Participants are encouraged to arrive in Ottawa at least one day in advance of the beginning of
their course in order to rest from their travel, and to get oriented to the university setting.
Please alert the IPDET Registrar to your travel plans as soon
as they are finalized. Although there are direct flights to Ottawa from many European capital
cities, many flights from Europe, South East Asia or Central or Latin America are routed
through Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. There are many short haul flights from these major
centres to Ottawa. For your ready reference, local Canadian carriers include Air Canada, WestJet and CanJet. You may also wish to take a
train or bus from Toronto or Montreal. Please see Via Rail train schedules or Greyhound bus schedules for current
Most participants will require a travel visa to enter Canada. After the events of September 11th,
2001, we assume it may take longer to receive this visa. Please contact the Canadian Embassy or
High Commission located in your country to receive information about obtaining a visa document.
Or follow this
link to a listing of Canada's High Commission/Embassy offices.
Please present the Event Recognition Letter to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials when clearing Canadian customs.
This letter identifies IPDET as a special event and may ease your clearance to enter Canada.
Each participant must make his/her own travel arrangements. Ottawa is a popular tourist
destination and you are encouraged to make your plans as soon as possible.