Plan Your Trip to Canada’s Capital

The Venue

The conference will be held at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. Situated in a prime location, this state-of-the-art facility gives you easy access to downtown, the airport, train station, and highway 417.


The Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East adjoins the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. A discounted room block is available for registrants and exhibitors until Wednesday, September 27, or until the room block sells out. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Reservations may be made online or by phoning: 1-855-823-6348 / (613) 741-9862, use Booking ID #: CDE

Getting Here

Air Travel

WestJet – Use coupon code GKOIAGG for travel between October 12 and October 28. Book by October 19.

Note: If using a travel agent, please have them use promo code: YOW01.

Porter – Use promo code CDHA17 for travel between October 16 and October 24. Book by October 19.

Train Travel

VIA Rail Canada – The Ottawa station is only a few minutes by car to the conference venue/hotel. Use discount code 13507 for travel between October 17 and October 23.

Note: You must log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Car Rental Discount

National Car Rental – A special car rental discount package will be offered to all CDHA members flying in to Ottawa to attend CDHA’s national conference 2017. An additional 5% off CDHA’s current corporate discount car rental rates will be offered at the National car rental office at the Ottawa Airport during the time of the conference.

And don’t forget to sign up for a FREE Emerald Club membership to receive complimentary upgrades and priority service (no waiting in line).

Things to Do

Ottawa Tourism – Canada 150 and Ottawa 2017 events, Ottawa-area attractions, and more

ByWard Market – shopping and entertainment district in the heart of downtown Ottawa

St. Laurent Shopping Centre – a 20-minute walk or 2 minutes by car from the conference venue/hotel

Ottawa Train Yards Shopping District – a 25-minute walk or 5 minutes by car from the conference venue/hotel