Shaw Centre

Learn how the Cvent Supplier Network works
55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2


AIPC APEX Winner for Best Convention Centre in the World AIPC Quality Standards Gold Certification LEED Gold Certified 2016 Service Excellence Award - Ontario Business Achievement Awards 2011 New Business of the Year - Business Achievement Awards 2012 Canadian Design-Build Award 2019 Influence Award - MPI Ottawa Chapter Builder Award - The 2016 Mealshare Awards



  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite security
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Staging area

Distance from airport

  • 8.39 mi. from venue


  • Paid parkingCA$20.00 / day

Shaw Centre Meeting Space

Total meeting space19,806 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms25
Largest room57,740 sq. ft.
Second largest room37,485 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space145,421 sq. ft.

Local Attractions

Major's Hill Park

10 minutes away
Between events, the park is a calm oasis in downtown Ottawa, and the perfect spot to take a break between visits to the ByWard Market and nearby museums and galleries. This park features some of the best lookouts in Ottawa, offering stunning views of the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings. Take a stroll through the park’s stately trees, over its rolling lawns and winding pathways, and learn about its history through a series of interpretation panels. Major’s Hill Park is an exceptional site to see tulips blooming in the spring.
Major's Hill Park
Ottawa, ON, CA

Byward Market

6 minutes away
While you're in the heart of the city don't miss the opportunity to visit the historical ByWard Market. Unique eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants offer something for everyone. Experience the small neighbourhood feel in secluded courtyards or find high quality, trend setting products on our bustling streets. Unique shops, restaurants and nightclubs surround a thriving outdoor market featuring fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables and local artisans.
George to St. Patrick
Sussex to Cumberland
Ottawa, ON, CA K1N 9C3

Ottawa International Airport

14 km away
Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport or Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is an international airport named after the Canadian statesmen and two of the "founding fathers of Canada", Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier.
1000 Airport Parkway Private,
Ottawa, ON, CA K1V 9B4

Rideau Shopping Centre

1 minute away
Located in the heart of downtown, CF Rideau Centre is Ottawa's leading shopping destination and home to the biggest names in fashion, beauty, dining, electronics and more. Visit today and see what’s in store.
50 Rideau St
Ottawa, ON, CA K1N 9J7

National Gallery of Canada

12 minutes away
See Canada’s visual arts treasures within the lively Ottawa ByWard Market. In our completely reinvented Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, you will discover the remarkable stories that have shaped this country. Love photography? You won’t want to miss the Gallery’s new Canadian Photography Institute. If the great masters are more your style, the Gallery is your destination for the country’s finest collection of European art. In addition to our exquisite national collection, during any visit you can take in world-class special exhibitions and engaging activities for all ages. Our building, an award-winning architectural gem, is in itself worth a visit. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.
380 Sussex Dr,
Ottawa, ON, CA K1N 9N4

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Historical landmark
2 minutes away
Cast a fishing line from a rocky outcrop. Visit Victorian towns and military blockhouses. Cycle a woodland pathway and picnic alongside hand-operated locks on the 19th century Rideau Canal, an historic waterway linking a scenic string of rivers and lakes. Quickly constructed in a time of military threat, the length of the canal is now a diverse outdoor playground where history mingles with the mellow Eastern Ontario countryside.


Shaw Centre is an architectural icon in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada's capital. With 192,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, it is ideal for conventions, meetings, trade and consumer shows, galas, receptions, banquets and entertainment. Within walking distance of national sights, historic landmarks and over 6,000 hotel rooms, Shaw Centre is an easy 20-minute commute from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Ottawa's character, national treasures, natural beauty, exciting night life and relaxed urban vibe will be sure to attract and appeal to your delegates. Shaw Centre's modern, minimalist interior design combines form, function and flexibility, from our spacious pillar-free Canada Hall to our more modest meeting rooms. The Shaw Centre has won the most recent AIPC APEX Award for World's Best Convention Centre. The award is granted every two years in recognition of the highest rating on client surveys received by a convention centre. It is based on a comprehensive analysis of the centre’s performance based on customer satisfaction surveys. The Centre is fully accessible with leading edge technology infrastructure and environmentally sustainable features and practices recognized industry-wide Share your vision; watch us bring it to life!