Ottawa - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

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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