Wondering why Ottawa is such an attractive meeting destination? As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is home to many award-winning cultural attractions and beautiful natural sites such as the Rideau Canal, which is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. From museums, to galleries, to outdoor adventure in any season as well as fine dining and shopping, you can be sure your delegates will always have something to do. In fact, when a conference or convention takes place in Ottawa, delegates often come into the city early or stay late!
With a pedestrian-friendly downtown core that is home to many world-class convention hotels, it’s easy for delegates to get to your event and take in the city’s many sights. In terms of meeting spaces, Ottawa is home to the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) as well as many unique off-site venues such as the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Ottawa is easily accessible with direct flights to its award-winning Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport from Europe, the United States and across Canada. And more than 12 million people live within a four-hour drive from Ottawa, as it is ideally situated between Toronto, Montreal and northern New York. See what Ottawa has to offer!