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It’s no secret that the city of Ottawa is a popular, thriving, and just downright lovable city. No matter what area you live in, there are ample amounts of activities to enjoy.

But just in case you need a few more reasons to love Ottawa, we’ve come up with 6 things about the city that will make you fall for it even more!

Read on to find out what they are…

1. Size

Ottawa is the capital and the fourth largest city in Canada (right behind Toronto, Montreal and Calgary). Its population is approximately 951,727!

A lot of residents means a LOT of residencies. Paramount Properties has over 7,500 rentable apartments across Ottawa. Visit our website for more information.

2. Location

Ottawa is located right in the convergence of 3 rivers—Ottawa River, Gatineau River and Rideau River. All equally beautiful, the choice of what waterway to visit is all yours! Take a stroll along the water to feed the birds, enjoy the view, and get some peace and quiet.

3. Education

There are 5 Universities and 2 colleges in Ottawa, making it one of the most popular cities in Canada for students.

We’ve got apartment locations for students near all the major schools in Ottawa. For example, Rideau Terrace Apartments are only a 7-minute drive from the University of Ottawa! 

Are you looking to rent in Ottawa East? Check out the Rideau Terrace Apartments here!

4. Weather

The average summer temperature in Ottawa is 20°C and average winter temperature is -10° C.

Despite the temperature gap, the city offers something for its residents to do no matter the weather! If you need some ideas for how to stay busy, check out our blog on how to enjoy Ottawa in the winter, and how to enjoy it in warmer months

5. Bike Paths

There are more than 600km of bike paths around Ottawa! Spend an afternoon biking on the Ottawa River Parkway bike paths. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather while also getting some exercise.

Bonus— these paths are only a 10-minute bike ride from Greenbank Towers!

6. The Rideau Canal

In the summer, grab yourself an ice cream cone on Elgin Street and enjoy one of Ottawa’s most beautiful views by taking a stroll down the Rideau Canal.

In the winter, grab yourself a hot chocolate, bundle up and tie up your skates to enjoy an afternoon gliding across the same waters.

In the winter, The Rideau Canal becomes a 7.8km skating rink, weaving it’s way through downtown!

Are you in the market for a downtown apartment? Check out Elgin Square here 

There you go Ottawa, 6 more reasons to love the city even more than you already do.

Now go out and explore this beautiful place!

Looking for an apartment to rent in Ottawa?

Paramount Properties is Ottawa's second largest residential property management company. With more than 7500 Ottawa apartment rentals available in some of the city's finest locations, we're your #1 choice for an Ottawa apartment.

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