When Meeting in Ottawa,
Come Early and Stay Late

When Meeting in Ottawa,
Come Early and Stay Late

Close to both Toronto and Montreal and blessed with excellent transportation links, Ottawa is a premier meeting and convention destination in Canada any time of the year. More than an impressive-yet-intimate G7 capital, Ottawa is home to scores of famous landmarks, cultural attractions and national celebrations. The city is rich in natural beauty and prized for its relaxed urban rhythm.

Finding unique Ottawa activities for delegates to enjoy is easy, thanks to a host of choices available throughout the year. Delegates themselves tend to arrive early in Ottawa, stay after their event, and bring along spouses to take in everything Canada’s Capital has to offer. And Shaw Centre is 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.

Shaw Centre is conveniently located within walking distance of more than 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, as well as numerous attractions and landmarks, including the famous ByWard Market. The Centre is also directly linked to the Westin Ottawa Hotel and the 180-store Rideau Centre shopping complex.

Shaw Centre At a Glance
Getting here by air

The modern Ottawa International Airport serves Canada’s Capital with direct daily flights to more than 30 North American and international destinations – and it’s a quick

  • 20- minute drive from the Shaw Centre. Approximate travel times by air
  • Toronto – 1 hour Montreal – ½ hour New York – 1 ½ hours
  • Washington – 1 ½ hours Chicago – 2 hours London – 6 hours Frankfurt – 7 hours
Getting here by train

Via Rail serves Ottawa with daily passenger train service from Montreal (and points east and south) and Toronto (and points west). Ottawa’s train station is a 10-minute drive from the Shaw Centre.

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Driving directions 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)
  • Estimated time: 4.5 hours
Driving directions from Montreal
  • 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)
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
Things to see and do

For the latest updates on the wide variety of Ottawa visitor attractions, visit the
Ottawa Tourism website.

Ottawa hotels.

Shaw Centre is within easy walking distance of more than 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, including 1,500 within a city block. The city’s accommodations sector includes international brand name hotels, unique Ottawa properties, suite hotels, boutiques and more. For up-to-date details, visit Ottawa Tourism.

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