The Senators are Ottawa's lone North American professional sports team – while the team has a complicated history, the current club was valued at $220 million by Forbes Magazine in 2012. The city is passionate about their boys in red and a trip to the Scotiabank Place (which opened in 1996, and has a 20,500 capacity) to watch them play is definitely worth it. Catch a highly-charged ice hockey game between the Senators and their rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, if possible.
Team stadium - Scotiabank Place
Almost as famous as the Senators, the Ottawa 67's represent the most successful sports team in Ottawa. This team has been a consistent winner since their inaugural 1967 season, and provides a high level of play for the ultimate spectator experience.
Team stadium - Ottawa Civic Centre
Right across the Ontario-Quebec border, the Olympiques have been the local team for hockey crazy Gatineau residents since 1973. Watching pretty much any game this team plays is bound to take you through an exciting and authentic experience of high level hockey.
Team stadium - Robert Guertin Centre
Both Carleton University and Ottawa University are considered rivals in the athletic arena, and have competitive teams in a plethora of sports. Locals and students have been showing their support and attending games for decades. Sports include hockey, football, soccer, basketball and volleyball, amongst others.
Carleton University Ravens (most notable sports team is the men's basketball team)
Ottawa University Gee-gee's (most notable sports team is the men’s football team)