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Tour 4 - GATINEAU-OTTAWA: A mix of technical visits and sightseeing tour including the Rapibus

Tour 4 - GATINEAU-OTTAWA: A mix of technical visits and sightseeing tour including the Rapibus corridor, a bus rapid transit (BRT) service unique to Quebec, the new Transit Centre operated by the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO), the Alstom Citadis Spirit electric light rail vehicle (LRV) assembly plant and a scenic cruise on the Ottawa River

Start:                                   Thursday 18 May 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in Montréal
End:                                      Friday 19 May 2017 at 4.15 pm in Gatineau
Number of participants:     15 to 40 persons 

Welcome to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital! 2017 is definitely the year to visit the National Capital Region as Canada will be celebrating - all year long - 150 years as a nation! www.ottawa2017.ca

 

The tour will include the following visits and activities:Courtoisie photo: Alstom

 

Welcome to Alstom’s assembly area for the Citadis Spirit electric light rail vehicle (LRV). As per a 2013 contract signed with Rideau Transit Group to supply LRVs for operation on Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line, this project marks the entry into the North American market of Alstom’s world-renowned Citadis vehicle. Tour courtesy of Alstom www.alstom.com (Photo: courtoisie Alstom)

 

 

 

Along with Capital Cruises, enjoy a scenic and historic sightseeing tour on the Ottawa River, courtesy of Alstom. Capture unique and spectacular views of some of Gatineau and Ottawa's attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, the Canadian Museum of History, Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence. Live commentary in English and French. Audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. www.capitalcruises.ca

 

Visit the Rapibus Corridor - a unique system in Quebec operated by the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO). This bus rapid transit (BRT) is a two-way corridor built along an existing railway right-of-way. Measuring more than 12 km long, this corridor is reserved exclusively for buses, features 10 stations with numerous amenities, incentive parking lots (park-and-rides) and a 10.7 km bicycle path! Amongst the many advantages: high-frequency routes, higher capacity, quieter and cleaner articulated buses. Transportation and tour courtesy of STO http://bit.ly/RapibusCorridor

 

Visit the STO’s brand-new Transit Centre. When the main garage exceeded its capacity, building a new transit centre in the City of Gatineau’s east end became a priority to ensure performance, to deliver quality service every day and to ensure growth to the organization. The 290,000 square feet Transit Centre features many highlights such as a built that meets LEED criteria, complete LED lighting, a vacuum fare collection system and a location with no impact on the natural environment which encourages the use of brownfield areas. This new space can accommodate up to 192 standard buses or up to 128 articulated buses. Transportation and tour courtesy of STO http://bit.ly/STOTransitCentre

 

 

For more information or to register, please contact us by clicking here!

 

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

8.00 am

Departure from Montréal
Transportation courtesy of Alstom

10.30 am

Visit of Alstom’s assembly area for the Citadis Spirit electric light rail vehicle (LRV).

1.00 pm

Buffet-style lunch, courtesy of Alstom

2:30 pm

Along with Capital Cruises, enjoy a scenic and historic sightseeing tour on the Ottawa River. Courtesy of Alstom

4:30 pm

After the boat cruise, transfer to your accommodation, transportation courtesy of STO

Evening

Enjoy some free time at a stunning 5-star hotel, the Hilton Lac-Leamy! Surrounded by water (Leamy and Carrière lakes), cycling and hiking paths, this venue offers an impressive view of Canada’s Parliament buildings and is adjacent to the Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau (at the expense of participants)
http://casinos.lotoquebec.com/fr/lacleamy/sejourner/hotel-hilton
www.outaouaistourism.com.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Before 9.00 am

Breakfast at the hotel (at the expense of participants)

9.30 am

Visit the BRT Rapibus Corridor - a unique system in Quebec operated by the STO.

Noon

Lunch courtesy of STO

1:30 pm

Visit the STO’s brand-new Transit Centre.

4:15 pm

Return to the hotel and check-out. Departure to Ottawa International Airport or back to Montréal by train (transfer to the airport or back to Montreal at the expense of participants).Option 1: Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
*Approximately 25 minutes from downtown Gatineau-Ottawa
https://yow.ca/en

Option 2: Via Rail Canada connecting you in Dorval to the International Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montréal
Ottawa station: 200 Tremblay Road, Ottawa (the train station is located 15 min. from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau).
www.viarail.ca
www.admtl.com/en

 

 For more information or to register, please contact us by clicking here!

 

The proposed tour includes:

§  Transfer from Montréal to Ottawa and local transportation

§  All facility tours

§  Lunch on Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th

§  The scenic tour aboard Capital Cruises

 

The proposed tour does NOT include:

§  Accommodation costs of participants in the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau on Thursday, May 18th

§  Dinner on Thursday, May 18th

§  Any refreshments purchased by the participants on the Empress of Ottawa vessel during the historic sightseeing tour

§  Any transfers within Gatineau-Ottawa that are not provided, e.g. taxi to Ottawa International Airport for those participants returning home to their country of origin after the post-summit tour

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