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Welcome to Ottawa ...

When the people of Ottawa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ottawan<1>

The city of Ottawa was founded in 1826 and was incorporated in 1855.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Ottawa: Derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning to trade .

The city of Ottawa was previously named Bytown.

Ottawa is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ottawa lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Area Codes for Ottawa: (343)<3>, (613), (819) and (873)

Websites for Ottawa ...

Official Website:   www.ottawa.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ottawachamber.ca/

Communities Also Named Ottawa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Ottawa - they are located in Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ottawa.

Communities near Ottawa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ottawa.

  • Aylmer
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aylmer
    • Aylmer lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Ottawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aylmer came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aylmer
  • Buckingham
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckingham
    • Buckingham lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Ottawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckingham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckingham
  • Val des Monts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Val des Monts
    • Val des Monts lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Ottawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Val des Monts came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Val des Monts
  • Masson Angers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masson Angers
    • Masson Angers lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Ottawa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masson Angers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masson Angers
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cantley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantley
      • Cantley lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Ottawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantley
    • Pontiac
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Ottawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Cardinal Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardinal Heights
      • Cardinal Heights lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Ottawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardinal Heights
    • Parkwood Hills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood Hills
      • Parkwood Hills lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Ottawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Hills
    • Blossom Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom Park
      • Blossom Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Ottawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossom Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom Park
    • Britannia Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Britannia Bay
      • Britannia Bay lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Ottawa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britannia Bay

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ottawa ...

Looking for more information about Ottawa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ottawa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ottawa.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ontario

About Ontario

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ottawa: www.ottawa.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ottawa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ottawa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ottawa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Of the area codes for Ottawa, area code (343) is an overlay.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ottawa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ottawa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ottawa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ottawa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4167, Longitude: -75.7000    
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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