Ottawa Tourism

Summer 2017

Tour Times is the official newsletter of Ottawa Tourism’s Travel Trade department, providing Travel Trade professionals with important industry information and Ottawa Tourism member updates. 

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It's Not Too Late to Catch These 2017 Special Events!

KontinuumKontinuum (Until Sept 14, 2017)
An ultimate underground experience with a futuristic and immersive multimedia production created by none other than Moment Factory and projected in one of Ottawa’s future Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. Free admission, reservations required.


MosaïCanada 150MosaïCanada 150 (Until Oct 15, 2017)
An impressive free garden event featuring sculptures, paintings and a one-kilometre stroll through 40 fantastic horticulture arrangements.


105th Grey Cup Festival105th Grey Cup Festival (Nov 21-26, 2017)
Several free and ticketed events, including performances, live music, and activities that build a sense of pride and places Canada’s talent front and centre; culminating in the Canadian Football League championship game on November 26.


Ottawa Welcomes the WorldOttawa Welcomes the World (Until Dec 1, 2017)
Canada’s diversity is an integral part of its history, its heritage, its pride…its DNA. This is why Ottawa is inviting embassies and high commissions to mark their country’s national celebration at the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building in 2017. This series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary.


Magnificence of Chaudière FallsMagnificence of Chaudière Falls (Sept 23-Nov 5, 2017 TENTATIVE DATES)
In Fall 2017, an ambient lighting display will illuminate the falls. Accompanied by a rich soundscape, the experience will evoke the culture of Indigenous people and in particular highlight the Algonquin heritage of the region.


2017 Scotiabank NHL1002017 Scotiabank NHL100
Classic outdoor Game (Dec 16, 2017) The Ottawa Senators play the Montréal Canadiens in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the very first National Hockey League game, which took place in the nation’s capital in 1917.

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Bank of Canada MuseumBank of Canada Museum
Visit their galleries to explore the economic lives of Canadians, travel through the history of money and discover the role the Bank of Canada plays in helping the Canadian economy run smoothly. See the economy from a whole new perspective—yours. Free admission.


Garden PromenadeGarden Promenade
The Garden Promenade is a 15km circuit that celebrates Ottawa’s garden culture by showcasing 40 gardens and over 70 garden experiences in Canada’s Capital Region. The route is focused where many main tourist attractions are located: in and around the city centre of Ottawa, Ontario and just across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec.


Canada Goose Arctic GalleryCanada Goose Arctic Gallery NOW OPEN!
New Permanent Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Learn about Arctic geography, ecosystems and sustainability, as well as the impacts of climate change.


Canadian History Hall NOW OPEN!
Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian History Hall tells the history of Canada and its people from the dawn of human habitation to the present. Through authentic artifacts and compelling stories, the Hall explores the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped and continue to shape this country.


National Gallery of CanadaCanadian and Indigenous Galleries NOW OPEN!
After many years of planning, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), officially opens the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. It is the first major gallery transformation at the NGC since the building’s inauguration in 1988. Internationally renowned museum design firm Studio Adrien Gardère reconfigured the galleries to create spacious rooms that are ideally suited to present close to 800 works of art from the NGC’s collections of Canadian and Indigenous art, and photographs, alongside loans of historical Indigenous sculptures and objects by Inuit, Métis, and First Nation artists.

We're Coming Your Way!

Ottawa Tourism will be attending these events during 2017. We hope to see you!

  • August 24–29, 2017 – Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) – Albuquerque, NM
  • October 23–25, 2017 – Bienvenue Quebec – Laval, QC
  • November 5–8, 2017 – Ontario Motorcoach Association Annual Marketplace (OMCA) – Toronto, ON

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