Linux Symposium


We have set-up some excellent preferred rates with hotels very close to the 2012 Venue. Late spring in Ottawa is a very busy time for tourism and we recommend that you make your reservations early.

Les Suites

This year Les Suites has offered their most competitive rates ever. A one bedroom suite is 125/night and has a pull-out in the livingroom and will sleep 2 comfortably. A two bedroom is 185/night and has two beds in one bedroom, one in the other, and a pull-out in the livingroom and sleeps 4 comfortably bringing your cost down to only 46.25/night!

Les Suites is located at 130 Besserer minutes from both Ottawa University and the Byward Market.

High speed wireless Internet access is included as well as an in room washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and many other apartment type facilities.

Reserve Online Here using the group password LINUX2012 or by contacting their Reservations Department by email at or telephone at 613-232-2000 or toll free 1-800-267-1989 mentioning the group "LINUX2011".

Quality Hotel Downtown Ottawa

This summer stay at the Quality Hotel Downtown Ottawa. Located almost half-way between the Linux Symposium venue at the University of Ottawa and the busy cultural centre of the Byward Market. Featuring complimentary High Speed Access and pillow top mattress, as well as a 32" LCD HD television.

To reserve using our preferred group rate of $109.00 for either a single queen sized bed and double size pull-out sofa bed or with two double beds contact their Sales Department by email at or call 613-789-7511 and reserve using the group name "Linux Symposium 2011".

Travel Information

Document Requirements

You can find details on the following page on which Travel Documents you may require to enter Canada.

Getting Downtown From Airport

To get from the Airport to downtown all you need to do is take the OC Transpo Bus #97 and get off when you reach the Mackenzie King Bridge stop at the Rideau Centre. Bus fare to downtown is $3 and very direct, taxi fare to the same location can approach $30. There is also a hotel shuttle priced somewhere in between.

If you are planning on driving (or looking for a ride) and can take on some passengers please send a note to and we can help get you in touch with people looking for rides.

Community Travel Assistance Fund

We realize it is late to do this but we have started a travel fund to help people make it to the event who would otherwise not be able to in the current economic climate. The short version is that we are taking contributions by Paypal to and seeking out active contributors who should be at the event and offering travel assistance. You can get all the details on the Community Travel Assistance Fund page.

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