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Canadian Tire Centre

Neighbourhood: Kanata
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Address: 110-1000 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5, Canada (Formerly Scotiabank Place)
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+1 613-599-0100

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Super venue for hockey, but not all events

There is no better place to see a hockey game----there are no bad seats. For rock concerts the stage location and height diffuses intimacy with the performers makes it slightly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ottawa, Ohio
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now that the Nassau Mausoleum has closed, The CTC has moved up the ranks as one of the the worst venues in the NHL. The parking is right up there with the worst in the league, the concourses are cramped and claustrophobic. In order to generate as much revenue as possible there are kiosks throughout the concourses which take away... More 

Thank macacawitz01
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no better place to see a hockey game----there are no bad seats. For rock concerts the stage location and height diffuses intimacy with the performers makes it slightly less than ideal. So too for comedians, and other events.

Thank daviddD3505IR
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun at a playoff game. Fast and efficient security. Super well organized for the crowd that was there. Woohoo towels were on our chairs to cheer on the Sens. As for the food: Love the artisan pretzels - beat the ones I adore in New York City! Salty but soft and warm and so tasty. We get fruit parfaits... More 

Thank CathyV63
Halifax, Canada
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Canadian Tire Centre is a pretty solid hockey rink to see the Senators. The prices for everything (parking, food, beer) are outrageous as per any major sporting team now. The playoff atmosphere was solid. It is a very long drive out to the rink (we took the bus, about an hour from downtown). I would recommend going to a... More 

Thank Matt B
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Senators afternoon game - we had seats 6 rows from the ice which in Toronto would be way to expensive. Compared to other arena's that I've visited it was very similar. We parked in front of the arena which is very convenient but leaving can be challenging - some patience is required. I will be back for... More 

Thank Cameron J
Port Hope, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hockey venue. We were in the Bacardi Lounge section (109) and had great seats. I had no idea when I purchased the tickets we were in a section with only 16 seats. It was almost like a box but not fully enclosed. The arena is very clean and well laid out. One weird issue I encountered was upon entering... More 

Thank PTivvy
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was treated to a game and dinner by a business college. Limo to the game. Good access for drop off. Dinner at Berts before game. Pub style food was good service was good. Straight into game after dinner good access. Other than to many stairs to get to seat level. Good food and service in rink. But as the case... More 

Thank Henry H
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The CTC is a great place for hockey and concerts and other events. The building is well maintained. Lots of helpful people to help with seating, questions etc. The only problem with it, is the parking situation. Very frustrating leaving. Also very hard to get a cab/Uber when leaving. Roads are blocked and traffic is a mess. If this problem... More 

Thank Wendy W
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arena has everything you expect: the seats, the ice, the gift shops, the drinks and the food. Drinks are expensive! However don't fret my dear Canadians.. they have Tim Hortons! It's location is far from most other main attractions. If you can - it's actually worth it to bus to the arena. You'll actually get home faster if you're... More 

Thank Karrleigh89
Toronto, Canada
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265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large modernish venue that was some how intimate. The Juno's show was great, the sound system and acoustics . I bet its a great place for a Hockey Game eh.

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