With over 100 different houses of worship in Ottawa, it’s easy to find a congregation that is best suited for you. Because of the great diversity of the city, there are many religious houses that serve believers in languages other than English or French, Canada’s two official languages. With a bit of research, you should hopefully find a space that is nearby as well as adheres to the same faith you have.
For Catholics, there are grand cathedrals and basilicas such as Notre-Dame and St. Patrick’s, among others, and many smaller congregations as well. Notable among the Orthodox Catholic churches are the St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Shrine and the St. Elias Catherdral. Protestants, such as those who go to Lutheran, Anglican, United or Presbyterian churches, also have a wealth of options. Some of the most impressive churches include Dominion-Chalmers, First United, St . John the Evangelist, St. Giles and the new Metropolitan Bible Church. Those of Jewish faith might consider Agudath Israel, Temple Israel or Beit Tikvah, while Muslims might worship at the Ottawa Mosque, Masjid Bilal or the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque. There are also several Buddhist and Hindu temples throughout the city as well.