Travel & Hotel

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Ottawa, ON

CIRI has arranged rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier at a special conference rate of $239 for a Fairmont room (pictured), based on single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes. The room rate is guaranteed until May 12, 2014 and subject to availability. The conference rates are extended to reservations made 3 days prior to and post conference.

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Travel Arrangements

CIRI has arranged for a discount for those wishing to travel with Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines and VIA Rail Canada. To take advantage of these discounts, you can make your travel arrangements using one of the methods below:

Air Canada

Visit and enter the promo code JP9G7YW1 in the search panel. The travel period must be within Sunday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Note: the discount does not apply to Tango or Executive Class lowest bookings.


Contact WestJet's Convention line at 1-877-952-4696 and quote the convention code CC6018. Agents are available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MST). The 10% discount code is applied to the best available Flex- fares into and out of Ottawa at the time of booking (excluding web and promotional fares). Discounted rates are available for travel up to seven days prior to and post Conference.

Porter Airlines

A 15% discount on all available base fares (with the expection of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) is available by booking online at or through your travel agent using promo code CIRIAC. The travel period must be within June 12, 2014 and June 20, 2014.

VIA Rail Canada

A 10% discount off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper or Sleeper Plus class is available by booking online at When reserving choose 'Convention Fare' from the 'Discount Type' drop-down menu and enter 12809 in the discount code section. The travel period must be within June 12, 2014 and June 19, 2014. The fare applies to a maximum up 2 passengers per booking. Escape Class fares are excluded.

Ground Transportation


A number of taxi services are available in the city. If you are going by taxi from the airport to downtown the trip will cost you approximately $35, tip not included.

Public Transit

Route 97 departs outside the Level 1 Arrivals area. Exit the bus at the MacKenzie King stop (Rideau Centre Mall) at Elgin/Metcalfe and Albert then walk north on Elgin to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Bus tickets are available at the Airport at the Ground Transportation Desk located on Level 1 at the central door of the Arrivals area. Tickets are $2.60 each or you can pay cash ($3.30) on the bus. Visit to plan your route from the airport to downtown Ottawa.


The average temperature in Ottawa in June is 22°C, with the average high being 26°C and the average low being 13°C. To see what the weather is like in Ottawa right now, visit The Weather Network.

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