Shaw Centre

CIC 2016 will be hosted at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s capital. It is within walking distance of numerous attractions and landmarks including the famous ByWard Market and the 180-store Rideau Centre shopping complex. The Centre is a strong advocate for environmental respect, conservation, and sustainable living. This centre is a LEED Gold certified building utilizing cutting-edge, environmentally sound technology in six categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environment, and Innovation & Design.

Ottawa is an impressive yet intimate G8 capital, home to famous national Canadian landmarks, cultural attractions and celebrations, rich in natural beauty and blessed with a relaxed urban rhythm.


Capital sites & canadian heritage

As the country’s capital, Ottawa is home to numerous national sites and landmarks delegates won’t want to miss. Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Supreme Court of Canada, Rideau Hall and more.

Canadian Museum of History

Museums and galleries

Ottawa is home to the country’s biggest lineup of national cultural attractions devoted to art, culture, history, science, aviation, nature, war, agriculture and more.

Canada Day

Event calendar

Check our searchable Event Calendar to find out what’s happening when you’re in the Capital.  Ottawa is a city of celebration, offering visitors a year-round calendar of festivals and special events.