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About Ottawa

As Canada's capital, Ottawa is a showcase city of more than one million people. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, it offers visitors an opportunity to explore Canada's proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It's a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

This city is a uniquely beautiful place: an urban centre on the edge of nature where one can enjoy both a vibrant cosmopolitan city and the great outdoors — just outside your hotel room, and nearby in the surrounding country side. Explore the distinctive local neighbourhoods, including the historic ByWard Market: by day this area boasts a bustling farmers' market and chic shops – by night it hums with activity at the restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.

Ottawa is a city that enjoys the finer things in life, with a culinary community that's earning wide acclaim, unique boutiques and shopping districts, a lively local music and art scene, and always exciting nightlife.

Come and join us in Canada's capital for GeoOttawa 2017!

Getting to Ottawa

Ottawa is only 200 km from Montreal and just over 400 km from Toronto, making it an easy drive for many delegates. Ottawa International Airport (YOW) serves the Greater Ottawa Region with daily direct connections to/from Canada's largest cities and many US and international destinations.

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