Barrhaven is a suburban area located in the southwest corner of the city of Ottawa. To its north lies the extensive of the Ottawa Greenbelt, and the east, the Rideau River. Barrhaven has a beautiful landscape, with loads public parks and playgrounds, and the Walter Baker Sports Centre, which provides a library and a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Rideau Carleton Raceway is a bit further east and will be transformed into the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. As a newer community, almost every street consists of larger 20th century style suburban homes, with shopping areas that are filled with popular big box stores like Costco, Wal-Mart, Staples and Winners. You'll love the many restaurants that satisfy any pallet. Several strip malls are tucked away throughout the community for easy access to a variety of shops and services. There is a small tennis club, veterinary clinic and more. Overall, the community affectionately known as "The Haven" is a quiet, family oriented suburb with plenty of great amenities. Transit and VIA Rail stations provides a variety of services to the area.