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Meeting in Ottawa – Come early, stay late!

Centrally located with excellent air and transportation links, Ottawa is a premier Canadian meeting and convention destination any time of the year. It is an impressive yet intimate G8 capital, home to famous landmarks, cultural attractions and celebrations, rich in natural beauty and blessed with a relaxed urban rhythm. Adding unique Ottawa activities for delegates to your agenda is easy and very flexible based on the season. Delegates themselves tend to arrive here early, stay after their event, and bring along their spouses to enjoy everything Canada’s Capital has to offer – helping your event attract more delegates in the process.  And the new Shaw Centre will be at the heart of it all – within easy walking distance of major downtown attractions, restaurants, and shopping, yet just a 20-minute shuttle ride from the Ottawa International Airport.

Getting Here

The Shaw Centre is very centrally located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital. It is within walking distance of over 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, numerous attractions and landmarks, and the ByWard Market. A 20-minute shuttle ride from the Ottawa International Airport, the Centre is directly linked to the Westin Ottawa Hotel and the 180-store Rideau Centre shopping complex.

By Air

The modern Ottawa International Airport serves Canada’s Capital with direct daily flights to over 30 North American and international destinations – and is just a 20-minute drive from Shaw Centre.
Approximate Air Travel Times
City of Departure Estimated Travel Time
Toronto –  1 hour
Montreal –  ½ hour
New York –  1 ½ hours
Washington –  1 ½ hours
Chicago –  2 hours
London – 6 hours
Frankfurt  – 7 hours

By Train

Via Rail services Ottawa with daily passenger train service from Montreal and points east and south, and Toronto and points west – and the train station is just 10 minutes from the Shaw Centre.

By Road from Toronto

  • Highway 401 east to Highway 416 north, exit at Highway 417 east, exit at Nicholas Street.
  • Nicholas Street north for 3.5 km/2.2 miles, left onto Daly Avenue.
  • Shaw Centre is located at the corner of Daly and Colonel By Drive.
  • Total Distance: 397 km (248 miles)
  • Total Estimated Time: 4.5 hours

By Road from Montréal

  • Autoroute 40 west to Highway 417 west to Ottawa, exit at Nicholas Street.
  • Follow Nicholas Street north for 3.5 km/2.2 miles, turn left onto Daly Avenue.
  • Shaw Centre is located at the Corner of Daly and Colonel By Drive.
  • Distance: 189 km (118 miles).
  • Total Estimated Time: 2 hours.

What To Do

If you’re looking for Ottawa Attractions and things to do, visit Ottawa Tourism to see some of Ottawa’s best known highlights.

Ottawa Hotels

Shaw Centre is within easy walking distance of over 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, including 1,500 within a city block. Ottawa’s accommodations sector includes large international brand name hotels, unique Ottawa properties, suite hotels, boutiques and more.

For more information on Ottawa hotels, visit Ottawa Tourism.

For more information on accommodation close to the Shaw Centre, visit trivago.ca.

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