Due to the vast size of our great country, winning teams must travel, at their expense, to the closest “gateway” city if flying to Ottawa-Gatineau. Gateway cities have been identified in each province in which a team will receive air travel to the nation’s capital. These cities include:
- British Columbia: Vancouver
- Alberta: Calgary
- Saskatchewan: Regina
- Manitoba: Winnipeg
- Ontario: none (travel by chartered bus)
- Quebec: none (travel by chartered bus)
- Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
- New Brunswick: Moncton
- Nova Scotia: Halifax
- Newfoundland & Labrador: St. John’s
- Yukon: Whitehorse
- Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
- Nunavut: Iqaluit
Should a winning team not be able to travel to a gateway city they may request financial assistance from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival to subsidize their trip to the Gateway City by email to [email protected] with an estimated amount and/or description of how the funds will be applied to travel to the Gateway city.
Submitting a request for assistance to travel to a Gateway city does not guarantee full or partial funding from the Ottawa International Hockey Festival.