Shuttle service

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the conference hotels and the conference venue at Richcraft Hall, Carleton University. Delegates staying at the ARC hotel are asked to walk 2 minutes westward along Slater street to pick up the shuttle in front of the Alt. The shuttle schedule is as follows:

*NOTE: shuttles will be departing on a rotating basis between these times.

Public transit

If you miss the shuttle service, consider taking public transit. A single fare is $3.50 (Canadian) in exact change. Buses typically run every 15 minutes and the trip between the hotels and conference venue is roughly 30 minutes. Follow this quick guide for our suggested routes. If you would like to visit another part of the city, you can plan your public transit route here.

Walking to/from the Opening Reception at the NAC

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is located on Elgin and Albert street. It is a short 5-10 minute walk from the hotels. The opening reception will take place in the O’Born Room on the Terrace Level of the NAC.

Walking to/from the Conference Dinner at the Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History is located on Laurier street across the river from Parliament Hill. It is a roughly 35 minute walk from the hotels.


Uber and Lyft: ride sharing services requiring a smartphone app.

Taxi: Blue Line Tax service can be reached at +613-238-1111.


Travel documentation

Please ensure that you have obtained all necessary documentation to travel to Canada. A valid passport is required for residents of all countries, including the US. If you are not a Canadian or US citizen, you will also require either an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa. Click here to determine which of these you require. An eTA can be applied for online, costs $7 CAD, and is often approved within minutes.

By Air

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Ottawa International Airport serves airlines offering flights from major cities in Canada, the Eastern US, and select cities in Europe. The hotels can be reach by bus (#97), taxi, or ridesharing alternative.\

By Train

Canada’s passenger train service VIA Rail is a comfortable and affordable travel choice for those traveling within Canada. This option is recommended for travellers coming from (or flying into) major cities in Southern Ontario or Quebec. The Ottawa Station on Tremblay Road is just 20 minutes east of downtown by bus or 15 minutes by car.