Rockland is a thriving community just east of Ottawa, near Orleans. This is a bilingual community with a large French-speaking population. Rockland is a growing community with lots to love. From newer built communities to well-established areas this beautiful community along the Ottawa River just east of Ottawa is one the best communities we know. 

Let’s take a look at what makes Rockland one of the best places to live in Ottawa. 


Rockland is located about 40km east of Downtown Ottawa but it has easy highway access so it is a quick easy trip. Rockland is far enough away to exist as its own community but allows you the option of going into Ottawa with ease. 

Rockland is also close to Traversier Ecolos Ferry, which means easy access to Quebec across the river.

The location along the River also means great opportunities for recreation. There are quite a few waterfront properties or properties near the waterfront in Rockland and surrounding areas. There are additionally several boat launches that allow for anyone to access the water. This is a great spot to take in a sunset or have a picnic by the water. 


Rockland is home to some fantastic schools. For elementary school they have Rockland Public School, St. Patrick catholic Elementary School, École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Trinité École Carrefour Jeunesse.

For high schools, they offer École secondaire catholique L'Escale, Rockland District High School, St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School and the Canadian International Hockey Academy. The wide selection of schooling options means your kids will not have to go far for school.


Rockland is located along the Ottawa River which means opportunities for boating including a boat launch point. It also means enjoying picnics along the water and all of the other great recreation options the River has to offer.

Rockland has 3 ice surfaces and one concrete surface. These are available for free skating and shinny hockey as well as organized league games. The city also has 16 recreational parks and a YMCA. All your recreation needs will be met in Rockland.


Rockland offers a diversity of homes which include newer builds, condominiums, townhomes, bungalows, and more. The diversity of options means that there is a home for everyone in Rockland. You can browse some of the current listings below. 

Here is one unique property in Clarence Crossing ROckland to give you an idea of the possible lifestyle in Rockland: 


Rockland offers several different community groups which care for specific areas of lifestyle in Rockland. These groups include Artistic and Cultural Associations, Community Programs, Sports Associations, Youth Organizations, and Social Clubs. This forms a tight-knit community with special activities for all interest areas.


The shopping in Rockland is vast, you will not need to go into Ottawa for anything! Rockland has local outlets of major chains like A&W, Boston PizzaTim Hortons, Canadian TireSubwayDollaramaFood Basics, Giant Tiger, Home Hardware, Your Independent Grocer, LCBO, McDonald's, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Shoppers Drug Mart, St-Hubert, Gabriel's Pizza, and Walmart.

All your essentials are right in town in addition there are several local shops and eateries around every corner. People are proud to live here and you will be too! 

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