Ottawa Tourism


Hear from others who have worked with Ottawa Tourism to host a successful event!

Sport Event Hosting – Ottawa 2017

2017 NHL100 Classic™

2017 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships

2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships

2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings

2017 Davis Cup

2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

2016 Tim Hortons Brier

Ryan Paul, Manager, Championships and Partnerships, Golf Canada
Just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your team for all your support leading up to and during the CP Women’s Open. The tournament would not have been as successful as it was without the added help from Ottawa Tourism. It was indeed a great partnership and we have learned a lot of good takeaways on how to work with host partners and become actively involved in the community in which we hold our National Open.
Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer , Canadian Curling Association
Over the past year, the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and Ottawa Tourism have extensively collaborated and also entered into a very unique partnership agreement that will provide the City of Ottawa with strategic hosting opportunities for a number of years in the future. These opportunities include high profile national championship events as well as the potential to stage an international championship, with a significant economic impact to the City of Ottawa. On behalf of the Canadian Curling Association, I would like to personally congratulate Darrell Cox for his initiative and leadership in working with the CCA to create this unique partnership that will showcase the strength of sport tourism, the economic impact for the City, and the importance of curling to the City of Ottawa.
Kathy Noxon, Director, Eastern Region Ringette Association
The assistance that we received from Darrell Cox representing Ottawa Tourism went far above and beyond anything that we could have anticipated. Added to that, the professionalism and enthusiasm that he added to the preparation of the bid was incredible - truly a wonderful working experience.
Norm O’Reilly, Race Chair, 2013 ITU Duathlon World Championships, Senior Advisor, Consulting Group, TrojanOne
In the summer of 2012, we at TrojanOne were presented with an opportunity to host the 2013 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Duathlon World Championships. The opportunity to host an international event of this magnitude is rare and preparation times typically range from 2 to 4 years, not 12 months. However, thanks to the efficient support of Ottawa Tourism and their willingness to help us navigate the challenges of hosting a running and cycling event in the heart of a major city, we were able to welcome more than 1000 international athletes and coaches to Ottawa in August 2013 and award world championships to age-group, junior and elite athletes. To boot, the event generated an estimated $8 million in economic impact for the city of Ottawa.