Welcome to Ottawa!
On behalf of Ottawa Tourism, I am thrilled to welcome you back to your capital city for another successful CANSEC conference. It is an immense pleasure for Ottawa to be the host city of Canada’s most important defence industry event.
As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is home to Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and many national museums. Whether it’s taking part in outdoor activities, learning more about Canada’s history and culture, shopping, indulging in local culinary offerings or participating in one of our many vibrant festivals, you’ll never be at a loss of things to do here.
To find out what’s on while you’re here—or to plan your next visit—be sure to check out www.ottawatourism.ca and be sure to share your experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #MyOttawa. We hope that your time in Ottawa is productive and fulfilling.
Enjoy your visit to Ottawa and we sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in 2020!
President & CEO
See Ottawa through the eyes of Ottawa’s Own. Ottawa is like no other city in Canada. This is not because it’s the Capital. It’s because of the people who are shaping the city from within. Ottawa is overflowing with locals who are passionate, talented, and inspired by all the city has to offer. We are telling the stories of twelve individuals who make life in Ottawa… uniquely Ottawa.
Watch their videos at ottawasown.ca
Flash Your Badge: There are plenty of discounts available to you, just by flashing your delegate badge at participating attractions and restaurants in Ottawa. Special offers coming in spring 2020.
Itineraries: Looking for ways to spend a few days in Ottawa? Explore these suggested Ottawa itineraries to make the most of your time here in Ottawa
Tours & Sightseeing: Discover the various Tours & Sightseeing options available throughout the Capital Region.
Free Activities: For the savvy traveler, check out a fantastic list of Free or Nearly Free activity options.
Attending CANSEC and travelling with your spouse and/or children? Ottawa is full of exciting things to see and do. Whether you’re looking for an exciting place to bring the kids, and a local museum, great shopping, or a relaxing day at the spa, you and your family are sure to enjoy your time here. Your only challenge will be getting them to want to go back home!
Flash Your Badge: Stay tuned to receive discounts to various attractions, restaurants and tours in the National Capital Region.