Around Ottawa

Com Media Convergence 2015 is taking place Nov. 22-24 in Ottawa. As Canada’s capital, there are a number of unique attractions, many within walking distance of the hotels and hostels you’ll be staying at. [link to accommodation page] Many attractions are free or low-cost, and bilingual.

You can find information about visiting the Parliament of Canada here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Visitors/index-e.html

Ottawa is also home to the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Canadian History, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the War Museum, the National Arts Centre and more. For scheduling and pricing for these attractions, tours of Ottawa, and other ongoing attractions, see http://www.ottawatourism.ca/. You can also find out about the many possibilities for outdoor recreation in the National Capital Region at this site, including bike paths, hiking in the Gatineau Park, and river cruises.

Special Events

On Nov. 21, the Ottawa Senators will be playing the Philadelphia Flyers at the Canadian Tire Centre. You can find ticket information here: http://senators.nhl.com/

Also on Nov. 21, the Barenaked Ladies, along with Alan Doyle will be performing at the National Arts Centre (NAC). To find out about this and other NAC performances while you’re in the city, see event information here: http://nac-cna.ca/

At Carleton

If you would like to explore Carleton University while you’re on campus, you can see exhibits at the art gallery or catch a Ravens game.

The Carleton University Art Gallery is closed on Mondays, but will be open Sunday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 24. For more information, see their website: http://cuag.carleton.ca/

If you’re in Ottawa early, you can catch a Ravens basketball or hockey game on campus on Nov. 20. See ticket and game information here: http://goravens.ca/events/

For more information about all campus events, including lectures and performances see the Carleton events page: http://events.carleton.ca/

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