Ottawa is a vibrant, modern, city with both the charms of nature and the energy of urban life. It is very bicycle-friendly and the beautiful Gatineau Park is only minutes away. A dynamic student culture thrives within the city as the bilingual National Capital region is home to five universities and two colleges.
DUC, being nestled in a corner of downtown, is close to plenty of nightlife, restaurants, museums, concerts and plays. The National Arts Center (NAC) offers Live Rush tickets for students which allows them to see some of the world’s best performers at very reasonable prices. Along with shops, cafés, pubs and malls, DUC is within walking distance of Parliament Hill, four national museums, the famous Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River.
Some favorite student hangouts include the pubs on Preston street (Pub Italia and Pubwells) and various Asian restaurants on Somerset. Ottawa’s famous Byward Market area is a short cab ride away with dozens of dance clubs and restaurants attracting thousands of students on weekends.