Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic showcase city of more than one million people. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, it’s a place where you’ll hear English and French spoken in the streets; where you can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

Ottawa’s Own

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.

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Meeting in Ottawa – Come early, stay late!

Centrally located with excellent air and transportation links, Ottawa is a premier Canadian meeting and convention destination any time of the year. It is an impressive yet intimate G8 capital, home to famous landmarks, cultural attractions and celebrations, rich in natural beauty and blessed with a relaxed urban rhythm. Adding unique Ottawa activities for delegates to your agenda is easy and very flexible based on the season. Delegates themselves tend to arrive here early, stay after their event, and bring along their spouses to enjoy everything Canada’s Capital has to offer – helping your event attract more delegates in the process. And the Shaw Centre will be at the heart of it all – within easy walking distance of major downtown attractions and landmarks, the ByWard Market, restaurants, and shopping, yet just a 20-minute shuttle ride from the Ottawa International Airport.

Find out what’s happening in Ottawa during your visit, or to plan your next visit by checking out Ottawa Tourism or the Ottawa Tourism event calendar

Enjoy your visit to Ottawa!