"KANATA" Kanata by pieter_jan_v

Kanata Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 17 photos

Canada's "Silicon Valley"
Some Kanata history

Kanata is an ever growing community, 22 km from downtown Ottawa along the 417 Highway.

In 1978 it became a city from the Township of March.

The area is chosen as a high-tech development area and many high-tech industries like DEC, later Digital, Compaq and now HP; Mitel, Alcatel-Lucent, Dell Canada, Nortel (exploded after the mobile phone crisis) and Cisco Systems, Inc.

Furthermore the Senators Icehockey stadium -The Corel Centre; now Scotiabank Place- was build here with grow potential for additional development like for instance the car dealerships (opened in 2007).

Housing development goes on in parallel with the industry development, creating its own road congestion.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An icehockey stadium (with next door car dealership)
  • Cons:Increasing development
  • In a nutshell:Where the new money is flowing
  • Last visit to Kanata: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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