Sex in Ottawa

Where can you find sex in Ottawa city?

If you’re looking to hook up in the capital then you’ve come to the right place.

Ottawa City has a good sex scene keeping its million residents entertained and includes licensed body rub parlours, plenty of night clubs and bars, plus strip clubs and — not to mention — hundreds of working girls. The industry is not overt and you have to know where to look which is why we’ve put together our Guide to Sex in Ottawa.



We take a look at the hot spots for adult entertainment in Ottawa. Our guide also includes:

  • Local Prostitution and Hooker Hot Spots
  • Ottawa Brothels
  • Finding Sex on Ottawa’s Classifieds and Personals
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How to find a hooker on Ottawa’s streets. Image via Flickr.

Local Prostitution and Hooker Hot Spots

Picking up prostitutes on the street is illegal in Ottawa and we strongly recommend you avoid this option.

There are no red light districts as such in Ottawa. Instead there are neighborhoods known as ‘strolls’ where a few dozen women may be found working on slow nights. Because most hookers now have access to free WiFi and cheap cell phones, most business is conducted using online advertising through the personals and classifieds. However, you will still find street prostitutes in the following areas:

  • Merivale Road/Kirkwood Avenue
  • Gladstone Avenue nr Mechanicsville
  • Montreal Road, Vanier
  • Byward Market/Dalhousie Street

How Much Does a Hooker Cost in Ottawa?

Street prostitutes charge around $40-100 for full service with oral costing $20-60.

If that sounds cheap, it’s because the risks are severe.

Escorts are much more expensive, but considerably safer to hire.

Ottawa Brothels

Brothels are illegal in Ottawa and you won’t find bawdy houses in Canada like you can in the US.

Instead, working women use the cover of massage parlours (also known as body rub centres) for providing services. These centres charge a door fee which covers the cost of the room hire (usually payable by credit or debit card) and the services performed once the door is closed are paid for in cash as a gratuity.

There are several body rub centres across the city from high end luxury spas to budget rub and tug centres. Prices (and quality of lady) vary depending on the venue but you can expect to pay an average of $40+ ‘donation’ for a handjob, $80+ for a blowjob and $150+ for full service.

You can find our guide to erotic massage in Ottawa here.

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Get full service at a body rub centre. Image via website.

Finding Sex on Ottawa’s Classifieds and Personals

Classified sites are popular in Ottawa for escort services as well as for personal advertisements.

The former is obviously a paid option whilst the latter may provide you with an opportunity for a free hook up.

Local escort services range from professional women who charge high end fees for companionship services whilst others are street hookers with a cheap cell phone looking to stay off the streets at night.

Then there are students and bored housewives looking to supplement their income. Basically, there is something for every budget and a range of ages and body types for all tastes. Some of the classifieds cater for fetishists, shemale lovers and couples.

With most of these classifieds, it’s important to remember that because they are 100% free to use, the listings are unverified so take the details with a pinch of salt and with an air of caution.

Don’t forget to read our guide on how to avoid escort scams to stay safe when responding to classified adverts.

LeoList, the Canadian version of Craigslist, delivers a whole range of female companion listings for the Ottawa area. There are hundreds of ads with almost all of them being from escorts. There is plenty of range in these listings including quite a few more mature ladies. The best part of LeoList is that you can use filters to narrow your search. These include age range, price range and, unlike some of the other classifieds, whether the ad is verified. This is a key feature to ensuring you aren’t wasting your time and makes LeoList a top go to site for escort services.

Craigslist casual encounters section has hundreds of listing in Ottawa and though most are for paid services such as escorts and erotic massage there are also genuine ads from women looking for no strings attached fun. The site is synonymous with the hook up and, if you are patient, you can definitely find real ladies looking for free sex.