Travel Information

Getting There

By Air

Ottawa, ON is served by the Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes from The Westin Ottawa (conference host hotel).


Air Canada is offering a 10% discount for SAC delegates travelling to Ottawa, ON. To book a flight using the SAC promotion code, go to and enter promotion code JCRQQWC1 in the search panel. The travel period begins Thursday, April 30, 2020 and ends Saturday, May 16, 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.

WestJet is offering discounts for SAC delegates travelling to Ottawa, ON. WestJet is offering 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada. WestJet is also offering 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Transborder into and out of Ottawa. The travel period begins Friday, May 1, 2020 and ends Saturday, May 16, 2020. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code 16SV43A. Please visit to make a booking online.

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for SAC delegates travelling to Ottawa, ON. For travel from anywhere in Canada or the US to Ottawa, the travel period begins Wednesday, May 6, 2020 and ends Sunday, May 10, 2020. Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “SAC20”. Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact Porter at 1-888-619-8622.

By Train

VIA Rail

The Ottawa Train Station located at 200 Tremblay Road, Ottawa is located approximately 15 minutes from The Westin Ottawa (conference host hotel). VIA Rail Canada is offering a discount for SAC delegates from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, ON and return. The discount is 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class (subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.). The travel period begins Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and ends Monday, May 11, 2020. The discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige class. Please book online at and reference the convention discount code: 14025


Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

Ground Transportation between Airport and Hotel

Taxis and Limos

Taxis or limousines are available at the arrivals level near the central exit, where a dispatcher will assist you. No reservation is required. The estimated rate for taxi transportation from Macdonald–Cartier International Airport to The Westin Ottawa is $35 one way.