Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighborhood about 17 km southwest of downtown. Barrhaven is surrounded by rural and farmland, with the exception of the growing Riverside South area across the Rideau. Directly south of Barrhaven is Manotick.

Barrhaven real estate has a very uniform feel and almost every street consists of town houses with some streets featuring singles as well as urban flats. The area contains several Catholic and public schools (see below), and numerous parks and playgrounds, mainly built since 2000. It is also home to the Walter Baker Sports Centre, a popular centre which contains a library amongst other facilities.

As of 2010, there is a strip mall on 3 of the 4 corners of the intersection at Strandherd and Greenbank, with a cinema, several grocery stores, Wal-Mart, a book store, Staples, Winners and Sport Check among others.

Barrhaven Neighborhoods

  • Old Barrhaven
  • Strandherd Meadows, the infill development extending Old Barrhaven to Strandherd Drive
  • Half Moon Bay, new neighborhood under development along Cambrian Road, west of Greenbank, east of Highway 416 and south of the Jock River
  • Longfields, south of Fallowfeild, west of Woodroffe
  • Davidson Heights, east of Woodroffe Avenue
  • Chapman Mills, bounded by Prince of Wales to the south/east, Woodroffe to the west
  • Winding Way, east of Prince of Whales Dr.
  • Stonebridge, located between Jockvale Rd and Prince of Wales
  • Barrhaven Mews, new community under construction between Strandherd and the Jock River
  • Barrhaven On The Green, located between Jockvale Road and Greenbank
  • Havenlea, east of Woodroffe Avenue, south of Crestway Drive
  • Hearts Desire, located along the Jock River near Jockvale Rd.
  • West Pointe Village, located between Cedarview Rd., Fallowfield Rd., Strandherd Rd. , and the Rail tracks

Barrhaven Public Schools

Elementary Intermediate Secondary
  • Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School
  • Barrhaven Public School
  • Berrigan Elementary School
  • Farley Mowat Public School
  • Jockvale Elementary School
  • Mary Honeywell Elementary School
  • Ecole Michaëlle Jean
  • Cedarview Middle School


  • John McCrae Secondary School
  • Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School
  • South Carleton High School


Barrhaven Catholic Schools

Elementary Secondary
  • L’école élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert Gauthier (French)
  • L’école élémentaire catholique Pierre Elliot Trudeau (French)
  • Monsignor Paul Baxter Catholic elementary school
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic elementary school
  • St. Emily Catholic elementary school
  • St. Luke Catholic elementary school
  • St. Patrick Catholic elementary school
  • St. Andrew Catholic elementary school


  • Mother Teresa High School
  • St. Joseph High School
  • École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard


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