Located in Ottawa’s west end, Beaverbrook is the first residential community of Kanata and boasts a wide array of lifestyle activities for all families. This neighbourhood is home to numerous parks, pathways, schools, churches, several shopping and retail stores, and recreational facilities. John G. Mlacak Community Centre offers families access to the ice rink, meeting halls, and library, as well as the Kanata Art Gallery and Kanata Seniors’ Centre.
The Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata also offers residents access to a premium aquatic facility and fitness centre. Nearby Trillium Woods is perfect for hiking and mountain biking activities, while convenient bus routes linking to the rapid transit system connect residents in this quiet suburb straight to downtown Ottawa.
With so many opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities and an abundance of amenities, Beaverbrook provides the best of both worlds for families who love an active lifestyle with modern-day conveniences. The interconnected scenic walking, running, hiking and biking trails between Beaverbrook, Kanata Lakes, and Morgan’s Grant allow for larger community interconnectivity and wider access to a variety of amenities.
Most homes in Beaverbrook were built between 1964 and 1971 with many having undergone extensive renovations. Beaverbrook is populated with an array of charming bungalows and 2-storey homes on wide lots with mature trees and 1-2 car garages. The newest part of the neighbourhood, Village Green, features single family homes, townhomes and condos with quick access to the Queensway (Highway 417).
Beaverbrook acts as a primary gateway into Kanata Lakes and is minutes from the high-tech centre of the Kanata North Business Park. This technology hub is home to many thriving companies providing over 21,000 jobs to Ottawa workers, making Beaverbrook an ideal location to settle for career opportunities.
Why we love Beaverbrook
You’ll find many original homeowners who’ve raised their families in the community and are now transitioning into retirement or watching their children plant their own roots in the same neighbourhood. There is a distinct familial atmosphere and strong generational community ties present in Beaverbrook, making it a warm and inviting place to live.
There aren’t many areas of Ottawa that still exude the traditional community lifestyle of years past, but this quintessential family neighbourhood carries with it the spirit of old-school values. This combined with the quiet streets, the walkability, and natural setting make this wonderful enclave truly unique.