"A Meeting in the Capital"


Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is located in the province of Ontario and is the fourth largest city of Canada. Ottawa is a place to discover Canada’s proud heritage through its impressive national sites and famous landmarks that include the 7.8 kilometer long Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site); which in winter, becomes the world's largest naturally frozen skating rink. It is a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.


Visiting Ottawa

You might require a VISA or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to visit Ottawa. Please visit the cic website for related information.


Visa Letter

Visa support letters can be requested by contacting Yvan Labiche at Note that a Visa support letter is no guarantee of attendance; only a completed registration with paid fees does guarantee attendance.

Visa support letters (in PDF) will be issued to attendees via email. If an attendee requires a paper copy, the attendee must provide a Federal Express or DHL account number to be charged. Please note that the conference cancellation policy applies to all attendees, so we recommend that attendees requiring visa support letters take action early.


How to reach Ottawa

Travelling to Canada's Capital is fast and easy. Ottawa is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport is located in the south of the capital and is a 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa. It offers more than 120 non stop daily flights to more than 50 destinations within Canada, United States and Europe. Ottawa can be reached from many cities in the USA as well as Frankfort and London by direct flight. Through daily connections with Toronto and Montreal, as well as Vancouver, the world is just one little step further from Ottawa.

Ottawa can be reached by train using Canada's Via Rail network from all major cities in southern Ontario and southern Quebec.

You can drive to Ottawa by taking the highway 401 east bound and highway 416 north bound from Greater Toronto Area and highway 417 west bound from Montreal. Additionally, Ottawa can also be reached by bus using Greyhound bus service.


Getting around Ottawa

Ottawa is widely connected through its public transit known as OCTranspo and La Société de Transport de l'Outaouais STO which operates from the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Both are frequent and extremely reliable.  

Ottawa is home to 170 kilometers of safe pathways, trails and sidewalks, dedicated specifically to those who prefer to absorb the beauty of the city by foot. 

Car rental companies such as Avis, BudgetEnterprise etc also provide means of transportation. 

Blue Line Taxi, Capital Taxi, West Way Taxi etc.are some of the taxi services that can be utilized for an easier and faster access to the city. 


Restaurants near Byward Market and Delta Hotel City Centre

This is a brief list of resturants in the downtown region of Ottawa near Byward Market and Delta Hotel City Centre.

  1. Lift (101 Lyon St N, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9, Canada)
  2. Play Food and Wine (1 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada)
  3. Dana's Indian Cuisine (340 Queen St | Suite 101, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A5)
  4. Vittoria Trattoria (35 William St | Byward Market, Ottawa)
  5. Glue Pot Pub (340 Queen St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A5, Canada)
  6. Baton Rouge (360 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7, Canada)
  7. Eighteen (18 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6, Canada)
  8. Carmelo's Italian Restaurant (300 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S3, Canada)
  9. The fish Market Restaurant (54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada)
  10. Shafali Restaurant (308 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E7, Canada)

There are a lot other restaurants which you can locate with your favourite search engines.

Sightseeing in Ottawa

Some prime tourist destinations in Ottawa. Click for more. 


Parliament Hill: Location of Gothic Style Parliament buildings dramatically overlooking the Ottawa river.

  National Museums: Ottawa has museum for the topics ranging from history, food agriculture, war, space, nature etc. etc. etc. A flavour for everybody.  

  Byward Market: A 200 year old market and the location for city's best pubs and resturants.

  Rideau Canal: A UNESCO world heritage site and  7.8 kilometer long biking pathway in summer and world's largest skating rink in winter. You can RentABike and explore the canal starting from downtown to all the way south of Ottawa - a ride that will "take your breath away".

  Gatineau Park: 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa: A park with rich biodiversity and breathtaking lookouts. 


Ottawa Weather

Ottawa experiences all four season ranging from snowy winters, mild spring, warm summers and colourful fall. October in Ottawa is pleasant with temperature ranging from 13 degree to 3 degree celsius.