Getting There

As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is a hub for culture and history, being home to seven national museums that recount the tales of the country’s colourful past.  In 2017, Ottawa is where you’ll want to be for Canada’s sesquicentennial – its 150th birthday! As Ottawa is Canada’s Capital, many of the country’s biggest celebratory birthday events will happen right here. This will be the biggest Canada Day celebration the country has ever seen! But the fun will not be limited to July 1. From new exhibitions at Ottawa’s national museums, to special performances and exciting technological installations in Ottawa’s downtown core, special events will be taking place all year long.

The pre-conference workshops will be held at Carleton University Campus.  The opening reception will be held at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  All other sessions will be hosted at the Shaw Centre located in downtown Ottawa.  

CACUSS is proud to partner with Tourism Ottawa for the Flash Your Badge Program.  Check out the discounts to local activities and restaurants in Ottawa simply by showing your name badge!

Looking for transportation from the Airport on Public Transit System?

From Ottawa International Airport (YOW): https://yow.ca/en/parking-transportation/driving-directions 

Public Transit:  There are two city bus systems in Canada’s Capital Region. OC Transpo (613-741-4390) operates in the Ontario side of the Ottawa River and the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais (819-770-3242) operates on the Québec side. You can transfer between these systems along Rideau and Wellington Streets in Ottawa and around the Place d’accueil on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Gatineau. Both agencies offer convenient trip planning tools on their websites.

Limousine: 

Allanté Airline Transportation Services:  613-741-7111

East Coast Limos: 613-424-2873

Millennium Limousine Service/Caddy: 613-860-5466

Taxi:  

Blue Line Taxi:  613-238-1111

Capital Taxi: 613-744-3333

 

Important Ottawa Contacts

Service

Downtown/closest location

Address

Phone number

Police station

Elgin Street Station

474 Elgin Street, Ottawa

(613) 236-1222

Dentist

Rideau Dental Centre

Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St. (Suite 204)

(613) 230-7475

Dentist

150 Elgin Dental

150 Elgin Street (Shopify Building, next to Lord Elgin Hotel)

(613) 594-4631

Walk in clinic

Appletree Medical

368 Slater St. K1R 5C1

(613) 482-0118

Hospital

Civic Campus

1053 Carling Avenue

(613) 722-7000

Pharmacy

Rideau Centre

Shoppers Drug Mart

(613)236-2533

Pharmacy

World Exchange Plaza

Shoppers Drug Mart

(613)235-5139

Currency exchange

World Exchange Plaza

45 O´Connor  Ottawa, K1A 1M6

(613) 230-3002

Passport office

No downtown locations

885 Meadowlands Dr E #115, Ottawa, ON K2C 1N6, Canada

(800) 567-6868

Capital Information Kiosk

Across from Parliament

90 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1P 1A5

(844) 878-8333

Bus station

Central Ottawa

265 Catherine St  Ottawa, ON K1R 7S5

(613) 238-6668

Car Rental

Enterprise RentACar

226 Queen Street

(613) 236-3366

Train

VIA Rail Station

200 Tremblay Rd  Ottawa, ON K1G 3H5

1 888-842-7245

Airport

YOW Ottawa International

Greenbelt  Ottawa, ON K1V 9B2

(613) 248-2000

Public Transportation

OC Transpo

Travel Planner: http://www.octranspo.com/tps/jnot/startEN.oci  

(613) 741-4390

Grocery store

Loblaws

363 Rideau St, Ottawa

(613) 789-3330

Grocery store

Sobeys

193 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1P6, Canada

(613) 598-0027

Taxi

Blueline

Ottawa

(613) 238-1111

Taxi

Westway

Ottawa (airport taxi company)

(613) 727-0101

Taxi

Regal

Gatineau

(819) 777-5231