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Watch college hoops in Ottawa for $633

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for February 21, 2013

If you love basketball, then you need to be in Ottawa from March 8-10 for the 2013 CIS men’s basketabll Final 8 tournament, which will be held at Scotiabank Place.

Ottawa Tourism has announced a CIS basketball package that will let you join thousands of fans in the stands as the best of the best in men’s Canadian university basketball players battle for the championship in this nation’s version of March Madness.

This package includes tickets to all games and hotel accommodations. Click here to see the tournament schedule. To learn more about the
championships click here.

We wanted to know what the costs might be, so went shopping for deals. In the upper right corner of the hotel registration page, we entered in two people staying two nights, and purchasing two floor tickets for the tournament. We got back these possible hotel combinations. Prices subject to change and may vary:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa: $648.28, 1 King Size Bed
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier: $759.85, With Queen Bed
  • Hotel Indigo Ottawa: $633.28, 1 King Bed
  • Cartier Place Suite Hotel: $822.78, Superior 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Sheraton Ottawa Hotel: $924.78, King Size Bed
  • Comfort Inn Ottawa West – Kanata: $682.78, Queen

Package includes:

  • Hotel accommodation for your dates of stay
  • Rideau Centre Savings Directory
  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport Basketball Championships March 8 to 10, 2013 – Floor side VIP ($225)


  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport Basketball Championships March 8 to 10, 2013 – Club seats VIP ($125) Loves The Fact That A Canadian Invented Basketball Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi wrote an article called “March Madness in Canada: Top 5 basketball cities in the country.” In that article he makes it clear in the first line that basketball was invented in Canada, which means it’s only fitting that Canada has some of the finest basketball cities in the world.

Brijbassi: “Many of us in Canada are just as crazy about the college game as our friends south of the border. Here are the five cities in this nation where hoops junkies should feel most at home as they prepare for the 2012 NCAA Tournament.”

You can find out what those cities are by reading the rest of the article.

To book the CIS basketball package with Ottawa Tourism: Click here, call 1-800-363-4465 or email for more information.

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