, boating. Without this resource, the city would be much less desirable. - May 2014

Winter sports, hiking, fishing, as a mid-sized city it is very walkable. - Jul 2013

Proximity to the United States, travel in Canada, nearby natural parks, friendly neighbors/coworkers/contacts, museums, green space, etc. A regular P.O. box instead of pouch so there are fewer restrictions on mail. - Jan 2013

Ottawa has no pollution and most people speak fluent English. - Dec 2010

This a cosmopolitan city that has lots of parks, parkways, off-road bike paths, public (river) beaches, and crystal-clear mountain lakes. also, excellent public transport that is safe and efficient, great museums, little traffic, and friendly locals. The city and inner suburbs are extremely walkable, which is a great change from other posts. Many embassy families enjoy seasonal rentals of lake houses, which come in all price ranges on the thousands of beautiful lakes throughout Ontario and Quebec. - Aug 2010

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