Come to Ottawa and enjoy the best of Canada. Our capital showcases Canadian culture from coast-to-coast-to-coast – from the nation’s treasures and tastes to its favourite pastimes.
Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Québec, together form the National Capital Region, which has a population of about 1.3 million people. Both of Canada’s official languages – English and French – are widely spoken in Ottawa.
For the ease of delegates and companions, ICOLD 2019 activities and accommodation will be centred in Ottawa’s lively and safe downtown core. Easy access to entertainment, shopping centres and open-air markets, recreation and culture – the National Art Gallery, national museums of nature, war and the National Library and Archives – create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for all those participating in ICOLD 2019.
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