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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ottawa (Canada), Planned Demonstration

Western Hemisphere > Canada > Ottawa

The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa informs U.S. citizens that the City of Ottawa has granted a permit for 50-100 people to demonstrate at the U.S. Embassy on Sussex Drive on January 20, 2017, from 7 pm to 10 pm.  RCMP and Ottawa Police will determine the precise parameters of the demonstration.

RCMP and local police will provide uniformed police to monitor the event.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Canada:

  • - See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.
  • - Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • - The U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Ottawa is located at 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1G8, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  You can reach us at 1-613-688-5335 during business hours.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is 1-613-238-5335.
  • - Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).