Ottawa West Neighbourhoods
Westboro is an active community and residents enjoy biking and hiking the many scenic trails along the Ottawa River as well as water-based activities such as boating and white-water rafting along the rapids. The Westboro Beach is a favourite attraction for locals as well as residents of other parts of the city. The Dovercourt Recreation Centre offers programs and classes for all ages from art to dance and sports, as well as tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness centre, and much more. The active Westboro Community Association hosts Westfest, a free outdoor music festival, in June with activities for the whole family as well as a yearly garage sale, open-air theatre performances, campfires, and other neighbourhood bonding events. A community garden, sports fields, playgrounds, splash pads and wading pools, basketball and volleyball courts, and ice skating rinks are some of the outdoor recreational offerings of Westboro.
Shopping and Dining
The pedestrian-friendly Westboro Village offers residents many opportunities for shopping and dining from trendy coffee shops to gourmet eateries, unique fashion boutiques, and numerous stores geared towards the community’s outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, the Westboro business district features many stores and services geared towards personal and daily shopping needs such as banks, medical and dental centres, groceries, travel services, an LCBO, and others. The close commute to the downtown core is also a perk for residents to easily access the shopping and dining options our nation’s capital has to offer.
Schools and Churches
Westboro residents have access to highly-rated academic institutions in the neighbourhood, these include The Westboro Montessori School, Hilson Avenue Public School, and Blyth Academy Ottawa Lower School. All Saints Anglican Church Westboro and Westminster Presbyterian Church are the two churches located in Westboro.