Westboro is located along the Ottawa River about 6 kilometres west of Parliament Hill. Westboro is a thriving community with a lively street scene. Westfest, a free music festival, is held every year during the second weekend in June, and features a variety of local and national performers. Westboro is exclusive to some of the trendiest shops in Canada offering a quaint, yet urban shopping experience. There is also a large ‘green’ movement in Westboro.