Ottawa Filming Locations

The world in one city

Ottawa is a versatile location. We have it all—the big city, small towns, American and European architecture, rugged outdoors and the ability to travel back in time in historic districts. Office towers, grand homes, gothic revival architecture and working-class streets are all part of our impressive location roster. We even have locations that can stand in for the Middle East.

The best part is you can access multiple locations in a single day. Ottawa puts more than 4,700 square kilometers (2,900 square miles) of urban, suburban, rural and wild spaces within an easy drive of downtown.

The locations below, accessible through our Flickr page, will help provide you with an overview of the myriad of locations and looks Ottawa can offer. Looking for something specific? The OMDC’s digital library has 250+ film-friendly locations in Ottawa complete with contact info, photos, and descriptions. From period dramas to modern romantic comedies, action thrillers to horror films, Ottawa has hosted it all! Drop us a line and we’ll help you scout the perfect location.

Art
Bars
Big City
Boardroom
Bridges
ByWard Market
Cathedral
Church
Cinema
Clubs
Commercial
Country
Cubicles
Diefenbunker
Europe
European
Farm
Farmhouse
Football
Forest
Gallery
Gatineau
Graffiti
Heritage
Historic
Kemptville
Lake
Market
Museums
Office
Park
Parliament
Pathway
Playground
Prescott-Russell
Religious Site
Restaurant
Rideau Canal
River
Rural
Rustic
Shopping
Small Town
Sports
Stadium
Stores
Theatre
Trail
tunnel
Urban
Woods

Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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Office Space

Whether you're looking for a hip start-up office, an upscale law firm, or something in between, Ottawa has every type of office space your project could need.

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Neighbouring Cities

You don’t need to travel far to find quaint, film-friendly towns.

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Trails & Pathways

With over 600 kilometres of multi-use paths, you’re sure to find what you need.

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European

Peaceful courtyards and historic, stone buildings provide perfect European settings, without leaving Canada..

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Lansdowne Park

A unique and historic attraction blending an outdoor stadium, heritage buildings, green space, and shops.

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Commercial Streetscapes

Small town, big city or something in between, we have your shopping scenes covered.

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ByWard Market

Featuring one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets, the ByWard Market neighbourhood is Ottawa's most popular tourist and filming destination.

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Religious Sites

As a proud multicultural city, Ottawa has every type of religious building to suit your story.

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Unique Spaces

Film-friendly locations you won’t find anywhere else.

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Dining & Nightlife

From charming, rustic restaurants to upscale bars and clubs, Ottawa's award-winning culinary scene awaits your next production.

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Parliamentary Precinct

Film on Parliament Hill or at one of the historic government buildings nearby.

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Big City

Ottawa has doubled for Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – even Los Angeles!

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Parks & Playgrounds

An abundance of parks and greenspace provide serene backdrops.

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Sports & Recreation

Stadiums, arenas, golf courses and more – Ottawa has the locations you need for your next big sports movie.

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Historical Buildings

The locations you need to bring your period drama to life.

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Bridges & Underpasses

With so many lakes and rivers, not to mention the Rideau Canal National Historic Site, bridges abound in the National Capital Region.

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Urban & Industrial

Gritty locations that are sure to add character to your production.

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Waterscapes

Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, a canal – Ottawa has it all!

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