Ottawa Nav

Ottawa Nav


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Ottawa Nav is a first of its kind connected city platform allowing real time, zone based communication between the City of Ottawa and its citizens. This platform is managed using an administrative console controlled directly by City of Ottawa employees.

With a current emphasis on traffic, you get live camera, road and traffic information from a 2.5 or up to 100 kilometre radius, depending on your distance of travel. A unique zone centric navigation mode further helps in passing on information while on the go.

With zones, the City of Ottawa has turned every area to a smart space, catered to finding information easily, personally and instantly. For example:

At Parliament Hill? Check out their zone to see when they're open, history about our country, and exciting events going on.
Near one of our great museums? Check out their zone to access their apps, opening times, and interesting exhibits.
In a city zone? Check out traffic cameras and events, plus other services such as OC Transpo and Pay by cell relevant to the zone you’re in.

Look forward to more zones being created around the city.

Ottawa Nav is an all Canadian connected city partnership is made possible using the award winning Flybits technology in collaboration with the City of Ottawa and Ryerson University.

Thank you for choosing Ottawa Nav. It is a central information hub for everyone in our great city. For support and feedback, please contact us at

Stay tuned for new and exciting features in the future.

Recently changed in this version

Point A to B navigation with construction events and cameras displayed
Overhauled UI to have more guidance when using the app
New zones plus categories (thanks for the feedback!)
What's On in the city

Comments and ratings for Ottawa Nav
  • (16 stars)

    by Dan Panke on 24/11/2013

    Really has no value in its current state. The City wants motorists to stop using mobile apps when driving yet they release an app that encourages it.

  • (16 stars)

    by Henry Smith on 22/11/2013

    Cool concept can't wait to see what the future brings

  • (16 stars)

    by Cody Massey on 21/11/2013

    No real time traffic. No scroll no zoom. Ill stick with Google maps thanks.

  • (16 stars)

    by Donald Paul Joseph Racine on 21/11/2013

    Great idea....but needs tweaking

  • (16 stars)

    by Jeffrey Furry on 20/11/2013

    Enjoying the app. Just updating my review with feedback and questions after initial use. 1) On my Android Phone, the back button doesn't work as expected. Too often it exits me from the app when I just want to go back one screen 2) That long disclaimer that pops up and forces me to select Driver vs Passenger mode every time is annoying and makes it less safe to use in the car as I have to selec

  • (16 stars)

    by Douglas Murray on 20/11/2013

    I now don't have to guess which route to take anymore.

  • (16 stars)

    by Greg C on 20/11/2013

    The traffic cam at Terry Fox & March was dated September. I don't live in Ottawa so I don't need live updates. Can I turn these off?

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