We Robot 2020 | Travel and Accommodation

Coming to We Robot 2020

Travel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of each participant. That said, below is information on how to join us at the University of Ottawa, hotels, and places to explore while you are visiting.

Coming by Air

You can reach Ottawa by flying to Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW).


Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline of We Robot 2020 and offers a special 10% discount to We Robot attendees travelling to Ottawa in April 2020.

In order to take advantage of the discounted fares, use the We Robot exclusive promotion code C76Q8GW1.

In order to take advantage of the discounted fares, attendees must book their flight at aircanada.com and enter the applicable Promotion Code in the search panel (or ask their travel agent to provide this discount code to Air Canada).

The eligible travel period begins Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and ends Saturday, April 11, 2020. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

Coming by Train

You can reach Ottawa by train with Via Rail and arriving at Ottawa Tremblay Road Train Station.


All members of Canadians universities, can use the CAUBO discount of 12,5% on each ticket for up to 3 additional tickets for people travelling with you.

In order to take advantage of the discounted fares, use the CAUBO discount code 710810 when booking your ticket on ViaRail.ca.

Coming by Car

Paid parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in the Brooks Garage or the Desmarais Garage for the whole day. Be sure to park your car in the designated visitor parking area and remember your parking space number for payment at the payment kiosk.


Brooks Garage, 100 Thomas More Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

  • Daily weekly maximum $17.50 before 3pm
  • After 3:00p.m. weekly and weekends maximum $9


Desmarais Garage, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

  • No daily weekly maximum before 3pm
  • After 3:00p.m. weekly and weekends maximum $9


For a campus map and directions, please visit: https://www.uottawa.ca/facilities/sites/www.uottawa.ca.facilities/files/facultymap_2019.pdf



Most hotels will offer you a discounted fare when you ask for the uOttawa/CAUBO discount.


Andaz Ottawa Byward Market


325 Dalhousie Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 7G1


Andaz is offering all We Robot attendees a discounted rate of $199 (plus taxes).

Click here to take advantage of this offer!


Novotel Ottawa


33 Nicholas Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7



The Westin Ottawa


11 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4



Courtyard Ottawa Downtown, by Marriott


350 Dalhousie Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 7E9



Le Germain Hotel Ottawa


30 Daly Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2



Fairmont Château Laurier


1 Rideau Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7



Lord Elgin Hotel


100 Elgin Street

Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8



Les Suites Hotel Ottawa


130 Besserer Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 9M9


Exploring Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. The National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau) is the home of major federal institutions (Parliament, Supreme Court of Canada), national museums (National Gallery, Museum of History, Aviation Museum, War Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Technology) and natural and human-made wonders (Gatineau Park and River, Rideau River and Falls, Ottawa River and Chaudière Falls, Rideau Canal and Locks).


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