Ottawa International Airport (YOW), Canada

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    General information

    Airport code: YOW

    Number of terminals: 1


    Information desks are located on levels 1 and 3 and are open round the clock. Staff members provide information for tourists, assist with hotel bookings, and offer tips on using public transportation.

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    Facilities & Infrastructure


    ATMs and currency exchange offices are available before and after the security-check area.


    Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the terminal.

    Food & drink

    There are various bars, restaurants, fast food eateries and cafés both before and after the security-check area.


    Bytown Market before the security-check area on level 1 offers an extensive selection, from magazines to perfumes. There is a duty-free store in departures after the security-check area.


    Luggage storage is available in the public area on level 1 (tel: +1-613/52 38 880). Luggage trolleys are available free of charge.

    Other facilities

    A prayer room is open to all religious faiths on level 1. Numerous water fountains are available for use free of charge. Nursing rooms are offered for travelers with babies and small children, and all restaurants will heat up baby food for free.

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    Ottawa Airport is fully accessible for passengers using wheelchairs. Telephones are available for passengers with hearing impairments as is braille signage for passengers with visual impairments.

    There are accessible parking spaces in the short-term parking lot and in the Parkade 1 parking garage.

    Buses operated by the public transportation service are fully accessible for wheelchair users.

    Passengers requiring assistance should inform their airline of their special requirements in advance.

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    Visa & Immigration

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    Hotels in Ottowa


    The selection of hotels in Canada’s capital city is extensive. They range from venerable luxury hotels – where the Queen of England

    stays when she visits Ottawa – to modern designer hotels.
    Most hotels are centrally located, near the city’s main sights.

    Fairmont Château Laurier

    1 Laurier Street
    K1N 8S7 Ottawa
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    Category: Luxury

    First-class passengers on the Canadian railway used to stay here; today, it’s a luxury hotel. The Château is indisputably the premiere hotel in the area. It has a pool, fitness center and three restaurants.

    Lord Elgin Hotel

    100 Elgin Street
    K1P 5K8 Ottawa
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    Category: Luxury

    This hotel, with its impressive copper roof, was built in 1941. It’s in a top location at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Elgin Street. The Lord Elgin is decorated in art déco style and has a pool, fitness center and sauna. The hotel also houses the excellent Grill 41 restaurant.

    Andaz Hotel

    325 Dalhousie Street
    K1NP 7G1 Ottawa
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    Category: Moderate

    This concept hotel, with its airy design and stylish furnishings, is located at the heart of the trendy Byward Market district. And as an added bonus: You can enjoy a fantastic view of the city from the rooftop bar. The hotel also has a fitness center and a restaurant with bar on the ground floor.

    Le Germain

    30 Daly Avenue
    K1NP 7G1 Ottawa
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    Category: Moderate

    The rooms in this elegant designer hotel are spacious and very tastefully furnished. The Ottawa Convention Center is just 400 meters away.

    Alt Hotel

    185 Slater St
    K1NP 7G1 Ottawa
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    Category: Moderate

    This hotel is located in the city’s business district. Parliament Hill and many other sights are within walking distance. The rooms are furnished in a modern style; clear color contrasts and clean lines dominate.