Find out the latest COVID-19 information prior to visiting Ottawa.

Driven to succeed

Driven to succeed

Why the Major Events and Sports team will be your MVP:

It takes a lot of determination to pull out a win.

Champions visualize glory before they’ve achieved it. They prepare meticulously. They memorize the playbook. The Major Events and Sports team knows all this because it’s how we approach our work. We take care of hospitality so athletes can focus purely on the competition. We use our experience as the home of National and International Championships and we create an environment where you and your athletes can be your best.

The perfect destination to host your sporting event:

Here is a roster of reasons to host your event in Ottawa.

  • Home for national and international competition.
  • Extensive selection of fully equipped sports venues and facilities.
  • Conveniently located, with direct connections to major United States hubs.
  • Easily accessible. The airport is a 15-minute drive to a compact and walkable downtown
  • Wide range of accommodation options.
  • New light rail system provides transit to hotels, attractions, shopping, venues, and more.
  • Cultural hub full of national museums, theatres, and events.
  • Bilingual city with a high quality of life.
  • Home to more than 40 National Sport Organizations.
  • Experienced Sports Event host: Tim Horton Brier, CFL 105th Grey Cup, Scotiabank NHL 100, Red Bull Crashed Ice and many more.

In it to win it with our team.

Ottawa Tourism’s dedicated, professional team members are here to help with:

  • Bid development.
  • Accommodation and venue sourcing.
  • Site visit coordination.
  • Financial Incentives.
  • City of Ottawa and Mayor’s office liaison.
  • Destination content: visitor information, custom itineraries, photos and b-roll.
  • Event supplier referrals: logistics, transportation, entertainment.
  • Expertise in organizing/hosting events of different sizes (local to professional).

Get in touch

Robert Kawamoto and Mikayla Palladino will be happy to coach you through all of your event bidding and hosting needs.  Don’t miss our very special offer to book a new event and take advantage of our financial support.

Indicates required field
Full Name

Get in the game. Learn more about Ottawa Sports Events:

Tulip Festival - Parliament Hill
Why host major events and sport in Ottawa
Choose Ottawa, Canada’s vibrant capital city, and put your athletes and event on a national stage at one of our outstanding sport venues. And while
TD Place
Major events and sport services
Ottawa Tourism would be privileged to compete as host to your next championship, tournament, or competition. Our goal is to create long lasting
TD Place
Sport facilities and venue partners
Ottawa Tourism, the City of Ottawa and Canada’s Capital venues and partners work closely together to stage major national and international sporting

Stay up to date

Stay up to date on upcoming events and ideas to plan your next trip to Ottawa with friends, family or on your own by signing up for the Ottawa Tourism Newsletter.