COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. While the local COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, our website may not reflect current offerings. Please contact each business or entity directly before making plans.

Parliament Hill in Winter

Ottawa Tourism governance

Ottawa Tourism Board of Directors: 2020-2021

  • John Swettenham, Chair of the Board, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Ross Meredith, Past Chair of the Board, The Westin Ottawa
  • Martin Lacelle, Chair of the Rural Tourism Committee, Tourism Development Consultant
  • Stéphane Pelletier, Chair of the Meetings and Conventions Committee, Ottawa Marriott
  • Chris Pierce, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Les Suites Hotel
  • Colin Morrison, Vice Chair, Chair of the Travel Trade Committee, Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites
  • David Smythe, Chair of the Municipal Accommodation Tax Management Committee, Lord Elgin Hotel
  • Peggy DuCharme, Interim Chair of the Membership Committee, Downtown Rideau BIA
  • Nina Kressler, Shaw Centre
  • Joel Tkach, Ottawa International Airport Authority 
  • Cindy VanBuskirk, City of Ottawa
  • Steve Ball, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association
  • Heather Dawson, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
  • Paul Akehurst, Intertask Group of Companies
  • Steve Wilson, Escape Manor
  • Stefanie Siska, C’est Bon Cooking
  • Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism

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