#MyOttawa Pass

Media release: Ottawa Tourism extends and expands free #MyOttawa Pass

15 additional offers join pass, now valid until September 7

OTTAWA, July 27, 2020 - Ottawa Tourism announced today that its successful #MyOttawa Pass—which offers discounts and deals for Ottawa locals at more than 60 Ottawa-area businesses—will have 15 additional offers added to the pass later this week and has been extended to now expire on Monday, September 7, rather than July 31 as originally announced.

More than 6,000 people have signed up for the free pass since it was launched on June 24, gaining access to offers from local restaurants, hotels, tour companies, retailers, and more. Some of the most popular deals include 20% off a stay at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, 35% off a Parliament Hill Flight with Ottawa Biplane Adventures, book one night and receive the next free at the Marriott Ottawa Hotel, and $2 off general admission at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum.

“As more businesses in Ottawa reopen during Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan, we continue to look to locals to reinvigorate our visitor economy and get out to discover their community, should they have the means,” says Michael Crockatt, Ottawa Tourism’s President and CEO. “Ottawa Tourism is working to help Ottawans experience the many incredible activities and services at their doorsteps and encouraging them to invite their friends and relatives to visit and explore the region safely. The #MyOttawa Pass is a key part of this local campaign.”

“Participating in the #MyOttawa Pass was a no-brainer for us as we reopened. We are so happy to be back in operation and offering rafting trips for families and friends in their “bubbles”, allowing locals a safe way to rediscover their city and enjoy a day on the water,” says Claudia Van Wijk, co-owner of OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River which offers $15 off rafting trips. “We have been so grateful to the locals who have chosen to spend their money with us and support our business through the #MyOttawa Pass. Ottawa Tourism is on the right track targeting locals who are hungry to get out of the house while still enjoying deals.”

The new offers—which will automatically appear throughout this week for existing holders of the pass—include:

The pass has been lauded by local bloggers as a great tool to plan a staycation. Check out their videos to see how locals save with the #MyOttawa Pass.

About Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism provides destination development and marketing, strategic direction, and leadership in cooperation with its members and partners, welcoming leisure travellers, business travellers, group tours, and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its goal is to support the local tourism economy, fueled by an estimated 11 million visitors annually in recent years and with $3 billion in typical economic output for Ottawa, generating community wealth through tourism. Ottawa Tourism’s vision is to offer the complete capital experience, tell the story of Canada, and get people talking.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Thomson
Corporate Communications Specialist, Ottawa Tourism
press@ottawatourism.ca

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