Copeland Park/Bel-Air

At the center of everything Ottawa! 

A young family-friendly neighbourhood. Easy access to schools, transit, amenities and the Queensway 417. It’s 20-minutes or less to anywhere in the city.

About Copeland Park/Bel-Air

Copeland Park/Bel-Air Heights real estate gives you a taste of suburban life while giving you access to almost everything you need. Both neighbourhoods are family-oriented, surrounded by small quantities of mature woods, green vegetation and easy access to many Ottawa bike paths.

This is an established community, with properties first built in the 1950s and 1960s. The 2019 population of Copeland Park/Bel-Air sat at roughly 4,150 residents.

Although this neighbourhood is one of the older ones in Ottawa, the majority of properties are well maintained. In fact, Copeland Park/Bel-Air has many stunning mid-century modern (MCM) architect-designed homes. Most homes are single detached with good-sized yards as well as a selection of condominium complexes.

In 2019, the average price for a condo in the Copeland park area is around $250,000, and the average cost for a single-detached home is $470,000. Whether you’re looking to reside in a highrise, single detached, bungalow or townhouse, there’s a property for everyone in every phase of life.

Schools in Copeland Park/Bel-Air

Copeland Park/Bel-Air is in the proximity of a diverse variety of schools. Most elementary schools are located within this community, while secondary schools require you to travel only a few kilometres.

Please note: We have included a Fraser’s Institute Ranking where applicable. This is not the only way to determine school quality. For more information, please contact the individual schools.

Agincourt Road Public School

  • Grades: JK-8
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

St. Daniel School

  • Grades: JK-6
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A
  • Board: Ottawa Catholic School Board

École élémentaire catholique Terre-des-Jeunes

  • Grades: K- 6
  • Fraser Ranking: 8.1/10
  • Board: Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

École élémentaire publique Charlotte-Lemieux

  • Grades: Pre-school-6
  • Fraser Ranking: 5.3/10
  • Board: Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

Nepean High School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 7.9/10
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Notre Dame High School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 7.9/10
  • Board: Ottawa Catholic School Board

Merivale Intermediate/High School

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 8.1/10
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Woodroffe High School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 4.3/10
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 1.5/10
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Elizabeth Wyn Wood Secondary Alternate

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Parks in Copeland Park/Bel-Air

Copeland Park

  • A colourful play structure with a slide and monkey bars. There’s also two sets of swings and an open field to kick a soccer ball around.

Bel-Air Park

  • This park is in the middle of the Bel-Air community. It contains a Ottawa summer swimming pool, swingsets, a play structure and a subtle field to throw a frisbee around. There’s also a skating rink set up for the winter.

Navaho Park

  • The main attraction is the tennis court. There’s also open space for you and your dog to play.

Ainsley Park

  • A reasonably lovely field for dogs to enjoy. There’s also a well looked-after baseball diamond.

Agincourt Park

  • This park is found right across from the Agincourt Road Public School. This park has it all. Swings, play structure, baseball diamond and a wide-open field. During the summer, there’s an outdoor swimming pool that’s open from 12 AM till 7 PM. During the winter, there’s an outdoor rink for hockey and skating enthusiasts.

Greenlawn Park

  • A spacious park for sports activities. This park includes two tennis courts which double as a street hockey court. There’s also a full-sized soccer field for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

Public Transportation

Copeland Park/Bel-Air provides simple access to OC Transpo’s public transportation. Due to your proximity to Baseline station, you can travel to almost anywhere in Ottawa. If you’re able to drive to Baseline, there’s a parkway to park your car, although it is usually pretty full.

If driving to Baseline isn’t an option, you can take the 50 Tunney’s Pasture for easy access to the O’Train Light Rail Trail and downtown Ottawa. To travel towards Barrhaven or Baseline, take 50 Lincoln Fields. Both provide access to Iris Station as well.

View current routes and schedules here.

Community and Entertainment in Copeland Park/Bel-Air

The Bel-Air Community Association is a voluntary organization to promote and protect the interests of the residents that reside in the Copeland Park/Bel-Air community. Residents can voice their concerns, ideas and organize activities for the community.

Also, relatively close to the Pinecrest Recreation Complex, containing a five-lane swimming pool, sauna, weight and cardio rooms, and the Barabara Anne Scott Arena for skating and hockey.

The 417 or OC Transpo also gives you quick access to downtown’s fun and excitement:

  • Canadian War Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Rideau Canal
  • Byward Market Square
  • Central Experimental Farm

Amenities in Copeland Park/Bel-Air

  • 10 Minute Drive to Civic & Queensway Carleton Hospital
  • Close to College Square Mall
  • Pharmacies
  • Dentists
  • Gyms and workout facilities
  • Public libraries (located near Centerpointe)
  • Ben Franklin Skating Rink & park outdoor rinks (located near Centerpointe)

While a predominately suburban area, there are some shopping destinations near Copeland Park/Bel-Air Heights that offer both variety and convenience. 

College Square

  • Loblaws
  • Home Depot
  • LCBO/Beer Store
  • Restaurants/Fast Food
  • Outlet Stores
  • Canada Post
  • Coffee Shops
  • BMO Bank

IKEA Plaza (outside of Copeland Park)

  • IKEA
  • Michaels (Craft Store)
  • Restaurants/Fast Food
  • Coffee Shops
  • Indigo Book Store
  • Scotiabank

Walmart Baseline Supercentre

  • Walmart
  • Restaurants/Fast Food
  • Coffee Shops
  • Beauty Stores
  • CIBC

Dining Out in Copeland Park

Be prepared to have everything at your finger-licking fingertips when you live in Copeland Park/Bel-Air. This neighbourhood provides you with a wide selection of restaurants from family-oriented, fast food, sit-down and high end.

All these restaurants can be found in the College Square market and in the Merivale area.

Summerhays Grill

Since 2000, Summerhays Grills has been a staple for scrumptious breakfasts and late-night chicken wings. This simple, neighbourhood restaurant offers a standard variety of breakfast items, entrees, steak, burgers, and pasta. All menu items have excellent quantity sizes for those with empty bellies. There’s also a bar attached to quench your thirst.

Chances R Restaurant

Found in the heart of College Square, Chances R is a stylish sitdown restaurant known for using the freshest and finest ingredients. Winners of the Consumers Choice Award for “Ottawa’s Best Family Restaurant” and “Service Excellence Award” by the Nepean Chamber of Commerce, chances “R” you’ll enjoy your time at this restaurant.

Ng’s Cuisine

A very popular Cantonese & Sichuan restaurant for big family dinners. Ng’s provides dining, take out and catering for all sorts of occasions. Ng’s Cuisine is well known for its delicious daily dim sums. The large quantities of various foods never disappoint. Expect to leave full and ready
for a nap.

Merivale Fish Market & Seafood

Doubles as an actual fish market, this restaurant sells some of the freshest fish in Ottawa. This quaint little restaurant is Merivale’s best-kept secret. The Merivale Fish Market offers a variety of various fish and seafood dishes you’re sure to enjoy. An excellent place for a date night!

Yorgo’s Greek Food & Pizza

Enjoy the taste of Greece. Yorgo’s Greek Food & Pizza takes pride in the quality and freshness of the food served. All their meats are safely marinated for 24 hours in their famous marinate. From gourmet pizza, greek chicken platters to salads, Yorgo’s provides a tasty take-out option for busy families.


Treat yourself to Montreal style bagels, right here in Ottawa. Famous for their “24/7, 365” store hours, Kettlemans is always open for morning bagels or a late-night snack. With a variety of freshly made bagels, sandwiches and pastries, Kettlemans makes sure you’re fed right.

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