The show is located at the Shaw Centre, (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre)
The Auto Show opens at 10:00 on March 22nd, 2018
Hours are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm March 22, 23, 24and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm March 25, 2018.
How much are tickets and how can I purchase them?
We encourage online purchase to avoid any onsite lines. Tickets may be purchased on-site, during Show hours. Tickets will be sold online in advance of the Show. Accommodation, and dining information is available at Ottawa Tourism.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, credit and debit are accepted on-site.
Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued.
What days and times are the least crowded?
It is best to attend weekdays to avoid crowds.
Can I purchase tickets with my smart phone?
Yes, on-line tickets may be purchased with a smart phone. A barcode will be generated and scanned from your phone (you are not required to print the ticket).
Can I leave and come back?
Same day re-entry is permitted. Ensure you receive a hand stamp before exiting.
Are cameras and videos allowed?
Yes, photos and videos are permitted for personal use.
Can I bring a backpack?
Yes, bags and backpacks are permitted, however, may be searched by security at the entrance.
Are pets allowed in the Show?
Facility rules prohibit pets from entering the building, unless they are service animals.
Can you purchase cars/accessories at the Show?
You are not able to purchase a vehicle at the Show; however, you may connect with a salesperson and complete the sale at a dealership. Accessories are for sale in the commercial marketplace.
Is there somewhere to have a meal?
The facility will have food and beverage service onsite. There are also several restaurants, fast food, and pubs that surround the facility and the food court at the Rideau Centre.
Can I bring my own food/beverages into the Show?
Facility rules prohibit outside food and beverages.
When is next year’s Ottawa Gatineau Auto Show?
The 2018 Auto Show will run March 14-18, 2018
Can I have free or discounted tickets?
Due to the volume of requests, free and discounted tickets are not issued through the Show, however a number of special promotions area available. Listen to your favourite radio station for more information or check out the Ottawa Citizen, or buy tickets online and save.