Beaverbook is the first and oldest residential neighbourhood in Kanata. Beaverbrook was an agricultural part of March Township until the 1960s when developer and planner Bill Teron set about creating a planned Garden City community. When he started, it was only a cornfield, but now it is one of the most desirable communities in Kanata with it’s beautiful mature trees, large residential lots, superb recreational facilities and proximity to schools, shopping and all amenities.

The first street to be developed was Tiffany Crescent in 1964. John Mlacak, who was the reeve of March Township from 1968 to 1976, helped lead the development of Kanata during the 1970s, 1980s and onward. The city centre didn’t grow as he had originally planned, but eventually with its residences, hi-tech businesses, and commercial services, in 1978 it was incorporated as the City of Kanata. Beaverbrook is named after Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook.

Schools in the Beaverbrook area include W.Erskine Johnston Public, Stephen Leacock Public, Roland Michener and Georges Vanier Catholic School, as well as Earl of March Secondary School.

With an outdoor pool, 3 skating rinks and lots of parks and greenspace, Beaverbrook is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in the Ottawa area. The sprawling bungalows, mature trees and beautiful landscaping make Beaverbrook one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in the Kanata area.