Findlay Creek is a newly established neighbourhood in Ottawa, perfect for families young and old looking for a safe and friendly community. Although Findlay Creek is a smaller suburban neighbourhood, there are plenty of elementary schools and parks to keep the little ones busy. But don’t worry; there’s fun for adults too! With quality and quaint local restaurants and bars, shopping centers, and golf, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Findlay Creek identifies as a suburban neighbourhood located in the Gloucester-South Nepean Ward between the intersection of Leitrim Road and Bank Street. According to the 2016 Canadian Census, Findlay Creek has a population of 8,865 residents, yet that number has quickly grown over the past several years.
Everything is close by in Findlay Creek. Whether by foot, bike, car or bus, you won’t be wasting too much time on the road. For those looking to travel downtown, it’ll take about 20 minutes by vehicle (without traffic) and 1 hour 30 minutes by bus.
In 2019, the average sales price for a home in Findlay Creek was about $505,000 and the average sales price for condos was about $230,000. There’s a wide variety of properties, giving buyers plenty of flexibility within their real estate budget. For those looking for a townhome, single, condo or semi-detached, Findlay Creek is the place for you.
Sawmill Creek Elementary School
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School
Vimy Ridge Intermediate School
Bayview Public School
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School
Diamond Jubilee Park
Findlay Creek Boardwalk
Tiger Lily Park
When it comes to travelling around Findlay Creek, there’s only one OC Transpo bus dedicated to the community, the 144. Are you someone who enjoys biking? Because if taking the bus isn’t your thing, biking is a natural alternative. Everything is within walking and biking distance. It takes about 10 minutes to bike from Bank St. to Albion Rd, which is from one side of this community to the other.
Are you looking to travel outside of Findlay Creek? South Keys and Leitrim have park-and-rides that’ll give you access to Downtown Ottawa and other communities within Ottawa.
View current routes and schedules here.
The Findlay Creek Community Association is a volunteer organization that works to improve the Findlay Creek community. Established in 2005, this not-for-profit organization works closely with city council members to refine safety, development, transportation, municipal by-laws and other community affairs.
Also, there are lots of opportunities for kids and adults to participate in sports and activities. Close to Findlay Creek, there are a few golf courses for those looking to improve their game. For those looking to get some ice time, Fred G. Barrett Arena is the place for hockey and public skating.
Just outside of Findlay Creek is the Sawmill Creek Pool and Community Centre, where kids can let out energy while parents relax. The swimming area has a six-lane pool, deep end, diving boards, 6-foot slide and sauna. They offer swimming lessons and aqua-fitness classes.
There’s the main shopping center within the Findlay Creek community that contains all the essentials you may need:
Just outside of Findlay Creek, the Pinn-To Thai Food Truck is a cute little spot to enjoy quality Thai food. Known for their generous portion sizes and savoury food, Pinn-To is one of the best places to buy Thai cuisine in Ottawa.
Known for their low prices and great value, Jonny Canuck’s makes you proud to be a canuck. This bar and grill offers a killer breakfast, massive main courses and an exciting atmosphere for sport watchers.
It’s rare to show up to Hunter’s Public House, and it’s not busy – but for good reason! Hunter’s Public House is a modernly designed restaurant selling specialty food and craft beers. Whether you’re on a date, out with some friends or enjoying a family dinner, Hunter’s should be at the top of your restaurant list.
The go-to shawarma spot in Findlay Creek. Shawarma Byte doesn’t hide the fact they use the freshest of ingredients to create authentic Middle-Eastern cuisine. For all the shawarma lovers out there, you won’t be left wanting for local options.
If you’re looking for greek food, you may need to travel past Leitrim to get it. But it’s worth it. Kallisto’s makes you feel at home. With super-friendly staff and quality food, the 10-minute drive will be a small price to pay.
This is another restaurant outside of Findlay Creek worth mentioning. Chips & Dairy wears multiple hats, offering authentic and quality Chinese food, burgers, fries and ice cream. They are well-known for their Chinese food and definitely worth visiting.
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