Ottawa, Canada

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A little gem in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s capital

A little gem in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s capital; only one block from the Rideau Canal (a world heritage site) with many cycle and walking paths. We are close to 5 national museums and Parliament Hill as well 20 minutes from the Gatineau Park(a large national conservation area). Our house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, TV room, computer room and can accommodate 5 persons easily. It has a beautiful secluded garden with a screened-in summer room. We are across the Ottawa river from Gatineau,Quebec and also 2 hours drive from bilingual Montreal and 5 hours drive from old Quebec City to the east and cosmopolitan Toronto to the west.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made


  • Retired social worker(F)
  • Retired lawyer (M)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Our Destination Wish List

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport - 10 kms

The Glebe is a well established fashionable residential community with grocery stores and trend )y shops within 5 minutes drive or 15 minute walk from our house.There are a variety of parks nearby Dows Lake (with canoe and kayak rentals), Lansdowne Park (with football field, cinemas, restaurents and children play area), Parliament Hill (30 minutes walk) and Chinatown.Corso Italia (part of Little Italy) with many restaurants, pubs and shops is a 10 minute walk. All parks and p[laces are readily available with public transportation.We are also next to the NCC cycle path along the side of the Rideau Canal (a world heritage site) which connects with over 600 kilometers of cycle paths in Ottawa (


  • Retired social worker(F)
  • Retired lawyer (M)


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a retired couple who have travelled in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.As well we have had 4 overseas postings with VSO Canada and Cuso International.We have 3 adult children (none living at home), 2 of whom are married with children.


We are a retired couple who love to travel. We are active and have done volunteer work overseas. We are interested in arranging a house exchange in Europe or elsewhere in the world We have done four previous house exchanges. Two of our adult children live in Ottawa and would be able to give help if required