Hotel, Travel & Tourist Information

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ACA's 42nd Annual Conference - June 7-10, 2017 - Ottawa Marriott, Ottawa, Ontario.

For delegates coming from outside the region, we have included information below to assist with your travel and accommodation needs.   

Conference Events & Accommodations:

The 2017 Conference sessions and Trade Show will take place from June 7 to 10, 2017 at the Ottawa Marriott, located at 100 Kent Street in downtown Ottawa. Among the hotel's many features are a central location near several public transit options and within walking distance of many of Ottawa's attractions, including excellent dining, numerous museums, varied shopping opportunities, and lots of nightlife. 

For accommodations, ACA has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel at the rate of $150 single or double per night, plus applicable taxes; additional per person rate for third guest is $30, and for fourth guest is $30. This rate is available for ACA delegates for the conference, i.e. from June 7 to June 10 inclusive. The Marriott is reporting a sold-out situation for the preceding weekend, and those arriving early in the week may encounter higher rates.  Some post-conference are available, while the limited supply is unlikely to last long as hotels in Ottawa are reporting strong bookings for June. 

To make a reservation, please click on this link: Book your group rate for ACA 2017, or contact the Ottawa Marriott  via their toll-free number (for Canada & USA) 1-800-853-8463, local number 613.238-1122. You will need to mention the Association of Canadian Archivists, (which will help the agent find our room block). The deadline to make your bookings at the Hotel is May 4, 2017, or until all the rooms in the ACA block are booked, which is likely to occur much sooner.


Travel Information

Getting to Ottawa:

 The ACA is pleased to confirm Air Canada as the official airline for the 2017 ACA Annual Conference. Under this year's arrangement, Air Canada is providing a 15% discount on its fares including the Tango category.  To make your flight reservation go to and enter the promotional code: TDFRYQK1

ACA is pleased to identify Via Rail Canada as its ground transportation partner.  If you're located in the Quebec City, Montreal & Toronto triangle, consider coming to Ottawa by rail! See details below for Via fares and booking information. 

Directions from the Ottawa International Airport :

The 97 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Ottawa airport and downtown. Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The fare is $3.65 / adult or $2.75 / senior, can also be paid in cash with exact change on board the bus. Use this link for OC Transpo information on the routes & schedules.

Taxi fare from the airport

Estimated taxi fare: $40 CAD (one way)

Directions from the bus station: 

A taxi ride from the Ottawa bus terminal (located on Catherine Street at Kent) will be around $10.00 or less.

 Rail travel to Ottawa:

ACA is pleased to identify Via Rail Canada as its ground transportation Partner.  If you're located in the Quebec City, Montreal & Toronto triangle, consider coming to Ottawa by rail!  From all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa and return, June 2 through June 14, 2017, use the discount code 13405 for your rail travel. 

  • 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."
  • Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares.
  • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
  • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

Online booking tips: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for the ACA conference (13405) in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Useful Links:

Festival season starts in May in Ottawa, so plan for extra time to make this your late-spring vacation destination! Click this link for Ottawa tourist information and this link for Ontario travel information. The 2017 Host Team have created some handy neighbourhood guides to help you navigate the city during your stay: