Prior to your visit

Visa information

Those traveling to Canada from abroad must have a passport, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document, and most require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which can be obtained quickly and inexpensively online at

To check if you require eTA or a visitor visa, visit

You can also check your eligibility to visit on business at Answers about what a business visitor to Canada is are given at

During your visit


For more information, visit Conference > Registration & Hotel > Hotel Information .

Getting Around

Ottawa's downtown is walkable and linked with nature via the National Capital Pathways. Most key sites can be accessed through public transit, via regional service provider OC Transpo's fully grade-separated light rail system (O-Train Line 1). Stops run underground through the downtown core and connect to a frequent bus network which generally runs with headways of 15 minutes or less. To pay your fare, obtain and load a PRESTO card using any fare kiosk (one may be found in the arrivals mezzanine of Ottawa International Airport). For more information and to plan your trip, use Google Maps, the Transit app, or OC Transpo's trip planner at

Map of Downtown Ottawa

Additionally, ride-sharing services such as Uber and traditional taxi providers such as BlueLine Taxi operate throughout the region (dial +1 613 238 1111).

Conference Questions

If you have any questions or further inquiries, please kindly contact:

Email: [email protected]
Virginia Tech
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