Ottawa is a Cosmopolitan G7 Capital that’s home to Canada’s federal government, national associations, international embassies, and national and international media, so the city and the hospitality industry is skilled for hosting international travellers and events. Its populous is among the most educated in North America. Ottawa is a leading hub for R&D. And it is an urban destination that wows visitors with art and culture, music and festivals, landmark sites and outdoor adventure.


  • Canada’s center of Universities, Government Labs, Private Industry
  • Leading hub of 1800 Hi Tech R&D (Kanata North) mainly in AI, Computer vision, 5G and autonomous vehicles.

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is a showcase city of more than one million people. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, it offers visitors an opportunity to explore Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks, including the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). It’s a city steeped in culture, with world-class museums and galleries displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

This city is a uniquely beautiful place: an urban centre on the edge of nature where one can enjoy both a vibrant cosmopolitan city and the great outdoors — just outside your hotel room, and nearby in the surrounding country side. Explore the distinctive local neighbourhoods, including the historic ByWard Market: by day this area boasts a bustling farmers’ market and chic shops – by night it hums with activity at the restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.

Ottawa is a city that enjoys the finer things in life, with a culinary community that’s earning wide acclaim, unique boutiques and shopping districts, a lively local music and art scene, and always exciting nightlife.

Being at uOttawa, ICMR participants will be in the National Capital of Canada and will enjoy scenic trails for joggers, cyclists, hikers and all types of sports and nature enthusiasts…so be sure to visit Discover Ottawa

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