Friday 17 December 2010

Special free night at Ottawa hotels (after you book 2-nights). Get to Know Canada!

Ottawa Tourism launches two new getaway packages that help you discover your Canada -- Book two nights and get the third night free!

Toronto, December 17, 2010—When it comes to Canadian history and culture, there is no city like Ottawa. Museums. Galleries. Theatre. Music. Festivals. The world’s largest skating rink. First class hotels. And, just in time for the holidays, Ottawa Tourism offers two new getaway packages that make discovering (or re-discovering) your Canadian identity an affordable and fun experience.

Participating Ottawa hotels are now offering Get to Know Your Canada and Taste of Canada packages. Both are two-night getaway packages, which offer a Third Night Free at participating hotels for visitors wanting to extend their stay in Ottawa one more day. The Third Night Free promotion is valid at participating hotels for bookings made until March 31, 2011—but the actual travel can take place anytime. Each package starts at $116 per night based on a 2-night stay for 2 adults.

GET TO KNOW YOUR CANADA … If you’re new to Canada or simply in need of a pleasant refresher course, this two-night Ottawa getaway package is the perfect choice. Immerse yourself in Canadian history, culture and achievement at national museums and galleries. Tour the Capital’s famous national sites and landmark attractions. And join in the celebration at seasonal festivals and national events all year round. It’s all about getting to know Canada—and doing it all in one quintessentially Canadian place! Book your two-night getaway package and extend your stay with a 3rd night free at participating hotels.

Taste of Canada
… Sample some of the best of Canada with this two-night getaway package in the Capital. If you’re into the great Canadian outdoors, just step outside your Ottawa hotel and go skating and skiing this winter and enjoy great golfing, cycling, running, hiking and water sports next summer. Your tastes tend more toward arts and culture? Ottawa’s got you covered with the country’s biggest lineup of national museums, galleries and performing arts. Want a taste of Canadian culinary excellence? Ottawa’s community of renowned chefs is happy to oblige. Come experience a taste of Canada, whatever your pleasure! Book your two-night getaway package and extend your stay with a 3rd night free at participating hotels.

Visitors wanting information or to reserve the Get To Know Your Canada and A Taste of Canada packages can visit, a powerful website operated by Ottawa Tourism and supported by the region’s tourism industry.

There are many other packages available as well, including Hockey Night in the Capital, Rendezvous for Two, Family Discovery, and Cultural Odyssey.

Ottawa Tourism provides destination marketing, strategic direction and leadership in cooperation with members and partners in order to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its vision is to build recognition of Ottawa as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.

Cutline: Cool hotel deals. Skaters on Ottawa's Rideau Canal. World's largest skating rink. Stock Footage.

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For more information and Ottawa-area images, please contact:

Jantine Van Kregten
Chris Ryall

Public Relations
Ottawa Tourism
Jan 613-237-5150, ext. 116
Chris 416-861-1022 / 888-423-3995

Blog-Vite to Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Press Conference January 11th Friday 2011

The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation
request the honour of your presence at a news conference
to announce the ļ¬nalists for the
2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 • 10:00 a.m. sharp
Consort Bar • Main Level • Le Meridien King Edward Hotel
37 King Street East • Toronto, Ontario

Media contact: Stephen Weir & Associates:
Stephen Weir: 416-489-5868 or 416-801-3101 /
Linda Crane: 905-257-6033 or 416-727-0112 /

Prize contact: June Dickenson: 647-477-6000 /