Lit buildings at night near Parliament


Ottawa is Canada’s capital, the country’s centre for culture and diversity.


The city straddles the border between English and French language and cultural spheres, and approximately 25 percent of the resident population hails from abroad. Ottawa is home to national museums, renowned art galleries and impressive annual festivals.

More importantly, Ottawa is a dynamic visitor destination offering convention delegates access to unique urban, cultural and recreational experiences. Our city boasts the world’s largest skating rink, 600km of biking trails, more than 430km of cross-country ski trails and one of the top white-water rafting spots in the world.

Getting to Ottawa is easy. The award-winning Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport offers direct flights to and from major hubs across the US Eastern seaboard and Europe (including London and Frankfurt). Our city also has strong highway systems, two train stations and a forthcoming Light Rail Train as part of an extensive public transit network.

Ottawa puts conventions on a national and international stage. Events held here have easy access to policy makers, diplomatic communities, media members, industry experts, and innovators from a variety of sectors. Ottawa is one of Canada’s business and tech hubs, dubbed “Silicon Valley North,” and home to over 1900 tech firms employing over 75 000 people with decades of innovation, R&D and technological expertise. With over 426 associations and organizations calling Ottawa home, it’s here that international conferences and events offer professionals an opportunity to make a significant contribution to their industries and share their knowledge on a global platform.

When it comes to Ottawa, delegates arrive early, stay late, and bring their spouses to enjoy everything the city has to offer.

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