Until 2001, Kanata was a city of its own and had a fast development. Since then, it is still developing rapidly, but as an important part of Ottawa, like a planned community. It was incorporated as Kanata City in 1978. An important part of the economy of the city is First Air, a Canadian airline that has its headquarters in Kanata. If you plan visiting the city, you should not miss the following points of interest.
Brookstreet Hotel is a luxurious hotel located in Kanata, near the intersection of Carling Avenue with March Road. The hotel has 18 stories and an impressive aspect. It was designed by WZMH Architects and in present, is the property of Terry Matthews. It was opened to business on June 18, 2003 and has 35 suites and 276 rooms. This Kanata hotel is famous for being the site of the Bilderberg Conference, in 2006.
Kanata Research Park is a business park located here since 1986. If you simply want to visit it or if your job brought you in the area, this park deserves a visit. Admire the impressive business playground located in Kanata. In this place you will see the headquarters of famous companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Solace Systems and Mitel.
Bell Sensplex is an ice facility that you can visit in Kanata. Is located at 1565 Maple Grove Road and is open since December 12, 2004. This great attraction of Kanata is the home of the Ottawa Senators, the famous Canadian hockey team. The city offers from its own funds 2,400 hours of public use ice time each year, so if you are visiting this facility, give it a try.