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Ottawa is a vibrant city known for its charm as a melting pot of exciting and enticing attractions. Combined with an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity, one will be pleasantly surprised at the myriad of cross-cultural influences that shape its cityscape. Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in one welcoming city. With its unique blend of urban and rural beauty, year-round outdoor activities, and vibrant neighbourhoods.
The World Statistics Congress has a close collaboration with Ottawa Tourism. For our delegates (and partners) we have a special programme around the WSC 2023 to discover Ottawa, like the WSC City Walk.
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Turn every WSC day into a more exciting day and night. WSC 2023 participants can benefit from many specials, like the 'Flash the Badge program'. This Delegate Insider Badge grants you and a guest the opportunity to experience the most of Ottawa for less with these incredible discounts. No need to print this passport, simply present your valid event badge at participating businesses to enjoy. Please contact in advance to make a reservation or confirm availability.
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The Ottawa region’s identity has been influenced by many cultures, including First Nations, French, English, Scottish and Irish. The city of Ottawa is located within the traditional Anishinàbeg Algonquin territory. Since several rivers meet here, the area was an active transportation corridor for an astounding diversity of Indigenous groups and travellers. In fact, the city’s name is derived from the Algonquin word “Odawa,” meaning “to trade.”
Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is situated in Ontario on the border between the province of Ontario and Quebec. The region is easily accessible due to its location 352 km (219 miles) northeast of Toronto, 192 km (120 miles) west of Montreal, and just a short 1 ½ hour flight from New York or Boston.
More about Ottawa, it's Deep Roots, Local flavours, Rich Culture and Events:
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