Why you should stay in Centretown during your next visit to Ottawa

Canada’s capital is full of great attractions – from historic sites to foodie fan favourites and more. Whether you’re staying in Ottawa for work reasons, visiting family, or just touring the city, it can be hard to decide which neighbourhood to stay in!

We recommend staying in Centretown – one of Ottawa’s most conveniently located, entertainment friendly, and culturally rich areas. Whether you’re looking for a short-term executive stay, need a monthly rental in Ottawa, or a place to lay your head for a quick weekend getaway, Centretown has so much to offer. We think it’s the perfect choice when it comes to Ottawa neighbourhoods.

So why Centretown?


Central Location

It’s called Centretown for a reason! This neighbourhood is situated in the heart of the city. It is wedged between the downtown core, Elgin and the Glebe – three other trendy Ottawa neighbourhoods. Centretown offers easy access to whatever you need. 

Transportation is a breeze – the convenient location makes any destination a quick drive. If you’re taking public transit, you’ll be happy to know that many of the city’s major bus routes run through this area, and you’ll also be located steps from the LRT.

The area is close to government buildings and Ottawa’s financial district, making it the perfect choice for executive stays in Ottawa.

Beautiful Scenery

You won’t want to miss the gorgeous scenery in Centretown. The neighbourhood is home to many heritage homes and character-filled buildings. If you’re interested in architecture, you’ll love what this trendy area has to offer. It’s also filled with eye-catching, creative street art.

If you’re more of a nature lover, don’t worry! You will surely enjoy going for strolls along the famous Rideau canal, which is just a short walk away.


Shopping and Dining

There are independent shops in Centretown, making it a great area for shopping. If you want to support local, there are lots of options! 

The Rideau Centre, one of the city’s main shopping malls, is located within walking distance or a short drive from Centretown. It is also one of the largest malls in Canada. Rideau offers over 150 retailers, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love. This is just one of many reasons to stay in Ottawa’s Centretown.

Are you a foodie? You’re in luck! Centretown is home to some of Ottawa’s best restaurants and nightlife. Looking for a fine dining experience? Try North and Navy or Fauna. Want something more casual? There are plenty of options! You’ll find a variety of cuisines from Thai to German to Caribbean and Chinese. And if it’s your first time visiting Ottawa, you should definitely try a shawarma. (We are after all, the shawarma capital of the world, and home to the famous Beavertail!)

Centretown has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife.


Popular Attractions

If you want to be able to explore some of the Nation’s Capital’s best tourist destinations, Centretown is the best neighbourhood in Ottawa for your short term stay.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature, explore the historical Byward Market, or visit Parliament. There is so much to see!


Short Term and Medium Stays in Centretown

There’s no doubt that Centretown is a perfect neighbourhood for your stay in the city. There is something for everyone.

At Aliferous, we offer short-term and medium-term rentals in Ottawa’s Centretown for your visit. Check out our listings or reach out to learn more about availability.

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