Travel Information

Getting there

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is Canada’s sixth-busiest airport with many daily domestic and international flight options. It is located in the south end of the city approximately 10 km away from the downtown core. Ottawa can also be reached by train or car from Montreal (in approximately two hours) and Toronto (in four to five hours), the two largest cities in Canada.

Average maximum and minimum temperatures in July are around 26 °C (79 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F).

The City of Ottawa

Ottawa is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in south-eastern Ontario. About 1.3 million people live in the metropolitan area. Ottawa is a popular tourist destination with a rich cultural life, world-class museums, a number of historic and heritage sites and the beautiful nature that surrounds the city.

Outdoor activities include hiking, cycling, canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, sailing and, of course, swimming.

The Conference Venue

ICPEAC XXXII will be held in the Shaw Centre, Ottawa’s award-winning convention centre opened in 2011. The Shaw Centre is beautifully located alongside the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts spectacular views of Ottawa’s city centre and Parliament Hill, the home of Canada’s federal government.

Hotels and Accomodation

For more information on conference rate hotel rooms and other accommodation recommendations go to this page.