One of the many benefits of living in Vanier is the wide selection of schools.
Young children can attend the General Vanier Public School, which offers a variety of language courses; so, if English is not their first language, this might be the school for them. The Robert E. Wilson Public School focuses on developing your child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs.
There are also two excellent Catholic elementary schools nearby: the prestigious Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Michael schools. Both offer an excellent curriculum and a focus on instilling the proper attitudes to help your children grow up to be young adults.
For teenagers, you will be happy to know there are also a couple of excellent high schools nearby. There is the popular Rideau High, which puts an emphasis on inspiring and creating model citizens. Slightly further away, there is the Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School, which aims to promote faith and belief in oneself and one’s community.
Accessing all of Ottawa is a breeze when you live in Vanier. There are several major OC Transpo bus routes: the #14 connects you to the eastern and western regions of Ottawa, including ByWard Market, while the #2 and #18 routes open up the northern and southern areas of the city. Other buses in the area include the #9 and #12, which run along the busy Vanier Parkway.