Sport Hosting in Ottawa - Hearts race here

Ottawa is Canada in one city, the country’s capital where its stories are told around every corner. We’re also a city that’s totally into sports, adventure, recreation, and celebration–and an inspired choice for hosting your next major event. We’re here to inspire– and will take your game to a whole new level.

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, Ottawa Marathon
Elevate your game
As Canada’s capital, Ottawa puts your sporting event on a national and international stage. It also surrounds athletes, coaches and supporters with iconic national sites, historic landmarks, urban experiences and the great outdoors.
Sport hosting pedigree
Ottawa is a proven host destination for international, national and regional competitions and annual sporting events across a vast array of summer, winter and indoor sports. We’re also home to Canada’s House of Sport.
TD Place, Ottawa Redblacks
The place to play
Whether your sport takes place on water or ice, on a track or field, on a court or in a gym, or on a roadway or pathway–Ottawa offers excellent venues and facilities for competitions of all kinds and sizes.
The Westin Ottawa
We’re very accommodating
Ottawa’s accommodations sector offers a diverse range of options, from luxury hotels to university dorms and everything in between to meet needs and budgets.
Aerial, Parliament, Ottawa River
Easy come, easy go
Ottawa is easy to reach by air, rail and road, with an award-winning airport just 15 minutes from downtown and many options for local travel.
Sport - Major Events - Terry Fox Field
We’re on your team
Ottawa Tourism’s award-winning Major Events Team partners with sport governing bodies to provide a comprehensive suite of event bidding and hosting services.

Sport Event Financing

Ottawa Tourism is offering financial support starting at $25,000 to host your next qualifying major event. Let us help you achieve your competition. Contact us to find out if your event qualifies for financial assistance plus services on the ground and more.

Here to inspire

Connect with our Major Events team to explore all of the advantages of hosting your event here.

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