Canadian Museum of History

Off-site venues for meetings and conventions

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa boasts many unique off-site venues where meeting planners can host galas, receptions and events. Treat your delegates to an unforgettable experience at one of the many historic, modern, chic or rustic locations across the city.

Museum venues

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Learn about steam locomotives, gold miners, climate change, hydroelectricity and more at the family-friendly Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Discover the events, people and objects that have shaped Canada at the Canadian Museum of History, across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Discover Canada’s aviation and aerospace history—from the 1909 Silver Dart to the International Space Station—at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Discover contemporary and historical artworks - including paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations - in this landmark site located near the vibrant ByWard Market area.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Meet cute farm animals and learn where your food comes from on a family-friendly visit to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
Discover Canada’s rich military history at Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations.
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) features local, national and international historical and contemporary art in a stunning architectural setting. And admission is free!
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature
Explore the fascinating science related to fossils, mammals, minerals, birds, plate tectonics, Arctic discovery and more in a historic building minutes from Parliament Hill.

Restaurant venues

Metropolitain Brasserie
Metropolitain Brasserie
Métropolitain Brasserie is conveniently located between the Chateau Laurier and Westin hotels at 700 Sussex, just steps away from Parliament Hill.
SOCIAL Restaurant
Social Restaurant
Social's progressive Canadian cuisine and our diverse and innovative wine and cocktail menus are on a backdrop of live music and DJs that morph Social into one of Ottawa's most exciting vibrant and creative restaurants.
Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu
Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu
Located in Sandy Hill in the heart of Ottawa, Signatures Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant that combines French contemporary, innovative cuisine with a modern, refined atmosphere.
Heart & Crown
Heart & Crown
Relax and treat yourself on one of our many patios which stretch a block.
Perspectives Restaurant
Perspectives Restaurant
Brookstreet's Perspectives Restaurant features Executive Chef Clifford Lyness' innovative, award-winning culinary creations featuring top-quality regional ingredients and exciting flavours in a true expression of contemporary Canadian cuisine.
Zak's Diner
Zak's Diner
ZAK'S DINER - Locally World Famous, and an Ottawa Institution, Zak's has been serving classic Canadian comfort food since 1986. Open 24/7!
Afternoon Tea - Zoe's at Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Zoe’s
Enjoy inventive craft cocktails, delicious small and sharing plates, or elegant afternoon tea service in a conservatory-style lounge that stylishly blends early 20th-century architecture with contemporary décor.
Lowertown Brewery
Lowertown Brewery
Enjoy craft beers and great food from the in-house smoker, indoors or on the sunny patio at this large brewpub in the lively ByWard Market neighbourhood.
Blue Cactus Bar & Grill
Blue Cactus Bar & Grill
Its fresh stylish décor creates a vibrant evening atmosphere in which to enjoy contemporary cuisine and with a selection from our award winning drink menu.
Chelsea Pub
Chelsea Pub
Located at the entrance of the Gatineau Park, the Old Chelsea Square is a lively neighborhood with tourist accommodation.
Courtyard Restaurant
Courtyard Restaurant
The perfect mix of modern sophistication and old world charm.
Lone Star Texas Grill
Lone Star Texas Grill
Credited with bringing Fajitas to Canada, Lone Star is renowned for their Chips & Salsa, BBQ Ribs, the best Fajitas in the country and signature Mesquite grilled steaks, not to mention the famous Lone Star Margarita.
Beckta
Beckta
We believe that the experience of great hospitality doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions.
Mamma Grazzi's Kitchen
Mamma Grazzi's Kitchen
At Mamma Grazzi's we start with the finest and freshest natural ingredients and cook them with love, knowledge and devotion.
Ottawa Venues
Ottawa Venues
Harness the skills and know-how of a team of professionals to plan and execute truly special events at some of Ottawa’s most sought-after spaces.
Aulde Dubliner & Pour House
Aulde Dubliner & Pour House
An authentic two-storey, Irish-style pub with a handcrafted cast iron mezzanine patio over viewing the gateway to the ByWard Market.
The Albion Rooms
The Albion Rooms
The Albion Rooms, 33 Nicholas at the Novotel Ottawa hotel, is a constitution of food, drink and good company. From Canadian roots and Ottawa soil we serve up true North hospitality with a handcrafted story.
Charlotte Ottawa
Charlotte
This contemporary lounge on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa invites you to kick back on retro-style sofas while enjoying drinks from around the world, innovative bar snacks and DJ beats.
Grill 41
Grill 41
Named Grill 41 in recognition of the year, 1941, that the Lord Elgin was built, the restaurant features a modern environment and classic menu that is a perfect match for connecting with new and familiar faces.
Fairouz
Fairouz Café
Take a modern journey through the Middle East in Ottawa’s ByWard Market district! At Fairouz Café, you'll be transported by the blend of fresh ingredients, traditional herbs and fragrant spices served casually and quickly over lunch, or upscale in the evening.
Feast + Revel
Feast + Revel
The Andaz hotel's signature restaurant with an all-day coffee bar includes a stunning view of the ByWard Market.
Zak's Cantina
Zak's Cantina
Ottawa's classic spot Zak's Diner brings to you Zak's Cantina, a social-family restaurant serving Mexican street food / Tex-Mex in a laid back ambiance with urban décor.
The Clarendon
The Clarendon
This comfortable yet stylish bar and restaurant in Ottawa’s dynamic ByWard Market neighbourhood serves craft cocktails and farm-to-table fare.
Tulip Restaurant and Bar
Tulip Restaurant and Bar
Tulip Restaurant & Bar, featuring the creations of Executive Chef David Vinoya, combines flair and creativity with knowledge, curiosity and a genuine devotion to locally-sourced, ethically grown food.
Bistro Boréal
Bistro Boréal
Looking for a quiet setting, with quick, attentive staff and dishes that feature locally grown products? Perhaps a glass of wine with friends this weekend? The Bistro Boréal is sure to cast its spell!
Pure Kitchen
Pure Kitchen
Ottawa-owned with four locations to serve you, we are a scratch kitchen serving vegan/vegetarian cuisine that is internationally inspired comfort food or health conscious menu items.
The Grand Pizzeria and Bar
The Grand Pizzeria and Bar
THE GRAND PIZZERIA & BAR located in the former Grand Hotel built in 1882, and on the best people watching corner in the By-Ward Market.
Apothecary Lounge
Apothecary Lounge
Sip artisanal cocktails, craft beers and exclusive wines—and enjoy shareable small plates—in this Prohibition-style bar in the ByWard Market area.
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Home to Ottawa's famous Memphis-style ribs and Southern hospitality.
1 Elgin Restaurant
1 Elgin Restaurant
Crafting high quality meals, with artistry and the best in local and nationally sourced ingredients, 1 Elgin provides an elegant space to experience exceptional Canadian cuisine and premium wines before a performance or as a refreshing interlude during the work day for lunch.
East Side Mario’s
East Side Mario’s Nepean
Satisfy your craving for popular Italian dishes like pasta and pizza at this fast-casual spot in Bells Corners with a large rooftop patio.

Unique venues

La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins is a francophone theatre and gathering place near the lively ByWard Market area that presents plays, concerts, festival events and more.
University of Ottawa: Residences / Conventions and Reservations
University of Ottawa Conventions and Reservations
From classrooms and auditoriums to exhibition halls and outdoor spaces, this downtown university campus has the ideal space for many types of events.
National Arts Centre
National Arts Centre
Catch a show at the National Arts Centre, the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada, and one of the largest such centres in the world.
RA Centre
RA Centre
Rent flexible event or meeting spaces, as well as indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities, all in one convenient location near downtown Ottawa.
gin
Ogham Craft Spirits
In a tasting room in Kanata, a west-end Ottawa suburb, raise a glass of gin, poitín or other spirits made from Ottawa Valley grain.
Parlour and Dish Catering
Parlour x Dish
Host your next event in a lovely street level venue (plus patio) situated in the trendy Wellington Village neighbourhood. Optional in-house catering and management available!
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
With its sweeping views of the Ottawa River, the Gatineau Hills and Rideau Falls, this unique indoor and outdoor event venue offers beautiful surroundings in a historically significant location.
Club de golf Le Sorcier
Club de golf Le Sorcier
Escape to the country at this 18-hole golf course in a maple grove on the edge of Gatineau, Québec, just 25 kilometres northeast of downtown Ottawa.
Strathmere
Strathmere
Strathmere invites you to visit our 6000 sq ft Retreat & Spa featuring esthetics, massage, day and overnight packages, daily yoga, wellness retreats, outdoor hot tubs, nature/ski/snowshoe trails and firepit.
Head Office Ottawa
Head Office Ottawa
This modern office and event space filled with natural light and living plants is an uplifting and inspiring place to host your meeting, seminar, or party.
Nordik Spa-Nature
Nordik Spa-Nature
Epic relaxation awaits at North America’s largest spa, Nordik Spa-Nature, an indoor-outdoor retreat located just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa.
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa Downtown
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa Downtown
This comfortable, budget-friendly summertime alternative to downtown hotels offers plenty of amenities and a great location near the Rideau River.
allsaints event space
Allsaints Event Space
Host an unforgettable event in one of two unique and impressive rooms inside a repurposed heritage church just east of downtown Ottawa.
Carleton University Conference Services
Carleton University Conference Services
Need an indoor or outdoor venue for your event? Check out the many spaces available on this university campus just outside Ottawa’s downtown core.
Casino du Lac-Leamy
Casino Lac-Leamy
Enjoy gaming, live entertainment, great food and much more fun at this casino located just minutes from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Quebec.
TD Place
TD Place
Catch exciting sports and special events at Ottawa's urban entertainment destination located in the vibrant Glebe neighbourhood.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Designed by well-known Indigenous Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, this unique building boasts six meeting spaces filled with natural light.
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West
Easy on the wallet and close to public transit, shopping, and amenities, this hotel alternative in west Ottawa is available from May to August.
MARKED: Ultimate Ottawa Adventure Park
MARKED: Ultimate Ottawa Adventure Park
Just west of Ottawa near the town of Carleton Place, you can test your skills at everything from paintball and axe throwing to laser tag.
Rideau Sports Centre
Rideau Sports Centre
Choose one of several spaces at this recreation and wellness facility located on the banks of the Rideau River to host your next meeting or event in Ottawa.
Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino - Future Home Of Hard Rock Ottawa
Rideau Carleton Casino - Future Home Of Hard Rock Ottawa
Enjoy gaming and entertainment with over 1,200 slot machines, live table games, a poker room, plus live horse harness racing year round—all in a suburb just south of downtown Ottawa.

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