Getting Here

Nestled at the junction of three rolling rivers and bordering the provinces of Québec and Ontario, Ottawa is one of the world’s most beautiful capital cities. Located at a four-hour drive north-east of Toronto and two hours west of Montreal, Ottawa is easy to get to by car or by train at any time of year. The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is also located just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, offering more than 130 non-stop flights daily to more than 30 destinations in Canada, the United States and European centres out of its state-of-the-art terminal. With so many transportation options available, getting here is easy!

By Air / Airport Transfers

Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown, the state-of-the-art Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport serves airlines offering flights to most major cities in Canada and the Eastern US, with seasonal services to Europe, the Caribbean and South America.

Taxi’s, car service and car rental are just steps outside the airport. Bus service to downtown is also available using bus route 97. Bus fare can be paid in cash or by using a Presto card. OC Transpo also operates Para Transpo, a door-to-door transportation service for people with disabilities. Pick-up at Pillars 13-16 (outer curb). www.octranspo.com

Taxis pick up from Level 1 (Arrivals) just outside the center door. The average fare from the airport to downtown is $29.

By Train

Convenient, comfortable and affordable, Canada’s passenger train service – VIA Rail – is a great travel choice that offers numerous daily departures to Ottawa from all major cities in southern Ontario and southern Quebec. Ottawa’s Central Station is just minutes east of downtown, and a satellite VIA Rail station is located to the west of the city at Fallowfield-Barrhaven.

Approximate travel times to Ottawa:

Toronto – 5 hours
Montreal – 2 hours
Kingston – 2 hours

By Road

  • The major highways in the Ottawa area are the 417 (also known as the Queensway), 416, 174, 7, 16 and 31 in Ontario; and the 148, 50 and 5 in Quebec. When heading east on the 417, the point in which the lanes split into two directions (one continues east, the other becomes the 174) is commonly known as ‘The Split’.
  • The speed limit on major highways (417, 416, 174) is 100 km/h (approximately 60 mph). The limit on other highways (7, 16, 31) and most rural areas is 80 km/h (50 mph). In the city, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (30 mph) unless otherwise stated. The limit on the 148 in Quebec varies between 50, 70, and 90 km/h.
  • Many streets in Ottawa, especially downtown, are one-way. Be aware of signs (a white arrow on a black background) that indicate a one-way street.
  • Some Ottawa streets have adopted second names. For example, Preston Street is also known as Corso Italia, and Gladstone Avenue is also called Via Marconi.
  • In Ontario and Quebec (except Montreal), drivers are permitted to turn right on a red light unless otherwise stated.
  • Many major roadways (called the Transitway) in Ottawa are dedicated to OC Transpo buses only. These are marked with a diamond in the lane and/or a sign above the lane. Do not drive in these lanes.

Applications to Explore Ottawa

https://www.ottawatourism.ca/trip-starter/local-travel-resources/

Car Rentals

The Ottawa Airport holds 8 rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Discount, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Routes Car Rental.
Click here for details: https://yow.ca/en/parking-transportation/car-rentals

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be issued by e-mail after the conference.

Climate & Clothing

In the month of June, the daily high temperatures range from 13° to 24° degrees Celsius (56° – 75° degrees Fahrenheit). A light sweater is recommended to be comfortable in the session rooms.

Languages

The official language of the Conference will be English. We do not foresee to offer simultaneous translation.

Liability

The CCOCR, its Organizing Committees and Professional Congress Organizer shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered participants of the 2020 CCOCR Conference.

Sales Taxes

The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is 13% in Ontario. Ontario provides relief on the 8% provincial portion of the HST on specific items through a point of sale rebate.

Visit Ottawa

Ottawa Tourism has a wonderful website where you can find any touristic or dining information you may be looking for: https://www.ottawatourism.ca/