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Venue

The 2018 Global Conference on Indigenizing Entrepreneurship will be held June 3-5, 2018 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, located at 101 Lyon Street North in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown business district. This modern hotel is located within a short walk of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, world-class museums, and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage site.

A block of rooms at the preferred nightly rate of $172 single/double (+ applicable taxes/fees) has been set aside for conference delegates. This rate includes complimentary internet in each guestroom.

Please note the cut-off date of May 9, 2018 to book your room at the preferred Conference rate. All rooms not sold by this date will be released for re-sale and bookings after May 9, 2018, may only be available at the prevailing rate of the day. You are encouraged to book early as June is a busy time for travel in Ottawa and the hotel block may sell out prior to the cut-off date.

Please use one of the following options to book your room:

Book online

Toll-Free Global Reservations Line

+1 888 236-2427

Local Reservations Line

(613) 237-3600

Be sure to request the Global Conference on Indigenizing Entrepreneurship rate.

Follow the link below for complete details about the venue.

Hotel Details

Travel

Additional driving directions and transportation details can be found here.

Airline Discounts

Air Canada has been appointed the official airline of the 2018 Global Conference on Indigenizing Entrepreneurship. As such, Air Canada is offering discounts of up to 10% on qualifying fares (1-way and return) for travel to Ottawa for the Conference. Travel is valid any day of the week during the travel period May 27 – June 12, 2018. Travel bookings must be made on www.aircanada.com using the promotion code Y938XTP1 at time of booking.

Discounts of up to 10% are available for travel within Canada or between the U.S. and Canada for bookings at Flex fares and higher. Bookings from International locations (outside North America), qualify for a 10% discount for Tango fares and higher. Use the promotion code when booking flights to ensure you receive any available discounts. Restrictions apply.

WestJet is also offering discounted fares for travel to Ottawa, ON for the 2018 Conference. WestJet is offering 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Ottawa, Ontario and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. Travel is valid for the period of May 26 – June 15, 2018. To take advantage of the available discounts, visit www.westjet.com and input the following COUPON CODE when searching for and booking your flights: ZVIKAAK

If you have questions about how to complete a booking using the coupon code, or for further details and restrictions, please visit WestJet’s frequently asked questions.

Airport Transportation

Various forms of transportation are available from Ottawa International Airport to the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel – taxi, bus, limo, Uber. Visit the airport Transportation page for further details. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown Ottawa is approximately $37 CDN.

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Local Information

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, with a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783. Rich in history, culture, architecture and diversity, Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of the province of Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec and is the fourth-largest city in Canada. During your short visit to Ottawa, take advantage of some of what this pedestrian-friendly city has to offer – from national museums, to architectural landmarks, shopping and dining – Ottawa has something for everyone to explore and enjoy, all within a 20-minute stroll of the Conference venue. Here are a few must-sees as recommended by Tourism Ottawa:

Visit Parliament Hill

Visit Canada’s Parliament Buildings! Just a short walk from the Delta Hotel, the Parliament Buildings are home to Canada’s federal government. Located on a scenic promontory overlooking the Ottawa River, the neo-Gothic and Gothic structures were built between 1859 and 1927.

The impressive Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings is home to the 92.2-metre (302-foot) Peace Tower, an intricately carved stone bell tower that keeps time for the city’s downtown core with the help of 53 bells. Take an elevator to the Peace Tower’s observation deck to enjoy a dramatic 360-degree view of the city.

Guided Tours include a visit to the Victorian-style Library of Parliament, as well as the House of Commons and the Senate, where Canada’s laws are debated and made. Guided tours of Centre Block are offered daily and admission is free.

Visit the Rideau Canal

Built between 1826 and 1832, the Rideau Canal is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and is must-see for any Ottawa visitor! Explore the canal by strolling or cycling along its scenic banks, throughout the downtown.

Visit a National Museum

As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is home to several award-winning national museums that house some of the country’s most priceless treasures.

From the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles, to beautiful Indigenous and Canadian art, to ancient dinosaurs, to heroic stories and artifacts from Canada’s military past, you are sure to find something that will pique your interest. Most are located within a 20-minute walk of the Conference hotel.

Explore the ByWard Market Neighbourhood

The ByWard Market is one of the oldest and largest farmers’ markets in Canada, but it is also the name of the eclectic neighbourhood that surrounds it. Explore the ByWard Market, which is home to fresh food and maple syrup retailers, as well as great restaurants, clubs, bistros, coffee shops and various unique boutiques. More than 170 outdoor stalls sell plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables as well as arts and crafts year-round. And a visit to the ByWard Market area would not be complete without a stop at the BeaverTails stand, located on George Street. Ottawa is where the delicious, doughy, golden BeaverTails pastry was born in 1978! Choose from flavours such as Cinnamon and Sugar or Choco Banana – a Canadian tradition not to be missed!

For information on Ottawa weather in June, click here.

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