Events & Dining

There are plenty of good places to find lunch close to the hotel, and Ottawa’s food scene is hopping. Some suggestions of where to eat and drink in Ottawa:

NASSR 2017 list of restaurants in Ottawa


Keats-Shelley Association of America Lunch

The Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Keats-Shelley Journal invite NASSR participants to an informal lunch and information session on the KSJ on the Friday of the NASSR Ottawa conference during the scheduled lunch period on the conference program. Due to limited seating, we can only accommodate the first 35 people who register in advance. Individuals interested in attending can email Andrew Burkett ( in advance of the conference. The lunch will be held at the Lift restaurant in the conference hotel, where attendees can purchase meals from the a la carte menu.

Visit to the National Gallery of Canada

Emma Peacocke, member of the NASSR 2017 organizing committee and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen’s University, as well as the author of Romanticism and the Museum (Palgrave, 2015), will lead a group of interested conference participants to see the 18th and 19th-century British and European galleries at the National Gallery of Canada. There will be two visits: Wednesday August 9 from 3-4:30pm, and Thursday August 10 from 5-6:30pm. Interested participants will meet at the Gallery in the main foyer. To sign up for one of the gallery visits, please contact Emma directly at

For a preview, see Emma Peacocke’s What Romanticists Must See at the National Gallery of Canada and Emma Peacocke’s Top 5 Architectural Features at the National Gallery of Canada.

Museums in Ottawa

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is home to several museums:

The National Gallery of Canada: The new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries are opening in June 2017.

The Canadian Museum of History:

The Canadian Museum of Nature:

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum:

The Canadian War Museum:

Free Events related to Canada’s 150th

Kontinuum: An Underground Journey through Time – right outside the Delta!

MosaiCanada150, a horticultural festival celebrating Canadian and First Nations culture and history through the art of mosaiculture. Across the river in Gatineau.