Nepean / Barrhaven


Located just south-west of central Ottawa, Nepean was established in 1972. Originally an independent city, Nepean amalgamated to become a part of the new City of Ottawa in 2001. The town is known for its variety of communities and proximity to the center of the City, with easy access to the downtown core via the 417. With a population of approximately 180,000 people, Nepean includes many wonderful neighbourhoods. To name a few: Bells Corners, Arlington Woods, Centrepointe, Crystal Beach, Craig Henry, Fallowfield, Meadowlands, Merivale Gardens, Pine Glen & Qualicum.

There are a variety of educational programs offered through many elementary and secondary schools in the public, Catholic, and French school boards.  The headquarters of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) are located within Nepean. The main campus of the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in Nepean.  Algonquin College was established in 1967 and now provides over 320 college programs to over 18,000 students.

Merivale Road, Hunt Club Road, Baseline Road, Carling Avenue offer a variety of shopping, including larger big box stores, specialty shops, Costco, etc. The Bayshore shopping centre offers 190 stores and College Square provides over 45 stores for shopping enthusiasts. Nepean has a diverse mix of small businesses as well industrial and auto parks, federal offices including the Department of National Defence on Moodie Drive.

If you are looking for something fun to do in Nepean, here are some things we suggest checking out:

There are also many City of Ottawa community centers, gyms, outdoor pools, arenas, and parks throughout the neighborhoods.


The wonderful community of Barrhaven, established in the 1960’s, is located in the southwest region of Ottawa, just outside of Ottawa’s Greenbelt. It has a population of approximately 87,200. The community continues to grow and offers a mix of the original homes in Old Barrhaven, west of Greenbank, south of Fallowfield Road, Pheasant Run, Hearts Desire, Barrhaven on the Green and newer townhomes, condominiums and detached homes built by a diverse array of builders in communities, including: Longfields, Chapman Mills, Stonebridge, Half Moon Bay, Heritage Park.

Similar to other neighbourhoods of Ottawa, Barrhaven continues to provide many education options through numerous public and Catholic elementary and secondary schools.

Transit options include an extensive bus system including park and ride lots with access to the center of city and other neighborhoods via 417 and 416 highways, major routes on Woodroffe, Pinecrest and Huntclub Roads. Via Rail also has a station at Fallowfield and Woodroffe.

Shopping and Restaurant options are many and include: Chapman Mills Marketplace, Barrhaven West, Barrhaven Town Centre and Strandherd Crossing. A number of smaller malls offering modern conveniences are also provided throughout the neighborhoods.

Entertainment and recreation options include the:

There are also many City of Ottawa community centers, gyms, outdoor pools, arenas throughout the neighborhoods.

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