Everything you Need to Know About Living in Kanata


Keep reading to find out what Kanata has to offer and why it might be the right place for you!

Kanata is a major suburb of Ottawa Ontario. It is approximately a 25 minute drive from the city’s downtown core. As of 2016 the population was 90,806 and it is rapidly growing. Kanata is located west of the Greenbelt offering beautiful trails open throughout the year.

Are you looking for a quite retreat while still being close to Ottawa’s downtown core? Then Kanata is the place for you. Enjoy this peaceful suburb while being minutes from shops, restaurants and schools. You will primarily find single family homes in Kanata as well as townhomes and bungalows.

This quiet suburb is perfect for families as there schools around every corner (check out my Kanata school list at the bottom of the page). There are plenty of parks and recreation centres, and for the hockey and music fans the Canadian Tire Center is a short drive away! Kanata is also home of the Tanger Outlet Mall which is a major shopping complex with hundreds of outlet stores. Kanata is known for its high-tech business park, as well as its close proximity to the National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) on Moodie Drive.

Average Household Income: $140,679

Average Single Family Home Sale Price: $691,354

Average Time Homes are on the Market: 18 Days

Things to do in Kanata:

Landmark Cinemas Kanata 24

Landmark Cinemas is located in Kanata Centrum and offers a VIP movie experience with large leather reclining seats in every theatre! Enjoy the massive beverage and snacks section and help yourself to a beer or a cooler. Landmark has undergone extensive renovations making it the premier movie theater in Ottawa.

The Brookstreet Hotel

The Brookstreet features premium dining, exceptional spa experience as well as an indoor and outdoor pool. Looking to use your massage benefits? Book a massage in their beautiful Brookstreet spa. Check out their weekend stay packages for a retreat in your own hometown.

Tanger Outlet Mall

Enjoy hundreds of outlet stores at the outdoor Tanger mall just off the 417.  Tanger is an outdoor shopping centre that is open year-round (even on the coldest of days). Tanger hosts name brand stores at discounted prices. Check out Nike, Kate Spade, Coach, Adidas… and many more! 

Fratelli Kanata

Your neighbourhood stop for Italian food and wine, in a rustic cozy space. Click here to see their menu. Enjoy their dine-in or dine-out options and feel great supporting a local business. 


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Ottawa’s best all-you-can-eat buffet is newly open in Kanata! Mandarin features one of the largest Chinese buffets that will aim to please even the pickiest eater. Have your pick of the 150 items on the buffet table. 

South American Highlands Conservation Forest

The perfect spot for nature lovers who enjoy mountain biking or hiking. The Trans Canada Trails are open year round offering the ability to get outside on even the coldest of days. Enjoy the extensive trails in Kanata and be immersed in nature. Don’t worry there are plenty of trails to explore! 

The Marshes Golf Club

Ottawas leading public golf club featuring a meticulously manicured 9 and 18 hole course. The Marshes is a champion style course that has hosted five PGA Canada Senior Championships. Enjoy the year-round IronStone Grill patio where fresh, healthy and undeniably delicious food combined with a wonderfully inviting atmosphere make this a perfect place to just gather for the love of great food, family and friends.


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Elementary Schools in Kanata
High Schools in Kanata
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