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Overnight on campus at Carleton University


Even during summer months, student groups head back to school when visiting Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada. Located near the center of the city, Carleton University provides close proximity to Ottawa attractions. The campus offers accessible and welcoming accommodations for student groups. 

“During the summer months, Carleton is proud to be the home away from home for school and tour groups, sports teams and language camps visiting Ottawa,” said Kendra Reay, assistant director, conference services. “With over 3,000 beds, we are Ottawa’s largest hotel from May to August.”

The in-town campus sits on unceded Algonquin territory adjacent to the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to major attractions including Parliament Hill, Byward Market and Gatineau Park.

Founded in 1942, Carleton University has a 154-acre (62 hectares) campus offers visiting groups a variety of dining services, athletic facilities and meeting spaces. Three miles (5 kilometers) of tunnels connect campus buildings.

Group stays include a traditional double room of two single beds that share a washroom with the adjoining room. All rooms are air-conditioned, smoke-free and furnished with two desks, chairs, a vanity and a sink. The university also offers a suite-style that consists of two private bedrooms sharing a kitchenette and a private washroom.

Dormitory lounges double as meeting spaces. The university provides 24/7 reception service, free wireless internet, on-campus convenience stores and box meal service to adjust to group tour schedules. Buffet-style breakfast is included as is complimentary motorcoach parking. 

For more information, call 613-520-2600, ext. 1487 or visit


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