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Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, is a picturesque city with beautiful waterways, historic architecture, and an abundance of parklands and open spaces. A population of 1,200,000 makes Ottawa the fourth-largest urban centre in Canada. It is a bilingual city (English and French) and many of the amenities can offer service in a variety of languages.

Rideau Canal with Parliament Hill in the Background

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

Fall view of Parliament as seen from Gatineau, Québec

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa offer visitors a diverse selection of year round experiences. GeekWeek will be held in a location in downtown Ottawa, near of many attractions.

"Maman" by artist Louise Bourgeois

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

Many visit the city for its unparalleled lineup of museums, galleries and festivals. Ottawa is also a natural destination for sports, recreation, and outdoor pursuits, with its beautiful natural setting of waterways, parks and pathways. In this stress-free urban setting you can find fine dining, relaxing spas and a variety of shopping experiences before heading out for a night of entertainment and cultural events. Whether you are looking for breathtaking scenery, stunning waterways or exceptional parks and trails, you will find it all. Ottawa is definitely the perfect destination to combine business and pleasure.

In the fall, particularly, under the vibrant colours of autumn, there are some memorable activities to include in travel plans such as "Fall Rhapsody" tours and activities and menus featuring local harvest products at Ottawa restaurants under the Savour Ottawa initiative.

Panoramic view of downtown Ottawa

Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa is home to Canada's federal government and over 1,000 associations. Known as "Silicon Valley North", the city supports many large information technology giants. The many government, industry and academia groups interested in information security, coupled with all of the amenities the city has to offer, promises to deliver an exciting, successful edition of GeekWeek.