Ottawa's Castle Welcomes You

The TAT 11 organizers worked hard to negotiate venue contracts for all aspects of the symposium in order to make registration fees affordable. By reserving your hotel accommodation within the group block at the Fairmont Château Laurier you are helping the organizers to fulfill their contractual obligations. Please demonstrate your support by joining the group block and staying with your colleagues at Ottawa's grand castle on the Ottawa River and the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal.


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Fairmont Château Laurier  is located in the center of Downtown Ottawa, and is minutes away from its biggest attractions including: The Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Shaw Center, and the National Arts Centre.

 
 
 

Join the Fairmont President's Club

Sign up as a member of the Fairmont President’s Club and you will automatically receive complimentary WiFi in your guest room, a cost saving of $15.76 per day.

 

Rideau Canal: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region. The site, one of the first canals to be designed specifically for steam-powered vessels, also features an ensemble of fortifications. It is the best-preserved example of a slackwater canal in North America, demonstrating the use of this European technology on a large scale. It is the only canal dating from the great North American canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its structures intact.

 
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“As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Rideau Canal represents one of the world’s most outstanding achievements. I encourage Canadians (and visitors) to enjoy the natural beauty and experience the rich history of the Rideau Canal, both a national historic site and world heritage site.”
— Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada