In 1960, Barrhaven started to take shape
as new suburb within Nepean (closest community to downtown Ottawa
on those days). Original residents recognize this community the old
and new Barrhaven with the new neighborhoods built in the past 10
It is strategically located in the middle
of economic sites Ottawa Downtown ( Government jobs) and Kanata (
Information and Technology Industry) and Nepean ( established site
for commercial and Industrial)
This community is surrounded by small
communities such as Stittsville, Munster, Richmond, Goulbourn Twp,
Manotick, Kars, Rideau Twp & Area, Greely, Metcalfe, Osgoode,
Vernon and others.
In the past years, Barrhaven has grown rapidly with new neighborhoods and commercial
sites and its growth is expected to continue in the coming years.
Barrhaven counts with several schools in English and French ( public and catholic)
kinder garden, elementary, junior and high schools, also plenty daycares. Check
Institutions distance from Barrhaven:
Algonquin college is 10 -15 minutes distance
and the University of Ottawa (25 min downtown) and Carleton University
Exist several shopping
stores where you can find anything you are looking for, these are:
Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Lob laws, Food Basics, Stapples, Independent,
Sobyes, Farm Boy, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Depot, Winners, Fabriland,
Sport Check and many more stores.
There are several local restaurants with different
types of food such as Italian, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Lebanese,
Canadian, etc. Popular chained restaurants: Wendy’s, MacDonalds,
coffee shops such as: Tim Hortons, Start Bucks, Second Cup, Timoty,
Parks and Recreation
With the new development, most of the neighborhoods offers parks, playgrounds
and trails to walk or bike.
Baker Sports Centre offers: hockey rink, swimming pools
for children and adults with water sides, Weight Room/Cardio Rooms
and a library. Five minutes from Barrhaven, there is another Sports
Center named: Nepean Sportsplex.