Travel/Transportation

Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown, the state-of-the art and newly renovated Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is Ottawa’s main airport offering flights to and from most major Canadian and many US cities.

Taxis are available at taxi stands located on Level 1 (arrivals) and car services, and car rental are just steps outside the airport. Uber is available for pick-ups and drop-offs at the Ottawa International Airport.

The average taxi fare between the airport and downtown is approximately $30.00.

Bus service to downtown is also available using bus route 97. Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on Level 1 at the central door of the Arrivals area. Route 97 departs from pillar 14 outside the Level 1 Arrivals area. Route 97 uses low -floor, fully accessible buses.

WESTJET 1-888-937-8538

Westjet.com

Coupon Code: 381BNGK

10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America.

Travel from: August 7, 2018 to August 18, 2018

Blackout dates: August 2 – 6, 2018

PORTER AIRLINES 1-888-619-8622

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=OPCC18 or through your travel agent using promo code “OPCC18”.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Coupon Code: OPCC18

10% off available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the OPC 2018 National Conference.

Travel from: August 8, 2018 to August 14, 2018

Blackout dates: August 2 – 6, 2018

By Car

From Toronto (East). Approx. 5 Hours

  • Take the Highway 416 North Exit (721A) toward Kemptville/Ottawa.
  • Merge onto Provincial Route 416 North.
  • Take the Highway 417 East Exit toward Ottawa.
  • Merge onto Provincial Route 417 East/Trans-Canada Highway East.
  • Merge onto Nicholas Street via Exit 118 toward Autoroute-5/Gatineau.
  • Nicholas Street becomes Waller Street.
  • Turn left onto Daly Avenue.
  • Turn right into The Westin Ottawa driveway, directly BEFORE Colonel By Drive.

From Montreal (West), Approx. 2 Hours

  • When leaving Montreal, take Highway 40 West to 417 West.
  • Take the Highway 417 West ramp toward Ottawa.
  • Merge onto Provincial Route 417 West/Trans-Canada Highway West.
  • Merge onto Nicholas Street via Exit 118 toward Autoroute-5/Gatineau.
  • Nicholas Street becomes Waller Street.
  • Turn left onto Daly Avenue.
  • Turn right into The Westin Ottawa driveway, directly BEFORE Colonel By Drive

Parking:

Parking is available for $25 per day.

Valet parking (available 24 hours a day) for $42 per day plus applicable taxes ($46 for oversized vehicles 6’4 and under). 24-hour garage with security

Good to Know

Many streets in Ottawa, especially downtown, are one-way. Be aware of signs (a white arrow on a black background) that indicate a one-way street.

Many major roadways (called the Transitway) in Ottawa are dedicated to OC Transpo buses only. These are marked with a diamond in the lane and/or a sign above the lane. Do not drive in these lanes.

Contact Us

OPC National Office:
Orthotics Prosthetics Canada
202 – 300 March Road
Ottawa ON K2K 2E2

Telephone: 613.595.1919
Fax: 613.595.1155
Web: www.opcanada.ca
Email: info@opcanada.ca