Kanata is located just to the west of the Greenbelt and is one of the largest of several communities that surround central Ottawa. It is a planned community and an important hi-tech centre and grew rapidly due to the influx of high tech workers looking to capitalize on the new economical cityscape. The Province of Ontario incorporated Kanata as a city in 1978 and it remained a city until 2001, when it amalgamated as the City of Ottawa.
Carp is a compact rural community in West Carleton-March Ward in the City of Ottawa located in the northwestern portion of the municipality on the Carp River. The main street was formerly a section of the Trans-Canada Highway and carried much of the traffic coming from the west into Ottawa. However the village has been bypassed with the development of the Highway 417.