Travel Tips2019-05-03T15:56:45+00:00

Travel Tips

Information on registration and hotels can be found at www.icold-cigb2109.ca.

A Letter of invitation for obtaining travel Visas will be available on the ICOLD website when registration opens.

Check with a Canadian high commission, embassy, consulate or travel agent to find out what documents are required to enter Canada. A list of countries and territories whose citizens require a visa to enter Canada as visitors can be found at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/noncan-eng.html.

Ensure that you review the new entry requirements now in effect regarding Electronic Travel Authorizations for visa-exempt foreign nationals.

English and French are the national languages of Canada, and both are widely spoken in Ottawa.

The weather in June can range from a low of 15 degrees Celsius, to a high of 26 degrees Celsius; average rainfall is 91mm.

Canadian dollar ($)

Canada’s electrical supply and outlets (sockets, wall plugs) are the same as those found in the United States. The electrical supply is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second).

The conference centre, attractions and restaurants are within walking distance of the ICOLD 2019 hotels. Ottawa is very safe for walking. There are two city bus systems in Ottawa. OC Transpo operates in the Ontario side of the Ottawa River and the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais operates on the Québec side. You can transfer between these systems and both offer convenient trip planning tools on their websites.

The MacDonald Cartier International airport is a 20 minute drive to downtown.