ICSTI 2009 - Welcome - June 9-10 2009 - Ottawa, Canada

Tourist Information

About Ottawa

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has a population of about 1 million people. It is in the central part of Canada at the junction of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers. A large international airport serves the city with numerous domestic and international flights daily. Overseas access is quite easy, either by a direct flight from London, or with connections through Toronto, Montreal, Newark, New York, Chicago, Detroit or Washington. The Conference location is very close to several sites of interest including the Canadian Parliament Buildings, Rideau Shopping Centre, National Arts Centre, National Art Gallery, the Rideau Canal, Sparks Street Mall, the Byward market as well as several museums. All of these sites are within easy walking distance from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Additional information on Ottawa can be found at www.ottawakiosk.com.

Ottawa International Airport

For more information about the Ottawa International Airport, please visit the following website : http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/index-f.php.


Public Transit

There is a shuttle bus every half-hour from the airport that stops at several downtown hotels. The cost for the bus is approximately $24.00 CAD (return fare). Taxis are also available from the airport to downtown at a cost of approximately $25.00 CAD.

Visiting Canada

Those wishing to plan excursions in Canada before or after the Conference can obtain maps, accommodation lists and descriptions of sites of interest from the tourism services of each Canadian province:

Province North America ONLY Website Address
Ontario 1-800-363-7777 www.ontariotravel.net
Alberta 1-800-661-8888 www.travelalberta.com
British Columbia 1-800-663-6000 www.hellobc.com
Manitoba 1-800-665-0040 www.travelmanitoba.com
New Brunswick 1-800-561-0123 www.tourismnbcanada.com
Newfoundland & Labrador 1-800-563-6353 www.gov.nf.ca/tourism
Nova Scotia 1-800-565-0000 www.explorens.com
Prince Edward Island 1-800-463-4734 www.peiplay.com
Québec 1-800-668-2746 www.bonjourquebec.com
Saskatchewan 1-877-237-2273 www.sasktourism.com

Please check the website at: http://www.travelcanada.ca for more information.

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