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Accommodation, Travel and Tourism


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Canada has a new entry requirement: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport, need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

Visit the Government of Canada’s official website to apply for an eTA.
It costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.


Room blocks have been reserved in each of the hotels listed below.  All are located within walking distance of the conference venue. We have provided our delegates with several forms of accommodation. From suites that include full kitchens for delegates who wish to bring their families along to University residences.

All prices quoted are in Cdn Dollars.

Please Note: July is the height of tourist season in Ottawa and 2017 is Canada’s 150th Anniversary! Please book AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and note the “special rate” cut off dates. It’s better to book and have to cancel than to not be able to find accommodations.

If anyone is interested in sharing a 2 bdrm suite with another delegate at 90 University please contact Susan Redmond at redmond@telfer.uOttawa.ca.

If you have any further questions regarding the hotels, please do not hesitate to contact them directly by phone or contact the MCDM2017 Conference Manager Susan Redmond at 613-562-5800 ext. 4746 or by email at redmond@telfer.uOttawa.ca

 

Travel Partner Discounts

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Air Canada is pleased to offer 10% discounts on all fares for the MCDM 2017 conference. Simply go to aircanada.com and add the code F9FCR2W1 in the promo box and it will automatically calculate the discounts for you. Discounts also apply 7 days pre & post the event so feel free to use the same code to book your Quebec City flights if you plan to attend the IFORS conference as well.

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VALID:  July 7th, 2017  to  July 23th2017 for travel to and from Ottawa and for travel to and from Quebec City for those also attending IFORS 2017.

TERRITORY:  From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return.

RESTRICTIONS:
Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT:
10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class
. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”

EXCEPTION:   Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

IDENTIFICATION:   Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13503.

VIA BOOKING INFORMATION : Online booking tips:  You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select “Convention fare” from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

 

HOTELS

Please note that all prices are in Cdn dollars and do not include taxes or DMF fees.
All hotels are non-smoking.

Hotel  

The Lord Elgin

Rate A – per room per night Regular $165
Rate B – per room per night King Class $185
Kitchenette No
Nights eligible for special rate July 7- July 14, 2017            Cancellation policy: 7 days prior to check in
Last day to Book at this rate 23-May-2017
Breakfast Included No
Parking Extra
Pool Yes
Distance from conference venue 600 M – 9 minute walk
Booking Instructions To book on line click here . To book by phone call 1-800-267-3223 and quote booking code: 170707TELF

 

Hotel  

The Ottawa Sheraton

Rate A – per room per night Traditional $169
Rate B – per room per night 2 Double $179
Rate C – per room per night Club Level $219
Kitchenette No
Nights eligible for special rate July 7- July 14, 2017              Cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to check in
Last day to Book at this rate June 5-2017
Breakfast Included No
Parking Extra
Pool Yes
Distance from conference venue 1 KM – 14 minute walk
Booking Instructions To book on line click here. To book by phone call 1-800-489-8333 and quote booking code: MCDM2017 Conference

 

Hotel  

Les Suites Hotel

Rate A – per room per night One Bdrm Suite $179
Rate B – per room per night Two Bdrm Suite $289
Kitchenette Yes
Nights eligible for special rate July 7- July 14, 2017             Cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to check in
Last day to Book at this rate 26-May-17
Breakfast Included No
Parking Extra
Pool Yes
Distance from conference venue 400 M – 5 minute walk
Booking Instructions To book on line click here. Use password MCDM2017.  To book by phone call 1-866-682-0879  and quote booking code: MCDM2017

 

 

Hotel  

The Residence Inn by Marriott

Rate A – per room per night Studio Suite $189 (single and dbl occupancy)
Rate B – per room per night One Bdrm Suite $199 (single and dbl occupancy)
Kitchenette Yes
Nights eligible for special rate July 7- July 15, 2017    Cancellation Policy: Must cancel 7 days prior to arrival, less than 7 would result in a 2 night charge.
Last day to Book at this rate 19-May-2017
Breakfast Included Yes Hot and cold.
Parking Extra
Pool Yes
Distance from conference venue 700 M – 10 min walk
Booking Instructions To book on line click hereTo book by phone call 613-231-2020  or 1-877-478-4838 and quote booking code:“MCDG” or the group name “MCDM 2017 Conference”.

 

Hotel  

University of Ottawa Residences – 90 University

If anyone is interested in sharing a 2 bdrm suite with another delegate at 90 University please contact Susan Redmond at redmond@telfer.uOttawa.ca

Rate A – per room per night $110.00 – 2 bedroom Suites – Double Occupancy Only
(Booking should be made by only one of the 2 guests sharing)
Kitchenette Fridge and sink
Nights eligible for special rate July 7 – July 14, 2017   Cancellation Policy: Must cancel 48 hours prior to arrival.
Last day to Book at this rate May 23, 2017
Breakfast Included No
Parking Extra
Pool No
Distance from conference venue 100 M
Booking Instructions To book on line click here.  Be sure to use booking code: MCDM2017.
Reservations MUST be made online, however if you have any questions or concerns you can call 1-888-564-4545.

If you are driving, directions to the main campus can be found here.

Flash Your Badge Program – Delegates simply show your conference badge for discounts to participating attractions, restaurants, and tours in the Capital Region for you and a guest!

Weather

View Detailed 10 Day Weather Forecast for Ottawa, webcams, weather maps & more at Weather-Forecast.com

Tourism

13928197229_99ae15dc04_bAs Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is a city of impressive landmarks, a wealth of cultural attractions, a beautiful natural setting, all wrapped up in a relaxed urban vibe. Nestled at the junction of three rivers and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rideau Cana, the city is considered one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Add to that its clean, green natural setting and the allure of the surrounding wide-open green spaces, parks and wilderness areas and you’ve got a capital combination that attracts millions of visitors every year.  Its museums offer creative, ground breaking and world class exhibitions. From its excellent shopping boutiques, intimate sidewalk cafes and exciting nightlife, there is much to discover.

Ottawa boasts a hospitality industry well-accustomed to hosting international delegations and diplomats. The professional meetings and conventions community facilities, hotels, attractions and destination management organizations offer everything you would expect to find in a world capital.

Ottawa is also one of the most educated cities in one of the most educated countries in the world. The largest university in the area is the University of Ottawa, a bilingual public research university founded in 1848, which now enrolls well over 40,000 students.

Ottawa is centrally-located in the province of Ontario, with the award-winning Ottawa International Airport offering daily direct connections to over 30 Canadian, U.S. and European Centres. The capital is also serviced by Canada’s train service, VIA Rail, and accessible by a number of major highways. The airport is just a 15-minute shuttle ride from downtown Ottawa, and the city’s downtown is remarkably compact and walkable.

Quick Facts

  • A population of over 1.2 million makes the Ottawa region the fourth-largest urban area in Canada
  • More than 1,800 advanced technology companies employ more than 76,000 people
  • With the highest-educated workforce in Canada, Ottawa has more engineers, scientists and PhDs per capita than any other city in the country
  • With 90 per cent of Canada’s industrial telecommunications research and development conducted here, Ottawa is one of the world’s top five sites for R&D
  • Canada’s Capital region welcomes over 7.3 million visitors per year, who spend over $1.18 billion

 

Top 10 Things to do in Ottawa

Parliament Hill
parliament
The seat of Canada’s federal government and the setting for national celebrations the year
round, Parliament Hill is the most visited Ottawa attraction. Each morning during summer
months, the front lawn of Parliament Hill is the setting of the daily Changing the Guard ceremony;
each evening the public is invited to gather again to witness the awe-inspiring Sound and
Light show – spectacular lighting effects and stunning giant images projected on the Parliament
Buildings set to words and music. Both events are free. Truly a must-see!

National Cultural Attractions
culture
Ottawa cultural attractions, museums and galleries invite visitors to experience the best of
Canada all in one place. Whether it’s the stunning National Gallery of Canada, with world class
art on display, or the dramatic Canadian War Museum, these are the experiences that bring

Canadian culture to life for any visitor.

ByWard Market
Market
An historic farmers’ market and shopping district by day, a favourite gathering place of restaurants
and clubs by night – the ByWard Market just east of Parliament Hill is one Ottawa neighbourhood

you won’t want to miss.

UNESCO Rideau Canal
Unesco
A historic waterway filled with boaters spring through fall and the world’s largest naturally frozen
skating rink in winter – the Rideau Canal winds through the heart of Ottawa before connecting

with the Ottawa River through dramatic stepped locks right next to Parliament Hill.

The Outdoor – Adventure
outdoor adventure
Ottawa is a natural for sports fans and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Try whitewater
rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, some of the continent’s finest. Then top it off
with some bungee jumping. Ottawa is also a cycling enthusiast’s dream destination, with
over 180 kilometres of recreational pathways linking natural areas, parks, gardens and national
sites.
 
Festivals
 Festivals
Ottawa is a city of celebrations, offering visitors a year round calendar of parties, festivals
and special events. On July 1st, the city celebrates the biggest party in the country, Canada
Day. Visitors will also experience a host of music celebrations, including the TD Ottawa
Jazz Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Bluesfest, which welcome some of the world’s biggest
acts to our city. In winter, Canada celebrates Winterlude, and takes to the ice on the

world’s largest skating rink, the Rideau Canal.

 Culinary scene
 Food
The culinary scene in Ottawa has come alive in recent years, with a thriving community of Ottawa
chefs and Ottawa restaurants making names for themselves both at home and abroad.
Ottawa restaurants are wonderfully diverse. In the mood for French, Italian, Chinese or seafood?
Choose from scores of each. Craving something a little more unique and exotic? You’ll
find it. As one of Ontario’s designated culinary tourism destinations, the city, its restaurants
and its local food producers are all working together to bring locally-grown and prepared

foods to tables across the region through an initiative called Savour Ottawa.

 Performing Arts
entertainment culture
The Capital’s premier performing arts venue, the National Arts Centre, presents a full line-up
of music, dance and theatre, plus popular touring acts and shows. Ottawa also has a thriving
local theatre scene, including the Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa Little Theatre,

and The Gladstone.

 City tours
 tours
Ottawa is filled with Capital sights and attractions – and just about as many ways to explore
and see them. Experience a tour on both land and water with the Lady Dive amphibious bus,

or take in a walking tour across Ottawa’s picturesque ByWard Market courtyards.

 Neighbourhoods/Shopping

Shopping

Unique Ottawa neighbourhoods offer distinctive shopping, dining and nightlife experiences
across the Capital. From Little Italy’s charming bars and restaurants, to the glorious new archway
over Chinatown, there is plenty to experience in Ottawa’s varied neighbourhoods.