Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference 2017

June 20-23, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario

SOGC staff picks - favourite things to do in Ottawa:

"Shopping at the Rideau Centre and on Sparks Street" - Jody Franklin, Director of Business Development

"Visit the National Gallery of Canada with my kids!" - Eve Duchesne, Director, Accreditation and Education


"Run...start at Rideau and Sussex, head west past the Parliament buildings, over the Portage bridge, east past the Canadian Museum of History, then south over the Alexandra Bridge. Stop and take a selfie with Parliament in the background (it's the most beautiful view of the city), then head back to Ottawa and grab a well-deserved latte at Bridgehead!" - Suzanne Roy, Conference Planner

"Guiding summer rafting tours on the Rouge River" - Christine Butt, Communications Specialist

"The Tulip Festival, strolling along the canal, exploring the market. And in winter, skating on the canal and seeing a Sens game!" - Dr. Courtney Green, Medical Research and Guidelines Specialist

"Evening walks downtown or in the Glebe for gelato or Anthony's pizza" - Kyla Roberts, Research Assistant

"Walking along the Ottawa River. Sometimes it's wonderful to walk along by yourself and just enjoy nature, but it's often more fun when walking with someone else." - Kaitlin Moberg, ALARM Program Coordinator

"Going to the Museum of Nature, explore all the farmer's markets in the area, find cute new coffee shops (Red Door Provisions and Bluebird Café are two faves!) and go hiking in the Gatineau Hills! Our favourite restaurant is Two Six Ate." - Danica Desjardins, Educational and Scientific Programs Assistant

"Just minutes from town...hike in Gatineau Park near Chelsea, Quebec, especially the Champlain Lookout, and have lunch afterwards at the Chelsea Pub or Biscotti in Old Chelsea and relax at Le Nordik Spa." - Anne Trueman, Director of Communications

"The Ferrari Festival is a great time in Little Italy. Pub Italia is a great place to go. The Dragon Boat Festival is also great in June at Mooney's Bay Park." - Sarah Alle, Membership and Accreditation Specialist

"Picnicking at Mooney's Bay (complete with Pirate Ship tours) and hiking the trail around Hog's Back Falls, going for a walk down the Byward locks and along the river behind the Parliament buildings, Escape Manor is so much fun..., visiting the many public art installations (, the Diefenbunker is a cool, unique and unusual museum, kayaking the Rideau (rentals are available at Dow's Lake), geocaching of course." - Renée Dupuis-Leon, Education and Scientific Programs Specialist