Findlay Creek

A cozy neighbourhood for young families!

This newly formed community is a safe and lovely place to live. Learn about why young families are choosing Findlay Creek.

Findlay Creek Ottawa

About Findlay Creek

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.

Schools in Findlay Creek

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.

Sawmill Creek Elementary School

  • Grades: JK-8
  • Fraser Ranking: 4.1
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board9

St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School

  • Grades: JK-8
  • Fraser Ranking: 6.5
  • Board: Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Vimy Ridge Intermediate School

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Fraser Ranking: 4.9
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Bayview Public School

  • Grades: JK-4
  • Fraser Ranking: N/A
  • Board: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Fraser Ranking: 7.6
  • Board: Ottawa Catholic School Board

Parks in Findlay Creek

Dragonfly Park

  • Right beside the Vimy Ridge Public School, Dragonfly Park is a convenient park for close-by neighbours and after-school fun. This park has a play structure, swings and a basketball court.

Diamond Jubilee Park

  • The Diamond Jubilee Park is Findlay Creek’s largest park and is surrounded by a small stream of water. This park has it all, from play structures, splash pads, trails, skate park, and outdoor hockey rink that combines for a basketball court in the summer.

Findlay Creek Boardwalk

  • This 400m boardwalk allows walkers to enjoy all that mother nature has to offer. With beautiful and peaceful surroundings, dedicated walkers will make it a habit to travel through Findlay Creek Boardwalk.

Tiger Lily Park

  • Tiger Lily Park is found in the middle of a small community of homes; it contains a small play structure and lots of open grassy areas. While your kids play at the park, you can walk the dog. There are also benches and picnic tables to sit and relax.

Anishà Park

  • An abstract looking park with modern-looking designs. This park is more for visual pleasure than playing around. Although there are some swings and a basketball net.

Turtle Park

  • A small park for the little ones. This park contains some open grass areas, a tiny splash pad and a cute little play structure.

Butterfly Park

  • Butterfly Park is a small park but still has lots of opportunities for fun. With multiple play structures, swings and open fields, this is a quaint place to let out some energy.

Creekview Park

  • A beautiful park in the heart of the Findlay Creek neighbourhood. With a play structure, gazebo, swings and tons of open grass, this park has something for everyone. During the heat of the summer, kids can enjoy a splash pad.

Public Transportation

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.

Community and Entertainment in Findlay Creek

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.

Amenities in
Findlay Creek

  • Back on Track Physiotherapy
  • Laurier Optical
  • Hearing Care Clinic
  • Dentists
  • Police Station
  • Fire Station 32
  • 20-minute drive to Ottawa Hospital General & CHEO
  • Hope Cemetery

There’s the main shopping center within the Findlay Creek community that contains all the essentials you may need:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Canadian Tire
  • FreshCo
  • Bulk Barn
  • Local restaurants & fast-food
  • Daycare
  • CIBC & Scotiabank
  • Gas stations
  • LCBO

Dining Out in
Findlay Creek

Pinn-To Thai Food Truck

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.

Jonny Canuck’s Bar & Grill

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.

Hunter’s Public House

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.

Shawarma Byte

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.

Kallisto Greek Restaurant

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.

Chips & Dairy Fast Food

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.

Is Findlay Creek Right For You?

Has Findlay Creek peaked your interest? Our team of agents are equipped with the proper knowledge to find you a place you can call home.

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