Just below ByWard Market, between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River, the Sandy Hill neighbourhood is a wonderful place for families and students. With the Sandy Hill-Ottawa East University on the southwestern side of the community, there are plenty of affordable dining options and shopping not far from the campus.
Places to Eat Near Sandy Hill
Head over to the Sandy Hill Lounge and Grill on Somerset Street if you feel like a burger or wings. Just five minutes from the University.
In the mood for something sweet? Check out Fleur Tea House, another Somerset Street eatery, for coffee and dessert. And be sure to check out their impressive choice of herbal, green and black teas.
And if you feel like grabbing a beer and watching the game, stop by The Draft sports pub on the second floor of the Ottawa University Sports Complex.
Sandy Hill Things to Do
Less than five minutes from the University, the Bytowne Cinema is close enough to most Sandy Hill homes if you feel like catching a movie.
The Ottawa Little Theatre on King Edward Avenue has been around for nearly a century and offers a range of plays. It’s less than five minutes away from campus.
The Sandy Hill Arena Ice Skating rink is a great place for kids and adults alike. They’re open from September to May.
Outdoor Happenings in Sandy Hill, Ottawa
If there’s one thing that stands out about Sandy Hill, it’s the number of parks around.
The Sandy Hill Park and Community Centre is a great place to take the kids, or if you feel like getting some exercise. Saint Germain Park and Strathcona Park are also within walking distance.