Anything you want.
What’s it like to have it all? Dining, Shopping, Relaxation, Family Fun, Nightlife, and accommodation all in one place? Barrhaven is the perfect place to live, work, shop, play, and stay and it feels pretty good!
With over 550 businesses and services, you can find everything you need right here. This is why we LOVE Barrhaven! Try something new and explore what this community has to offer! Check out our DIRECTORY to find exactly what you are looking for!
Barrhaven is a community located just outside of the Greenbelt in the South West of the City of Ottawa. With over 100,000 residents, this fast growing community has quickly become a vibrant city within a city! Whether you’ve lived here all your life, are new to the community, or are looking for a great place to stay or visit, Barrhaven has something for everyone!
With over 100 retail stores, Barrhaven is premiere shopping destination in the city of Ottawa! From clothing to giftware to unique foods, you can find everything you’re looking for right here! Take some time to check out our malls and shops!
From fine dining to fast food, and everything in between, Barrhaven has it all! Have the perfect evening out or order something to go to experience the flavours of Barrhaven for yourself! There are over 115 restaurants to choose from so the only challenge is picking just 1.
Whether it’s a staycation or a visit from out of town, guests are treated to top level hospitality at the Hampton Inn & Suites Ottawa West! Take a dip in the pool, visit the fitness centre, and stay in the middle of the action!
Check out a movie, take a challenge at our local escape room, or plan a night out! Barrhaven has lots to offer in terms of family fun and night life! Don’t forget to check out our local green spaces and recreation facilities too! There’s always something to do!
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There are always great things happening in Barrhaven! Check back here often for new event announcements from both the Barrhaven BIA and our community partners!
I ❤️ Barrhaven
Born out of our community’s fierce pride for this place we call home, the I ❤️ Barrhaven branding was born. It can be seen throughout the community on signage and public art, on swag sold and given away by the Barrhaven BIA, and on our storefronts! Watch for events and opportunities to show your Barrhaven pride on our social media channels.
With a goal of beautifying our community and pedestrian spaces, the Barrhaven BIA (with grants from the City of Ottawa) has installed two major public art installations at 24 locations throughout the community. Check them out and take a selfie – that’s what they are there for!
Large Heart Installations
Located in 4 of our business districts, these large hearts provide a great photo opportunity both day and night! Hearts can be found at Citigate (beside Montana’s), the Hampton Inn & Suites Ottawa West, Highbury Park (by Chocolat Favoris), and at Village Square (at Boston Pizza).
Traffic Control Box Wraps
Bringing an urban concept to the suburbs, 20 traffic control boxes have been wrapped with vibrant designs from local artist Robbie Lariviere of Falldown Gallery! Four unique designs are scattered throughout the community representing 4 major business sectors and all our Barrhaven businesses (Shopping, Dining, Living, and Fun!) The intricate designs ensure that you will notice something new every time you look at them! See how many of them you can find!