North Gower is a village located approximately 20 minutes south east of the City of Ottawa, and was included in the 2001 amalgamation. Easily accessible from Highway 416, North Gower shares most of its amenities with the surrounding villages of Richmond, Kemptville, Kars, and Manotick.
Kars is a small village on the Rideau River within the rural section of the City of Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation in 2001 it was part of Rideau Township. The community is located just south of Manotick and to the west of the village of Osgoode.