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