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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Ottawa

  • Get information in our Ottawa guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Ottawa

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    When I started my new business in Ottawa, I found several contacts in expat circles due to the InterNations Ottawa community.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Ottawa

Hello to all Americans in Ottawa! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Ottawa? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Ottawa which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Ottawa might not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about relocating to Canada, but it still has much to offer. The Canadian capital is a dynamic city known for its important local technology industry — Ottawa is sometimes even referred to as the “Silicon Valley North” — its multiple cultural offerings such as the Winterlude festival, and much more! With the comprehensive bus network, light-rail services (O-Train), and numerous bikeways, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the suburban areas and communities such as Kanata or Gloucester, which are about an hour commute away from Ottawa’s center.

Although Ottawa has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Ottawa, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Ottawa
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    From United States of America, living in Ottawa
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    From United States of America, living in Ottawa
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    From United States of America, living in Ottawa
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    From United States of America, living in Ottawa

Meet other Americans in Ottawa

Connect at Our Events in Ottawa

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Ottawa. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Ottawa. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Ottawa.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Ottawa Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Ottawa expat forums. When you arrive in Ottawa, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Ottawa. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Ottawa to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

Ask experienced American expats in Ottawa

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Ottawa?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Initially named “Bytown”, Ottawa can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Ottawa? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Ottawa’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Canadian capital has to offer, from the Supreme Court of Canada, the best example in Ottawa of Art Deco architecture, to Parliament Hill, a fine example of the Gothic revival style and Canada’s house of democracy, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Ottawa and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Ottawa.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Ottawa and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Ottawa Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Ottawa at Our Events

Our community in Ottawa is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Ottawa’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the sublime Canadian Rockies. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Canada nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Ottawa!