Ottawa straddles the Ontario-Quebec
border. It is home to the Federal Parliament Buildings, the National
Art Gallery, the National Arts Centre, and a number of other cultural
and tourist attractions. The city also has a good night life, centred
around the Byward Market and Elgin Street.
If you choose to stay downtown,
a number 7 or number 4 bus from the Rideau Centre will take you to
and from Carleton University. Taxi rides from downtown to and from
Carleton University cost under $20 (Canadian).
A number of rooms have been reserved at the Lord Elgin Hotel
for the conference. The room rates are $128.80 (including applicable
taxes) for both a single and a double occupancy. There is parking at $13.80 a day and a shuttle from the airport
at $11.00 one way and $18.00 round trip. The hotel can be contacted
at 1-(800) 267-4298 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure when making a reservation to indicate that it is for "the
Intervention Conference, Carleton University." The Hotel is a
short bus ride from the Carleton University campus.Buses(including
the no. 4 and 7) stop three blocks from the hotel on Rideau Street. The Hotel is located in the Centre of Ottawa,
within walking distance of many restaurants and near the Parliament buildings.
Bed and Breakfasts
If you are on a tight budget,
a B&B might be a good option. An extensive list can be found in
the Eastern Ontario (area 6) section of the bbcanada.com
web site. Another list is available by clicking
here. You might
consider The Ottawa Guest House, not too far from Carleton. The rates
for a single are $60 and for a double, $70. It can be reached at (613)
233-7894 or bbcanada.com.
(We are not recommending this B&B; it is only offered as information.)
When you phone a B&B remember to ask about how easy it will be
to get to Carleton University.
If you are on an even more limited
budget, you might consider a youth hostel. The Shenkman Residence
is run by the National Capital Region YMCA/YWCA. Check their
web site for guest rates and booking information. Still
not cheap enough? Well if you don't mind sleeping in an old jail cell,
you could stay at the Ottawa
Youth International Hostel, located in a historical building
that was the site of Canada's
last legal execution!
HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel
75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9
Tel: (613) 235-2595
Fax: (613) 235-9202
HI-Ottawa Sandy Hill
119 Daly Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E6
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
203 York Street
Tel: (613) 241-3402
Please check hostels.com
for more information.
From Ottawa International Airport,
there is taxi service to Carleton University for under $20 (Canadian),
or to the Hotel Lord Elgin and the downtown core for approximately
$35. A shuttle
service from the airport to the Hotel Lord Elgin
is available for $18 return. There is also city bus service, the number
97, which will take you to the city centre, but we do not recommend
city bus service for getting to Carleton University.
From the Via
Rail Train Station, there is taxi service to Carleton University
for under $25 (Canadian), or to the Hotel Lord Elgin and the downtown
core for under $20. The train station also has city bus service. To
get to Carleton, take the 95 to the corner of Albert and Bank and
then the 7 south, along Bank street to Carleton. Or, take the 95 to
Hurdman and then the 4 to Carleton. To get downtown, take the 95 "Baseline"
to the intersection of Albert and Bank. This puts you 4 blocks from
the Hotel Lord Elgin.
From the Bus Station (Greyhound
there is taxi service to Carleton for under $25 (Canadian), or to
the downtown core for under $25. In front of the Bus Station, there
is the 4 city bus that will take you to Carleton University or walk
a block east to Bank St. where you can pick up the number 7 bus going
South to Carleton University or North into the downtown core.
For more information see Ottawa