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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

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.
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 Science and Technology Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Learn about steam locomotives, telescopes, cameras, gold miners, climate change, hydroelectricity and much more through temporary and permanent exhibitions at this interactive, family-friendly museum.
Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
Delve into Canada’s rich military history through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. This striking museum is also known for its symbolic architecture.
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 one of the world’s finest museums in its field.
Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery
Visit this newly expanded downtown gallery to see local, national and international art in an airy, light-filled building. Step inside the luminous cube for a memorable—and free—cultural adventure.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Delight your kids at this farm within the city, where they can meet farm animals and learn where their food comes from. Delve into Canada's farming…
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History
Canada's most-visited museum presents the events, people and objects that have shaped the nation. This architectural gem is located in Gatineau…

Restaurant venues

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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Courtyard Restaurant
Courtyard Restaurant
Blending French-based cuisine with contemporary flair, our Chef uses local farmers and vendors to create delicious, seasonal menus.
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…
Heart & Crown
Heart & Crown
Relax and treat yourself on one of our many patios which stretch a block. You could have your own personal pub crawl without leaving the property!
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.
Chelsea Pub
Chelsea Pub
The Old Chelsea Square is THE gourmet, sports and wellness destination in the heart of nature, just minutes from the National Capital.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Home to Ottawa's famous Memphis-style ribs and Southern hospitality.
The Grand Pizzeria and Bar
The Grand Pizzeria and Bar
The Grand features authentic Napoletana pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, home-madepastas and original cocktails.
Zak's Diner
Zak's Diner
Locally World Famous, and an Ottawa Institution, Zak's has been serving classic Canadian comfort food since 1986.
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.
Fairouz
Fairouz Café
Take a modern journey through the Middle East in downtown Ottawa! You’ll be transported by the blend of fresh ingredients, traditional herbs and fragrant spices served in this stylish restaurant.
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…
D'Arcy McGee's Irish Pub
D'Arcy McGee's Irish Pub
Come experience the craic, you’ll swear you were on the Emerald Isle.
Feast + Revel
Feast + Revel
Feast + Revel offers grab-and-go bites and features New Canadian cuisine with an ingredient-driven menu emphasizing local, organic, hormone free and sustainable products.
Beckta
Beckta
We believe that the experience of great hospitality doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions. This is why we created our Wine Bar.
Ottawa Venues
Ottawa Venues
Ottawa Venues provides an unparalleled experience to all guests and event planners alike.
The Albion Rooms
The Albion Rooms
The Albion Rooms at the Novotel Ottawa hotel, is a constitution of food, drink and good company.
Pure Kitchen
Pure Kitchen
We are a scratch kitchen serving vegan/vegetarian cuisine that is internationally inspired comfort food or health conscious menu items.
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 ouraward winning drink menu.
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.

Unique venues

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…
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West
Located in the Nation's Capital, Algonquin College is a one stop conference facility boasting many in-demand meeting features including, year-round meeting spaces and 2 bedroom suite-style summer accommodations.
Nordik Spa-Nature
Nordik Spa-Nature
Indulge in the ultimate indoor-outdoor relaxation experience at North America’s largest spa, located just 10-minutes north of downtown Ottawa in Chelsea, Quebec, near Gatineau Park.
allsaints event space
allsaints event space
allsaints event space is a unique venue in the heart of downtown Ottawa, located in a re-purposed church of national historic significance.
RA Centre
RA Centre
Centrally located, minutes from downtown and the Ottawa airport, the RA Centre offers rooms with capacities of up to 300 for meetings, dinnersand special events.
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…
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
The new Wabano Centre is a beautiful venue with first-rate facilities available to rent for your next conference, meeting, or celebration!
National Arts Centre
National Arts Centre
Catch a wide variety of orchestra, dance, variety, and English, French and Indigenous theatre shows at the only bilingual, multidisciplinary performing arts centre in Canada.
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa Downtown
Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa Downtown
Residence and Conference Centre - Ottawa Downtown is located in the Nation's Capital, steps away from both the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. We are only minutes from all major Capital attractions and shopping centres.
Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino - Future Home Of Hard Rock Ottawa
Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino - Future Home Of Hard Rock Ottawa
There's a new game in town! Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino is your place for the best casino action in Ottawa.
Carleton University Conference Services
Carleton University Conference Services
Every summer from May to August, Carleton University opens the doors on its beautiful riverside campus to over 20,000 guests from around the world.
My ByWard Office
My ByWard Office
Enjoy easy access to premier co-working, meeting and event spaces located in Ottawa's central and historic ByWard Market area. The shared spaces at My…
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…
Rideau Sports Centre
Rideau Sports Centre
RSC is the perfect backdrop for Corporate Meetings, Events and Team Building!
Casino du Lac-Leamy
Casino Lac-Leamy
Try your luck at this casino just minutes from downtown Ottawa, where you’ll find renowned restaurants, live entertainment, and a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em Poker.
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.
University of Ottawa: Residences / Conventions and Reservations
University of Ottawa: Conventions and Reservations
The University of Ottawa is your one-stop shop for coordinating and planning all kind of events in the heart of Canada’s Capital.
TD Place
TD Place
Catch exciting sports and special events at Ottawa’s urban entertainment destination located in the vibrant Glebe neighbourhood.

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