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Ottawa, ON Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 62
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,614
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 576
Committable Meeting Rooms* 28
Convention Center Space 323,742 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 15,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 80,773 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $202
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $100
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $317
*Maximum for a single hotel

Ottawa, ON Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? Yes
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Beach Destination
  • Golf Destination
  • Mountain / Skiing Destination
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Special Event Venues
  • 60
  • Population
  • 1,282,500
  • Restaurants
  • 43
  • Country Code
  • 1
  • Sales Tax
  • 15.00%
  • Currency
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 15%
  • Electricity
  • 120V / 60Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English, French
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Cities Near Ottawa, ON

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Montreal, QC 194 mi 2 hr 6 min 43 min CAD $500+
Quebec City, QC 445 mi 4 hr 46 min 1 hr 4 min CAD $581+
Toronto, ON 450 mi 4 hr 39 min 1 hr 3 min CAD $232+
New York, NY 715 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 22 min CAD $468+

Ottawa, ON Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°F) 21 24 35 52 65 74 79 76 66 54 40 26
Avg. Low (°F) 6 9 20 35 47 55 61 59 49 38 28 12
Rec. High (°F) 50 54 75 86 90 95 95 93 91 81 68 61
Rec. Low (°F) -31 -22 -17 5 27 32 37 39 27 21 - -24
Rainfall (in) 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.1 3.2

Ottawa experiences four distinct seasons, with spring generally being the shortest in length. Ottawa is the world's second coldest capital after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as temperatures range from -15°C to -5°C in January. Summers are equally extreme, with heat, humidity and temperatures reaching 32°C.

Winter usually brings a few heavy snowfalls, and occasional rainfalls occur throughout the rest of the year. June and early September have the most pleasant temperatures, making these months the best time to visit the city.

 
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