JANUARY 20-21-22 2017, PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE GATINEAU
Location Informations for the conventionIf you can't locate us, this page will surely help you!
The convention is located in the heart of Hull downtown, right before Portage Bridge. It is literally 15 min away from Rideau Center and Ottawa downtown by foot. This page will provide you with all the necessary information on public transportation and the location commodity for the convention. We are trying very hard to simplify everyone’s life, and we hope this can help you out!
The Palais des congrès
The Palais des Congrès is located inside the Place du Centre, which is part of the Portage Phase II Complex. You can easily access it from the entrance at 50 Boul. De Maisonneuve or from the entrance at 200 Place du Centre. The Palais des Congrès is on the 3rd floor of Place du Centre, However, Please note that the registration will be held on the second floor on Friday and Saturday. The registration tables will be right between the two set of escalators, you cannot miss them!! If you are planning to come only on Sunday (shame on you…), the registration will be held on the 3rd floor.
Regarding food, be aware that there is a food fair on the first floor of the building and a lot of restaurants should be open to serve you! Please note that we do not have any say on those restaurant opening hours, but from experience, some of them are open as early as 7am and most of them are open quite late!
Le Palais des Congrès is 50,000 feet square with 5 giant rooms and 6 conference rooms. 3 of those giant rooms are used for our different activities, 1 is dedicated entirely to our vendors room and the last one is fully dedicated to our gaming room!!
Palais des congrès de Gatineau
Place du Centre
Maison du Citoyen
Four point Sheraton
Coat Check We understand that winter is harsh and that carrying all your coats is a real pain (Boyfriends of Cosplayers,,, we hear you…:P ). And we also believe that having a place to drop your coats is important. This is why we make sure that we have one on site (located right next to the administration offices on the 3rd floor).
This coat check is managed by Capital Traiteur, the Palais management. Dear Boyfriends, it will only cost you 2$/days to be free of servitude for the day!
Registration The registration will be held on the second floor on Friday and Saturday. The registration tables will be right between the two set of escalators, you cannot miss them!! If you are planning to come only on Sunday (shame on you…), the registration will be held on the 3rd floor.
There is several parking spots surrounding the convention, but they are very limited and there’s not guaranty you’ll find any free on the weekends. If you are looking for a free spot, the Maison du Citoyen as about 400 parking spot available for free (but they don’t allow overnight parking). The entrance is on Hotel -de-Ville Street, on your right, right after turning the corner of Laurier Street. The entrance is not very visible an is easy to miss, to drive slow and keep your eyes open! You can also choose to go directly to the official paying parking of the Palais des Congrès on Courcelette Street. The cost is 14$ for a complete day or around 5$ per hour. Place du Centre also manage is own parking lot with similar fees.
Place du Centre being a strategic point to commute to Ottawa, public transportation are not lacking in this area. All STO service lines going to or leaving from Ottawa will stop at Place du Centre. We strongly recommend using STO company, especially if you have an easy access to the Rideau Center. The main reason being that the OC transpo service are reduced a lot during weekend and you might wait a long time in between 2 bus. Also, don’t worry, your bus transfer tickets or your monthly pass are valid on both companies. For more details, please visit their website, you can find the link to their respective website right here on this page (look to the right section… )
The lodging option around the convention is not lacking. We strongly recommend that you pick the Sheraton Four-Points. First of all, because it’s our official hotel representative, they are offering us a fix price for all the people attending the convention. Regardless of the number of attendees, we all get a fix price for our hotel rooms. Furthermore (this being the best advantage! ) the Four-Points and the convention center are link by some sky bridges… which means we don’t have to take one single step outside in the snow!! (more good news for you, cosplayer’s boyfriends!! ) You can find a link to the Four-points general website or a quick link to the reservation page with a fix rate (please make sure you go through the right link!)
If you are looking for a different option, we have also provided you link to a few other hotels in the surroundings. You will find those links under the ‘Get your hotel room‘