Ottawa is the Capital city of Canada. And as such it is a *very* popular tourist destination during the summer months. We strongly suggest that you don't leave booking your flight or hotel until the last minute. We'll see you in June!
When Should I Arrive/Leave
We would suggest that you arrive on Tuesday, June 26th and stay until Monday, July 2nd. You will be able to attend the conference, all of our official social events, and the massive Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1st.
Getting Into Canada
The Government of Canada website lists the full official requirements on what is required to visit Canada.
If you require a travel Visa please do not delay in applying as the process is occasionally unpredictable and may require more time than you anticipated. You can contact info at linuxsymposium.org if you require an invitation letter. ALL U.S. CITIZENS WILL REQUIRE A VALID PASSPORT TO GET BACK INTO THE U.S.
The hotel reservation code for this year is LINUX2007. While they do accept on-line reservations, we strongly recommend that you make your reservation by telephone. The rates for 2007 are $179/night One Bedroom (1 bedroom, 1 livingroom), $199/night Executive Suite (1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 office), and $219.00 Two Bedroom (2 bedrooms, 1 living room). All rooms in Les Suites have a full kitchen, microwave, and laundry facilities.
Local Number: +1 613 232 2000 North America Toll Free +1 800 267 1989
University of Ottawa
For those of you who are looking for more budget-conscious options, the University of Ottawa has residence rooms available at reasonable rates. The rates for 2007 are:
Adults: Single-bed $40.00/night; Twin-bed: $60.00/night; Students: Single-bed $30.00/night; Twin-bed: $46.00/night (Towels included; Clean linen provided every 3 days)
Getting Downtown From Airport
The Ottawa Interational Airport is about 20 minutes from the Ottawa Congress Centre & Les Suites Hotel. The hotel shuttle runs regularly from the Airport for $14.00CAD and a Taxi to Les Suites is about $30.00. If you are feeling adventurous, the #97 bus will take you right to the Ottawa Congress Centre (around the corner from Les Suites) for $2.75.
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