Canada's Capital Furry Convention

Since 2016, CanFURence has been bringing people from all over the world together in Ottawa to celebrate the furry fandom in all of its creativity, diversity, and fun! Whether you are a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic. For 2021, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse

Frequently Asked Questions - All FAQs

FAQs - All FAQs

BT-Armistice will be MC'ing the Live Show. He will be able to read pre-prepared narration or notes during any performance which can be arranged ahead of time during the rehearsal. Notes must be legible so he can read it during the show.

There is a MANDATORY rehearsal for all Live Show participants before the event.

The time and location will be announced as the convention draws closer. During the rehearsal, each participant must provide a description and, preferably, a demonstration of their performance or presentation. This is to review acts for content, verify that there is an act to be performed, arrange the performances in an intelligent progression, and as a practice run for the performers.

This rehearsal will be closed to the convention attendees, so performers need not worry about surprise costumes or acts being spoiled. If a participant cannot participate in the rehearsal for whatever reason, they must notify the Director of the event in advance. A performance that is not reviewed before the Live Show will not be allowed to participate. Presentations must be provided in a format presentable by the technical staff.

All performers are requested to have at least one "spotter" at all times during the Live Show, including the setup. A "spotter" is a person who helps guide, protect, and assist any costumers to avoid injury or damage.

The Live Show will also have volunteers who will be able to provide additional help if necessary.

Yes, just a short walk away (about 750m, or about a 10 minute walk)

They have a breakfast menu, as well as diner style food for lunch and dinner.

Have a look at their web site for more details!

Hours: Open 24 hours

14 ByWard Market Square,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 7A1

phone: 613-241-2401

There`s also Zak`s Cantina nearby serving Mexican food.

Sunday to Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm
Overnight 11pm to 5am

10 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7A1

phone: 613-422-9257


I suppose we could joke that "CanFURence 2020 in 2021" is just a bit awkward to fit on a button?


But this will be our 5th CanFURence, so that seemed to fit.


We're looking forward to seeing you all in 2021 when we bring furry fun back to Ottawa, again!  And after 2020, we'll all need it.


Register Now to Attend CanFURence!