International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

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About Ottawa

Discover the best in residency education at ICRE 2024 in Ottawa, Canada!

Sitting on the Ottawa River, Ottawa is Canada’s capital, where you can discover 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 showcasing stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

Ottawa is situated on traditional Anishinàbeg Algonquin territory, known for its role as a historic trade hub due to its rivers. The name “Ottawa” originates from the Algonquin word “Odawa,” meaning “to trade.”

Location – archive

About Ottawa

Discover the best in residency education at ICRE 2024 in Ottawa, Canada!

Sitting on the Ottawa River, Ottawa is Canada’s capital, where you can discover 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 showcasing stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world.

Ottawa is situated on traditional Anishinàbeg Algonquin territory, known for its role as a historic trade hub due to its rivers. The name “Ottawa” originates from the Algonquin word “Odawa,” meaning “to trade.”

Visit the following sites for more information about Ottawa’s sights and sounds, as well as other nearby attractions:

 

Meeting Locations

All ICRE 2024 conference activities take place at the Shaw Centre Ottawa (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2) or The Westin Ottawa (11 Colonel Br Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4).  

**Please note that reservations made through website links or via telephone numbers other than those provided below could potentially be fraudulent and may not be honoured. 

Accommodations

The Westin Ottawa

Online reservations

If you experience any difficulties booking your preferred dates through the online link, kindly contact the hotel directly. 

Reservation telephone numbers:
Toll Free: 1-800-627-8528 

Booking Reference: ICRE Royal College group (IRE) 

Please note that reservations made through website links or via telephone numbers other than those provided above could potentially be fraudulent and may not be honoured. 

 

Address:
11 Colonel Br Dr,
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 

Room rate excluding tax:
$294.00 – Traditional Room
$344.00 – Deluxe Parliament View
More room rates available 

Taxes and fees:
4% Municipal Hotel Tax, 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in effect at time of check in. (Please note that these taxes are subject to change according to provincial and federal laws in place at the time of the event) 

  • Check in: 1500 (ET) 
  • Check out: 1200 (ET) 

Cut-off date:
The group rates listed are only based on room availability within the block. Reservations must be requested before August 26, 2024 at 1700 (ET). After this date, space and rates will be based upon availability. 

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation of individual reservations must be received no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellation for reservations made after this deadline will result in a penalty fee equivalent to the first night stay. 

Value added enhancements: 

  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access in guestrooms. 
  • Complimentary access to the Westin Workout Fitness Studio and indoor heated Saltwater pool for registered guests. 

Visit  Westin Ottawa website for more information. 

For those staying at Marriott properties, click here to enroll for the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program.


The Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Online reservations

If you experience any difficulties booking your preferred dates through the online link, kindly contact the hotel directly.  

Reservation telephone numbers: 

Toll Free: 1-800-441-1414 

Booking code: RCPS1023_001 

Please note that reservations made through website links or via telephone numbers other than those provided above could potentially be fraudulent and may not be honoured. 

Address:
1 Rideau Street  
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7  

Room rate excluding tax:
$289.00
More room rates available 

Taxes and fees:
4% Municipal Hotel Tax, 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in effect at time of check in. (Please note that these taxes are subject to change according to provincial and federal laws in place at the time of the event) 

  • Check in: 1600 (ET) 
  • Check out: 1200 (ET) 

Cut-off date:
The group rates listed are only based on room availability within the block. Reservations must be requested before August 16, 2024 at 1700 (ET). After this date, space and rates will be based upon availability. 

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation of individual reservations must be received no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellation for reservations made after this deadline will result in a penalty fee equivalent to the first night stay. 

Value added enhancements: 

  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access in guestrooms 
  • Complimentary access to the hotel’s Health club and pool for registered guests. 

Visit Fairmont Château Laurier website for more information. 

For those staying at Accor properties, click here to enroll for the Accor Live Limitless rewards program.


Novotel Ottawa

 

Online reservations

If you experience any difficulties booking your preferred dates through the online link, kindly contact the hotel directly.  

Reservation telephone numbers:
Local: 613-230-3033
Toll Free: 1-855-677-3033 

Booking code: 651951 

Must identify self as part of the group to take advantage of the preferred rate. 

Please note that reservations made through website links or via telephone numbers other than those provided above could potentially be fraudulent and may not be honoured.

Address:
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M7  

Room rate excluding tax:
$219.00
More room rates available 

Taxes and fees:
4% Municipal Hotel Tax, 13% Harmonized Service Tax (HST) in effect at time of check in. (Please note that these taxes are subject to change according to provincial and federal laws in place at the time of the event) 

  • Check in: 1500 (ET) 
  • Check out: 1200 (ET) 

Cut-off date:
The group rates listed are only based on room availability within the block. Reservations must be requested before August 15, 2024 at 1700 (ET). After this date, space and rates will be based upon availability. 

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation of individual reservations must be received no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellation for reservations made after this deadline will result in a penalty fee equivalent to the first night stay. 

Value Added Enhancements: 

  • Complimentary wireless high speed internet access in guestrooms 
  • Complimentary access to the hotel’s fitness centre and pool for registered guests. 

Visit the  Novotel Ottawa website for more information. 

For those staying at Accor properties, click here to enroll for the Accor Live Limitless rewards program.


Air Travel

Air Canada

A 10% discount will apply when you book Air Canada flights to and from Ottawa, Ontario (YOW) between the dates of Thursday, September 12, 2024 to Saturday, September 28, 2024. Book your flights online by visiting the Air Canada website and entering the promotion code PU8E43B1. 

Alternately, request Air Canada flights and provide the promotion code when booking to attend the conference through your regular travel provider. 

WestJet

A 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares (travelling within Canada) and 2% off Econo and 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium based fares (travelling Trans-boarder) will apply when you book WestJet flights to and from Ottawa, Ontario (YOW) over the dates of Thursday, September 12, 2024 to Saturday, September 28, 2024. Book your flights online by visiting the WestJet website and entering the coupon code 2H4M4KN. 

Alternately, request WestJet flights and provide the coupon code when booking to attend the conference through your regular travel provider. Note for travel agents: use code YBI80 for GDS only bookings. 

No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.  


This year, to further reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage ICRE attendees to purchase carbon offset credits through their travel airlines. By doing so, you are helping to support investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF); innovations for the future of sustainable technology, such as hydrogen engines and electric planes; as well as nature conservation efforts across Canada and the world. By adding a small amount to your travel costs, you would be making a considerable positive impact on the environment. For more information, please visit the following websites:    

Air Canada 

WestJet 

United Airlines 

British Airways 

Train Travel

Via Rail

An 10% discount will apply when you book your train trip with Via Rail to and from Ottawa, Ontario, from the dates of Monday, September 16, 2024 to Monday, September 23, 2024. Book your train trip online by visiting the Via Rail website and entering the promotion code 14522. 

The above discount is only available for Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. No discount will apply to Escape and Prestige Class fares.
Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only. 

Ground Transportation

Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

1000 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, ON K1V 9B4 

Estimated taxi fare: $35-45 CAD + tip (one way)
25-35 minute taxi ride to Shaw Centre, Ottawa
Find out more about car rental options from YOW
Visit the airport website. 

Public Transportation

Visit the Ottawa airport website for information about public transportation in and around the city of Ottawa. 

 


Car rental

View the list of vehicle rental agencies at Ottawa Airport, with full contact information. 


Parking

Westin Ottawa

Valet parking: $55.00 + tax per night, per vehicle.
Self parking: $35.00 + tax per night, per vehicle.
24 hour in/out privileges. Subject to space availability upon arrival. 

Visit the Westin Ottawa website for more information. 

Fairmont Château Laurier

Valet parking: $60.00 + tax per night, per vehicle.
With in/out privileges. Subject to space availability upon arrival. 

Visit  Fairmont Château Laurier website for more information.


Novotel Ottawa

Self parking: $33.00 + tax per night, per vehicle.
With in/out privileges. Subject to space availability upon arrival.  

Visit theNovotel Ottawa website for more information. 

Shaw Centre Ottawa

Parking is available at the Rideau Centre Parking Garage and is managed by REEF/Impark. 

Rideau CTRE BLUE Parkade is attached to Shaw centre and to the Rideau Centre. Entrance is located on the west side on Nicolas Street and East side on Colonel By Drive. Exit is on west side on Nicolas Street and East side on Colonel By Drive.  

Rideau CTRE RED Parkade is attached to the Rideau Centre and Westin Hotel. Entrance is located on Daly Avenue or on Colonel By Drive. Exit is on Nicolas Street  and on Daly Avenue.  

Hourly rate: $5.00 per hour, $10.00 for 2 hours
Max Daily rate: $20.00 (12hrs), $30.00 (24hrs)
Lost Ticket: $35.00 


Nursing Room

Those looking for a quiet and private room to nurse their babies are encouraged to visit the registration desk for more information and directions to the designated room. 

Childcare services

For those attending ICRE week and requiring child care services, we are happy to direct you to local providers in Ottawa as listed below. 

Please contact the companies directly for information and pricing. 

Nannies on Call 

Andrew Fleck Children’s Services  

Wellington Child Care Centre  

Please note: The Royal College and ICRE are not affiliated with this service. The information is provided solely for your convenience. Participants are solely responsible for their childcare decisions, and for making arrangements and agreements with the service provider directly. 

Visa requirements and other travel requirements for international attendees

Please visit the links below for more information on visa requirements.