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2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show Ottawa

Plan Your Trip

Plan your trip to Ottawa for FCM's 2017 Annual Conference and Trade Show.

In 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation and special events will be taking place in the nation's capital all year long.

Find out more at Ottawa Tourism.

On-site delegate registration will open on Thursday, June 1, and the conference will conclude on Sunday, June 4, following the City of Ottawa's Gala Dinner.

Book your hotel

FCM has arranged hotel accommodations for delegates at various hotels in Ottawa. For hotel descriptions, rates and to make a reservation, view the FCM Conference Hotel listing.

Cancellation deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017
If you need to cancel your reservation, please communicate with the hotel directly before Friday, February 24 and make sure you receive a cancellation number.

Cancellations made after February 24 may result in a penalty equal to one night's room plus tax.

Book your travel

Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements. FCM has arranged discount fares for delegates who travel to and from Ottawa for the conference using Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines, Air North and VIA Rail. You may also wish to research any available seat sales outside of the FCM promotions.

By air

For travel by air, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is located 16 km from the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa and provides daily non-stop flights with many airlines.

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By train

For travel by train, the Ottawa train station is located about 5 kms from the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa. Visit the Via Rail website for train schedules, fares, and to book a ticket.


To apply the discount to the booking:

  1. Log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking.
  2. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the "Discount Type" drop-down menu
  3. Enter the discount code in the "Discount code" field (The conference fare will be shown on the next page).

Travel from the airport


The Ottawa International Airport is less than 25 minutes by car from the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa.

The taxi fare between the airport and the hotels is approximately $40.  

Public transit

You can also take public transit (OCTranspo) to and from the airport.

From the airport, route 97 departs from pillar 14 outside the level 1 Arrivals area.

Route 97 uses low-floor, fully accessible buses that accommodate wheelchairs.

Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on level 1 at the central door of the Arrivals area.

Bus fares are $3.65 cash per one-way ride for adults and $2.75 for seniors.

For more information, visit the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport website.

Page Updated: 31/10/2016