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Pre-Trip Informational E-mail

Dear Participant,

Pre-Trip Hotel Arrival

For those who booked the pre-trip with a hotel room, The Marriott Residence Inn, Downtown Ottawa is located at 161 LaurierAvenue W (pronounced LORYAY) just east of Metcalfe St. The hotel has been provided with roommate assignments by MOCA. Please do not ask hotel personnel to swap roommates. Your room cost has been paid, however you will be expected to provide a credit card at check-in in the case that you need to pay for any incidentals (mini-bar, premium TV, etc.). For those staying at the Residence Inn, a buffet breakfast is included in price of the room. Breakfast is on the 4th floor and is served between 6:30 and 8:30 am each morning. Those who registered with the "no hotel" option will need to make alternate arrangements for breakfast. There is a Tim Horton's located just outside the hotel which you may find convenient.

After you arrive at the hotel Tuesday evening, join the group at a buffet dinner at Tucker’s Marketplace 61 York St in the ByWard Market at 7:15 pm. This dinner is included in the price of the pre-trip.

Getting Ready to Leave the Hotel

Although hotel check out time is 11:00 am, our Thursday morning activities will run later than this. The hotel will provide us a secure area for storage of baggage Thursday, so please plan to check out of your hotel room prior to breakfast and to bring your bags down for storage at that time. For those who wish to shower and/or change after walking or cycling around Ottawa Thursday morning, the hotel has offered us the use of the health club changing rooms and shower facilities for this purpose.

Driving to the Pre-trip

Driving directions from many points in the U.S. can be found here. insert link to David's directions

Flying into Ottawa for the Pre-Trip

If you are flying into Ottawa for the pre-trip, you will need to provide your own transportation to the hotel. This leg of the trip is NOT included in the shuttle cost.

CAR RENTALS and TAXIS are available at the arrivals level. Various online sources estimate taxi fare at C$35-40 to downtown.

BUS TRANSPORTATION is available from the airport to the downtown core with a stop about two blocks from the hotel (you can walk or take a taxi from here). The cost is C$3.30 if you purchase a bus ticket at the airport's ground transportation desk. You can also pay your fare on the bus, but the fare is C$3.65 in that case, and exact change is required (in Canadian dollars) when paying on the bus.


Take bus route # 97 Bayshore, which departs from pillar 14 outside the level one arrivals area.
Arrive at stop ALBERT/METCALFE (stop 3001) (travel time approx. 35 min)
Five Min Walk (about two blocks) to Marriott Residence Inn (161 Laurier Avenue West (Between Metcalfe St. and Elgin St.), Ottawa), or take a taxi from here.

Driving to Camp


Note: Print out the camp map for more info: PDF

55.5 km. ( 35 mi ) About 51 mins

1. Head southwest on Laurier Ave W/Ottawa Regional Rd 48 toward Metcalfe St  60 m (200 ft)

2.Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Metcalfe St 0.4 km (1/4 mi)

3.Turn left onto Wellington St/Ottawa 34 1.1 km (0.7 mi)

4.Turn right onto Portage Bridge Entering Québec 0.7 km (0.4 mi)

5. Turn left onto Rue Laurier O/W 0.5 km (0.3 mi)

6. Continue onto Boul Alexandre-Taché  0.2 km (.1 mi)

7.Turn right onto Rue Montcalm 1.2 km (3/4 mi)

8.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Route 105 N 58 m (200 ft)

9.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boulevard des Allumettières/QC-148 W (Ouest) 0.3 km (0.2 mi) 

10.At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Boulevard des Allumettières/QC-148 W (Ouest) 0.4 km (1/4 mi)

11.At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Boulevard des Allumettières/QC-148 W (Ouest)  11.1 km (6.9 mi)

12.Turn right onto QC-148 W (Ouest).

Camp Bnai Brith is located at 7861 Chemin River Road, Quyon, Québec J0X 2V0

Just before arriving in village of Quyon, QC.
38.6 km (24 mi)

Taking the Mosaic Shuttle from the Pre-Trip

Please plan to meet the shuttle bus at the lower street level of the Residence Inn promptly at 2:30 PM. PLEASE BE PROMPT. If you are late, the shuttle will not wait for you. If you miss the shuttle, no refund will be offered and you will need to make your own arrangements to get to camp.

If you are staying at a different hotel, you are responsible to get yourself and your luggage to the shuttle location on time.

Viewing your Registration

To look at your registration and camp map via cell phone: https://www.regonline.com/register/m/?eventid=1832000

See you  there,

The 2016 Jewish Outdoor Escape Committee

Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America Newsletter