Kanata is the heart of Ottawa’s high-tech industry and its diverse neighbourhoods range from newer and upscale to mature and more affordable communities. The one thing that all of Kanata real estate has in common is that they are in high demand and expanding. Kanata’s neighbourhoods can be divided into geographical areas: Kanata South includes Bridlewood, Emerald Meadows, and Glen Cairn, Katimavik is also known as Kanata Central, while Kanata North includes Beaverbrook, Village Green, Kanata Lakes, and Morgan’s Grant/Shirley Brook. Stittsville, a small town within itself, is located on the western edge of Kanata. Homes in Kanata range from luxury estates to detached single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums, and terrace/row homes. North Kanata real estate was built mainly between 1965 and 2002 and range in price from $275K-$630K for detached and $230K-$500K for attached dwellings. Katimavik was mainly developed in between 1974 and 1994 and homes vary in price from $300K-$575K for detached houses and $250K-$415K for attached. Homes in Kanata North were established between 1964 and 1971 and 1988 to 2008 and range in price from $350K-$800K for detached and $275K-$600K for attached homes. Houses in Stittsville started being built in 1958 and development continues to this day. The majority of the homes are detached and range in price from $325K-$925K while attached homes vary in price from $250K-$430K.


Surrounded by the Greenbelt, Kanata real estate has an abundance of beautiful green spaces, trails, and parks for hiking, jogging, and cycling. There are also plenty of outdoor activity areas including sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, skateboard parks, playgrounds, splash pads, swimming pools, and outdoor rinks for skating and hockey as well as sledding hills for winter fun.

Local community centres offer programs, summer camps, courses, and sports activities for all ages. Kanata’s neighbourhoods have active community associations that host social events such as movie nights, garage sales, Halloween and Christmas gatherings, Canada Day celebrations, and more bringing neighbours together and boosting community spirit.

You will also find golf courses, a wave pool, public libraries, a trampoline park, and indoor playgrounds for kids as well as a large cinema boasting 24 theatres in Kanata.

The home of the Ottawa’s NHL team, the Senators, is located at the Canadian Tire Centre which also presents concerts and other entertainment events.

Shopping and Dining

The Kanata Centrum is one of Ottawa’s largest shopping centres and offers many brand name retailers and well as mid-market stores and numerous restaurants. Shoppers from all over Ottawa come to the Tangier Outlet Mall for designer fashions at bargain prices.

For your daily and personal shopping needs, Kanata provides everything from big-box retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Staples, Chapters, to numerous grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and health and dental clinics which are located throughout the area.

From family-friendly casual dining to high-end restaurants, fast food, take-out and more, Kanata has many dining establishments to satisfy every taste and budget.

Schools and Churches

There are many excellent options for education in Kanata from private to public and Catholic school boards as well as early education, daycares and nurseries. Here are some of Kanata’s schools listed by geographic area.

Kanata South

Bridlewood Community Elementary School
Doreen's Home Daycare
Ecole Elementaire Catholique Elisabeth-Bruyere
Ecole Elementaire Publique Maurice-Lapointe
Roch Carrier Elementary School
St. Anne Elementary School
Saint James Elementary School
W.O. Mitchel Elementary School
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School
Glen Cairn Public School
John Young Elementary School
Kanata Montessori School
Saint Martin De Porres Elementary School

Katimavik (Central Kanata)

Castlefrank Elementary School
Counterpoint Academy
Ecole Elementaire Catholique Roger-Saint-Denis
Holy Trinity Catholic High
Katimavik Co-Operative Nursery School
Katimavik Elementary School
Mini Muffins Preschool

Kanata North

Beaverbrook Montessori School
Earl of March Secondary School
Georges Vanier Catholic Elementary School
Kanata Academy Private School
Roland Michener Public School
Stephen Leacock Public School
W. Erskine Johnston Public School
Ecole Elementaire Publique De Kanata
March Academy
St. Gabriel School
Jack Donohue Public School
Morgan's Grant Montessori School
South March Public School


A Lorne. Elementary School
Ecole Elementaire Catholique Jean Paul II
Guardian Angel School
Merrily We Go Preschool
Ottawa Waldorf School
Sacred Heart High School
Stittsville Co-Operative Nursery School
Stittsville Public School
St Stephen School

Many churches are also located in Kanata, see them by geographic location.

Kanata South

Bridlewood Bible Chapel
Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene
Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish
Glen Cairn United Church
Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish
Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church

Katimavik (Central Kanata)

Kanata Baptist Church
Liberty Church
St. Paul's Anglican Church

Kanata North

Christ Risen Lutheran Church
Community Life Ottawa
Kanata United Church
Saint Xena Russian Orthodox Church
Fellowship Baptist Church Kanata
The Bridge-Kanata
St. John's Kanata Anglican Church
Fellowship Baptist Church Kanata
St. John's Anglican Church


Community Bible Church
Holy Spirit Church
Renaissance Church
Stittsville United Church
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
St. Thomas Anglican Church
United Pentecostal Church