Crystal Bay Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour – Ottawa Life with Ottawa Realtor and Ottawa Real Estate Agent
Welcome to Crystal Bay Ottawa and Lakeview Park Ottawa! This area combines three neighbourhoods—Crystal Bay in the west and Crystal Beach and Lakeview Park in the east. Sitting right on the Ottawa River, this area is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Ottawa.
HISTORY of crystal bay Ottawa
Starting in the 1960s, the neighbourhood was designed to reduce the flow of traffic on its residential streets. As it grew, the area became known for its strong community bonds as well as its abundance of outdoor recreation.
If you’re visiting the Crystal Bay—Lakeview Park area, stop at Andrew Hayden Park. You can picnic, catch an outdoor concert at the bandshell, do some bird watching, play tennis, or check out one of the park’s walking trails.
If you’re living in Ottawa you always want to know how far a neighbourhood is from the city centre. You’ll be pleased to know that Crystal Bay—Lakeview Park is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. This is a neighbourhood that offers all the benefits of quiet residential living with the conveniences of an urban centre.
nepean sail club
What else can you get up to in Crystal Bay—Lakeview Park? The area is famous for the Nepean Sailing Club in Dick Bell Park. Since its opening in 1979, the club has grown to 1900 members who enjoy its amenities from April through October.
The club is home to youth and adult training programs and a full calendar of racing events throughout the season. Its restaurant, The Galley, is open to the public and has a tremendous view of the harbour from its patio.
The Nepean Sailing Club grounds are also a haven for bird and wildlife watchers. You may spot an Arctic tern or a loggerhead shrike through your binoculars, but be careful that you don’t miss an otter or a porcupine!
Crystal Bay—Lakeview Park is a lovely residential neighbourhood filled with families and bountiful opportunities to enjoy its beautiful natural setting.