The city is one of Canada’s most diverse, and around 39 percent of Ottawa residents are bilingual. Ottawa was granted official bilingual status by the province of Ontario in December 2017. Home to the University of Ottawa, the world’s largest French-English bilingual university, the city also maintains its youthfulness with Carleton University - another top-ranked post-secondary institution. In 2017, MoneySense ranked Ottawa the best community in which to live in Canada, and the city has been rated the second cleanest in the country.
Ottawa hosts Winterlude, the biggest festival in Canada - where millions of people visit to ice skate on the Rideau Canal. The city is home to noted museums and galleries like the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. If you’re a sports fan, Ottawa has what you’re looking for - NHL and CFL teams, nationally-ranked university teams, and more! TEXT