Ottawa Named One of Canada’s Best Cities for Boomers

What makes a city age-friendly? It’s a destination that offers everything someone would need to live a dynamic, and active lifestyle. A place that’s ready when you are regardless of age. ’Named one of the top cities to retire by Moneysense, and CBS News, Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario ranks high for livability, culture, and accessibility to services. Located on the Quebec border, Ottawa is a vibrant city that is proud of its heritage and offers endless opportunities to explore the picturesque scenic beauty and experience its urban cityscape.

According to the Council on Aging of Ottawa, seniors make up the city’s fastest growing demographic but don’t let the word senior fool you. Ottawa’s boomers and retirees hold the key to longevity and are more active than ever thanks to world-class healthcare, and access to an abundance of indoor/outdoor recreation. This city was designed to accommodate the needs of active adults providing affordable housing, convenient public transportation, and offers exciting events, and activities to stay socially engaged. Out of 300 cities, Forbes listed Ottawa the fourth cleanest city worldwide which is evident in its pristine outdoor spaces, and walkable downtown areas. Boasting a low crime rate, this Canadian gem offers peace of mind and a family friendly environment.

Highly efficient public transit makes getting around this city a breeze. The OCTranspo system includes bus, and train services providing accessible transportation for everyone. With reduced fares for seniors, and equipped to accommodate mobility devices, exploring Ottawa is made easy without having to get behind the wheel.

The 55+ living is anything but laid back, with exciting nightlife, an exhaustive list of shopping, and dining spots, and iconic cultural venues. The Ottawa River is at the heart of the city’s outdoor recreation with a network of hiking, and bike trails, beautiful fishing areas, and is famous for whitewater rafting. Home to challenging golf courses, and famed for its winter sports from cross-country skiing to dog sledding, Canada’s capital is an unforgettable destination for year round adventure. Ottawa has truly fine-tuned active adult living by designing a city to enhance the lives of its ageless boomer population