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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 Things to Do and Attractions

Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill, located on the banks of the Ottawa River, is a collection of Gothic buildings that house the Parliament of Canada. Attracting nearly three million visitors per year, the over one million square feet encompassed by the Hill has been a

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Sussex Drive

Bordering the Byward Market, the ceremonial route of Sussex Drive leads past numerous notable sites in the city on its path parallel to the Ottawa River. The Prime Minister and Governor General both reside on the drive, along with several embassies.

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Byward Market District

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Just down the hill from Parliament, the five-block Byward Market District bustles as a marketplace and entertainment center, where local farmers have sold their produce for over 150 years. Casual snack bars offer Indian to French dishes, and the

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Sports

With three professional sports teams, visitors won’t run out of things to cheer for in Ottawa! During the colder months, sit back and enjoy an ice hockey game with Ottawa’s National Hockey League team the Ottawa Senators, who play at the Canadian

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Golf

Ottawa is a golfer’s dream destination, with what many claim is more golf courses per capita within easy driving distance of downtown than any other Canadian city – and most in North America.

The Marshes Golf Club at Brookstreet

Home of the 2005 and 2006 Canadian PGA Seniors' Championship, the four diamond Marshes Championship Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, is a leading corporate facility located at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa. Golfers can jump from hole

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Outdoor & Adventure

Ottawa embraces its natural surroundings throughout the year like no other city. The mighty Ottawa River, which flows across the northern edge of the city and acts as a natural boundary, is a major focal point during the warmer months. Head just west

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Dows Lake

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Dows Lake Pavilion on the historic Rideau Canal is only minutes from downtown. Guests can take advantage of Ottawa's location near the water in summer months by renting pedal boats, canoes, kayaks and rowboats at the pavilion. During winter months,

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Gatineau Park

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Gatineau Park on the hills of the Canadian Shield is Ottawa's magnificent year-round recreational playground. The 137-square-mile nature reserve, just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill, is an outdoor paradise with lakes for swimming, boating and

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Spas

Rejuvenate your mind and body while in Ottawa. After strolling through the capital’s neighbourhoods, enjoying some outdoor activities and taking in Ottawa’s nightlife, book a spa treatment that will take your visit to new heights. Au Naturel Spa and

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Nightlife

Ottawa awakens when the sun goes down, meeting the needs of every reveller. The ByWard Market district — home to local farmers, artisans and boutique shops during the day — transforms into the epicentre of the city’s nightlife. Countless

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Casino du Lac-Leamy

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Water sprouting high in the air from a giant fountain marks the spot of Casino du Lac Leamy. Edging Lake Leamy, the casino attracts gamblers 24 hours a day to its more than 1,900 slots and over 65 tables including baccarat, roulette and poker. High

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National Arts Centre

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In honor of Canada's Centennial in 1968, the federal government built the National Arts Centre, the only multi-discipline bilingual performing arts center in North America. As Canada's major performance center, it houses four stages that are home to

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Festivals

Ottawa has perfected the festival. The city takes an inclusive approach when it comes to hosting its extraordinary festivals and events, touching on nearly every interest across the entire calendar. If you love the outdoors, then Winterlude, which

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Canadian War Museum

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Even before considering the wealth of history contained within its walls, the Canadian War Museum is a site to see. The dramatic grass-covered roof, housing gardens meant to symbolize regeneration, rises to a peak at one end, imitating the undulating

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National Gallery of Canada

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Most guests are drawn to the National Gallery by the huge spider looming by the entrance, though the building's unique architecture certainly sets it apart as well. A glass steeple rises above the glass-sided ramp leading up to the Great Hall, whose

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Canada Science and Technology Museum

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The authentic lighthouse and train sitting outside the Canadian Science and Technology Museum beckon visitors inside to explore exhibits about forestry, graphic arts, communications, marine and land transportation, astronomy, communications, space

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Canadian Museum of History

Sitting across the Ottawa River in Gatineau with a superb view of the Parliamentary Library, the Canadian Museum of History is one of the area's oldest cultural institutions, not to mention one of the most architecturally stunning, with curves

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Canadian Museum of Nature

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In a historic building resembling a Scottish castle, the Canadian Museum of Nature traces Canada's natural history through its outstanding collection of plants, birds and mammals. Guests can explore 300 species, from complete dinosaur skeletons to

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Diefenbunker

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This once-secret Cold War Bunker buried deep in fields on the outskirts of Ottawa, a shooting location of the film The Sum of All Fears, was nicknamed the Diefenbunker after then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, whose government built the four-story

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Laurier House

Built in 1878, Laurier House was home to two of Canada's most important prime ministers, Sir Wilfred Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King, whose political life spanned the two World Wars. Much of the Second Empire-style house has been restored to

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Metropolitain Brasserie

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Red leather banquettes, dark wood tables and chairs and a brass-trimmed bar make stepping into the Metropolitain Brasserie like stepping into a bistro in Paris. Politicos and business people flock to the brasserie, steps away from Parliament Hill, to

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Rainbow Bistro

Ottawa's top blues club, the Rainbow Bistro, always has music on tap. For 23 years, blues has echoed off of the rooms of the bistro, though the entertainment has recently begun to expand to other options such as pop, jazz, country and reggae. Guests

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Empire Grill

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Smack in the middle of Byward Market, the Empire Grill serves an eclectic and inventive menu in its contemporary-style rooms and large patio. The restaurant is best known for its Alberta Certified Angus beef, aged a minimum of 28 days for the most

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Le Baccara

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Isolated from the action in Gatineau's Casino Lac-Leamy, Le Baccara boasts dishes with a contemporary twist to classical French cuisine. Cocooned by rich dark wood walls, golden-colored drapes and views of the lake, diners can enjoy selections such

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Restaurant e18hteen

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At trendy Restaurant e18hteen in the Byward Market, chef Matthew Carmichael is motivated by local producers and the country's multiculturalism to produce what he calls "Canadian freestyle cuisine." Guests can start with freshwater chestnut prawn

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Signatures

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Signatures, the restaurant at the Ottawa branch of France's famous Cordon Bleu cooking school, has the only five diamond CAA/AAA rating in Ottawa. Located in an elegant 1874 Tudor-style mansion, Signatures serves a modern interpretation of French

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Social Restaurant and Lounge

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Social's progressive Canadian cuisine, a mix of traditional French and contemporary North American, fits the setting, a historic stone building on the ceremonial route edging Byward Market. Guests can savor black cod accompanied by smoked ham hock

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Yangtze Restaurant

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Occupying a glass-walled building overlooking Somerset Street, this long-established Ottawa restaurant features Cantonese and Szechwan dishes. Yangtze's popular Dim Sum, a light Chinese meal served with tea, draws a big crowd every day of the week.

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Lady Dive Tour

The Lady Dive Splash Tour is a one-hour-long adventure through the city by both land and water. Guests board an amphibious vehicle that carries them to various city landmarks while a bilingual guide recounts humorous stories and historical facts

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Ottawa Boat Cruise

For smaller groups, the Ottawa Boat Cruise offers a "Dining and Dancing" sunset cruise for up to 200 passengers. Travelers can enjoy dinner and drinks and a professional DJ as the vessel serenely glides over the water. The Ottawa Boat Cruise also

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Paul's Boat Line Cruises

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Operating since 1936, Paul's Boat Line provides both a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute-long narrated cruise on the Rideau Canal and a one-and-a-half-hour-long cruise on the Ottawa River. Guests on the Rideau Canal Cruise board boats built specially to

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