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.
Small town charm in a capital city.View Gallery
The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.View Gallery
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.View Gallery
You don’t need to travel far to find quaint, film-friendly towns.View Gallery
With over 600 kilometres of multi-use paths, you’re sure to find what you need.View Gallery
Peaceful courtyards and historic, stone buildings provide perfect European settings, without leaving Canada..View Gallery
A unique and historic attraction blending an outdoor stadium, heritage buildings, green space, and shops.View Gallery
Small town, big city or something in between, we have your shopping scenes covered.View Gallery
Featuring one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets, the ByWard Market neighbourhood is Ottawa's most popular tourist and filming destination.View Gallery
World-class galleries, theatres, and museums help Ottawa stand out as a cultural centre.View Gallery
As a proud multicultural city, Ottawa has every type of religious building to suit your story.View Gallery
Film-friendly locations you won’t find anywhere else.View Gallery
From charming, rustic restaurants to upscale bars and clubs, Ottawa's award-winning culinary scene awaits your next production.View Gallery
Film on Parliament Hill or at one of the historic government buildings nearby.View Gallery
Ottawa has doubled for Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – even Los Angeles!View Gallery
An abundance of parks and greenspace provide serene backdrops.View Gallery
Stadiums, arenas, golf courses and more – Ottawa has the locations you need for your next big sports movie.View Gallery
The locations you need to bring your period drama to life.View Gallery
With so many lakes and rivers, not to mention the Rideau Canal National Historic Site, bridges abound in the National Capital Region.View Gallery
Gritty locations that are sure to add character to your production.View Gallery
Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, a canal – Ottawa has it all!View Gallery