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About Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism membership

Reap the benefits of joining the Ottawa Tourism membership family.

Founded in 1970, Ottawa Tourism has been bringing visitors, tours, media and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region for 50 years!

Ottawa Tourism is governed by a Board of Directors and is the Destination Marketing Organization for Ottawa and its surrounding region.

Through industry leadership and destination marketing, Ottawa Tourism, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization, works together with more than 450 tourism-related member businesses to profile Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region as a diverse place to visit. From the city’s cultural gems to award-winning attractions and restaurants, we showcase the best of what Canada’s capital has to offer.

Ottawa Tourism is a committed tourism industry player that strives to promote the city on the regional, national and international stages to increase visitation and enhance economic impact for the industry and its membership. Whether you’re organizing a major convention or just coming to explore Ottawa on your own, see how Ottawa Tourism and its members can help to make your experience memorable!

Ottawa Tourism is dedicated to encouraging responsible travel and creating a positive benefit in our community through tourism. Our leadership role in empowering Indigenous tourism businesses and entrepreneurs, community engagement, and workforce development efforts exemplify our strength regarding social-cultural and economic sustainability. We remain committed to working towards greater environmental sustainability and are actively seeking ways in which we can encourage greater environmental stewardship in our capital. Ottawa Tourism strives to encourage visitors to leave a positive impact on our destination and share ways to experience the city sustainably and responsibly. Ottawa Tourism has taken the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge and commits to measuring and improving our progress towards becoming a more sustainable destination by 2030.

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