Parents and Visitors

We invite you to experience CWSF 2018 with us in Ottawa, ON at Carleton University.

Visitors, family, friends and alumni are invited to join us from May 16-18, 2018 as we celebrate the work of some of Canada’s brightest young minds and engage in an amazing exploration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

CWSF Project Zone and STEM EXPO 2018

We invite the public to join us at the fair for the CWSF Project Zone and STEM EXPO 2018 exhibit, Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18.

  • Wednesday, May 16 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 17 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Friday, May 18 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  (Finalist Exhibit's close at 12pm, STEM Expo open until 2pm)

To view the detailed schedule download our CWSF App from the Apple or Android app stores (enter cwsf-espc18 and then click the +), or view desktop version of the App. Stay up to date on everything happening at the fair by following the Canada-Wide Science Fair on Facebook and Twitter.

Awards Ceremony Tickets

Buy your Awards Ceremony Tickets ($30 per person). See below to register.  No refunds, all sales are final.

Tickets are limited. Book yours early.

Please bring either a printed copy of your ticket confirmation or have it accessible on your mobile device for scanning at the door of the Awards Ceremony.


YSC has secured preferred room rates at local hotels.  Details can be found below.


Les Suites: 130 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M9



  • Premiere One Bedroom Suites: $189.00/night (Single/ double occupants)
  • Premiere Two Bedroom Suites: $309.00/night (Single/ quad occupants)
  • Notes: Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet. Rates subject to applicable tax.  Suites are subject to availability. Parking is an additional $23.00CAN/day (plus applicable tax) with unlimited in/out access
To book online: Group reservation link: Click here for preferred rates for the CWSF - Password: 150969
To book by phone: 1(800) 267-1989

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport: 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa, K1V 1S1

  • 1 King Bed: $139.00/night
  • 2 Double Beds: $139.00/night
  • Rates valid from May 16-May 20,2018
  • Rates based on double occupancy.
To book online:  Please go to select your dates and reference Code CWSF.
To book by phone: 1-613-288-9001 x. 2 (reservations) make sure to reference Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel: 150 Albert Street, Ottawa, K1P 5G2

  • Traditional Double: $229.00/night
  • Traditional King: $229.00/night
  • Rates valid from May 16-May 20, 2018
  • Rates based on double occupancy.