COVID-19 Update

Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. As we welcome travellers back to our region, please consult our Visiting Ottawa safely page for the latest COVID-19 information. When making plans, please confirm details with businesses and entities directly as parts of our website may not reflect current offerings.

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Become a member

Reap the benefits of joining the Ottawa Tourism membership family.

Ottawa Tourism has been marketing Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region as a destination for visitors, tours, media and conventions since 1971. Governed by a Board of Directors, Ottawa Tourism is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that promotes Ottawa on the regional, national and international stages.

In cooperation with its members and partners, Ottawa Tourism works on destination development, advocacy, marketing, strategic direction and leadership initiatives. Our objective is to attract leisure travellers, business travellers, group tours, and conventions to visit Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. With an estimated 11 million visitors per year and $3 billion in economic output, the local tourism economy is an important generator of community wealth.

Ottawa Tourism provides networking and marketing opportunities that extend members’ individual reach and impact. For every dollar that members invest with us, we invest $105 in sales, marketing, and destination development activities that bring visitors to our city. 

An award-winning organization, Ottawa Tourism has a strong reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive destination marketing organizations (DMO) in North America.  We strongly believe in our vision: Ottawa offers the complete capital experience, tells the story of Canada, and gets people talking.

Learn how an Ottawa Tourism membership can benefit your business.

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