In 2017, Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary and festivities were held all year long! People from all over the world gathered to take part in this special year. If you didn’t get a chance to visit, there’s still time to discover and learn about our rich culture and history!
Every May through August, the University of Ottawa extends its seasonal accommodations to groups and individuals, allowing you to enjoy convenient and affordable accommodations throughout the summer months. Centrally located downtown of the Canadian capital, the university is the perfect place to stay, experience this great city and benefit from all events and attractions.
The University of Ottawa is walking distance from major attractions.
Within two miles of the university’s campus is the Canadian Parliament, which offers group tours and a free sound and light show—a thematic journey through Canada’s history. Learn about our country’s civilization in the largest exhibition about Canadian history and fill your days with tours of 15 major museums right in Ottawa’s downtown core. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also a stone’s throw away from our campus. Moreover, Ottawa has fashion and shopping for all ages at the CF Rideau Center. Local artwork, activities and many restaurants can be found in the ByWard Market.
For students, Ottawa is the perfect place to play outside—from cycling on a vast network of pathways to adventure experiences, festivals, sports and entertainment. The campus is a 15-minute drive to the great Gatineau Park.
Bus drivers eat and sleep free.
After your busy days of visiting the capital, relax and recharge in our on-campus hoteling residences with complimentary Wi-Fi. Our campus offers budget-friendly accommodations for youth groups in suite-style rooms, with the opportunity to access our fitness facilities, including free meals and lodging for bus drivers, 24/7 campuswide security and optional personal floor security.
There’s a dining hall.
The University of Ottawa has a dining facility, which offers three meals a day to be enjoyed either in a sit-down fashion or to be taken with you during your urban treks. We also offer catering as an option on-site and boxed meals for breakfast or lunch as an alternative.
This is the once in a lifetime opportunity for students to discover their northern neighbor. Ottawa’s culture and nature give you the option to design the perfect trip to fit your needs!
With an even richer history than the country, the 170-year-old university combines both historical charm and modern architecture and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!
Photo of students on Parliament Hill, courtesy of Ottawa Tourism.