Ottawa Area & Neighbourhood Information
Located in Ottawa's west end on the Rideau River, Britannia Village offers an eclectic mix of homes, river access, and an array of recreational activities. The neighbourhood is full of early cottage flare, surrounded by water, forest, and steep hills.
In the early 1820s, the community grew around property developed by Capt. John Lebreton; a grist mill, saw mill, and a house he named "Britannia." The Canadian Pacific Railway line prompted significant growth in the neighbourhood, with its first subdivision built in the 1870s. Until after WWII, the area was primarily a summer cottage community when many veterans returned to the neighbourhood seeking housing. In 1950, the village was annexed to the city of Ottawa. During the 20th century, the neighbourhood grew substantially, and was soon surrounded by the western suburb of Nepean.
Britannia Village Amenities
The neighbourhood is well-known for its stunning architecture, with a number of them designated as heritage landmarks, incluiding the Brittania Yacht Club, one's of Canada's oldest yacht clubs. Other heritage buildings include:
- Old St. Stephen's Church
- William Murphy House
- Rowatt House
- Arbour House
The neighbourhood has no shortage of recreational activities. In Britannia Park, you will find loads of greenspace, perfect for a picnic. Located between Carling Avenue and the river, the park is accessible on Ottawa's bike path system. In addition, the park features Brittania Beach, a great spot to soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
- Milestones - a classic spot for a great bar selection and a wide variety of main dishes
- Little India Cafe - serving popular Indian cuisine, including a well-known lunch buffet and take-out service
- Biagio's Italian Cuisine - offering handcrafted dishes, just like Mama used to make
Getting Around Britannia Village
Given its location, Britannia Village provides quick and easy access to various points across the city. Downtown can be reached via car in 20 minutes, or 35 minutes by bus. If heading to the Ottawa International Airport (YOW), you can get there in 25 minutes by driving, or 55 minutes by bus. OC Transpo routes 2, 16, 85, and 97 offering convenient service.
Want to learn more about Britannia Village? Drop us a note or give us a call at (613) 238-2801.
Buy Your New House or Condo in This Neighbourhood
Approximately 16% of the homes in Britannia Village were constructed prior to 1960. Single family homes in the neighbourhood range in price from $300,000 to well over $1.5 million. Condominiums range in price from $179,900 to over $314,000.
In Britannia Heights, homes start at approximately $200,000, with condominiums starting at $210,000.
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Britannia Village Historical Sales Stats