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 2020, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse


Just to give you a teaser of the photos from CanFURence 2019, here's a couple of different views of the fursuiters just before the Fursuit Parade.


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posted 2019/08/11



CanFURence 2020

July31 to August 2nd, 2020

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9H4

Our special Guests of Honour: Nicnak and Dodge Horse!

Our 2020 theme is Steampunk on the Rails

For 2020, we're returning to our origins in downtown Ottawa, as we move to a new home for 2020 at The Westin Ottawa!.  Next to the Rideau Canal, a short walk to the Byward Market.


posted 2019/08/04



On October 6th, 2018, we had to postpone the October Pawprints at the Pub due to a last-minute scheduling conflict with the venue which, sadly, could not be avoided.

After a discussion at that time with the new bar management and current owners of our host (Pub 101,) we came to the conclusion that this venue was not the right spot to be the home of our Pawprints events. Between changes in management, changes to our agreement with the Pub, and the feedback provided by attendees on the first Pawprints in the Pub survey which highlighted issues with the space, including accessibility for those with disabilities, it became apparent that the Pawprints in the Pub events were not going to develop into the inclusive, casual, monthly get-together we had hoped they would. As a result, all future Pawprints in the Pub are being cancelled indefinitely.

Does this mean there won’t be anymore Pawprints events?

We love hosting the Pawprints events and, in fact, are looking to gather information to see what you want from a Pawprints event.

This is where you can help. We have created a small survey to help us find out what type of events we should host, and how frequently. If you’ve been to one of our previous events, or just have your own opinions to share, please participate. This will allow us to try and locate a suitable venue that can meet the needs of most of you so that we can continue to provide fun, furry-filled events.

Help us out by filling out the survey!







Wondering about where to flop during CanFURence 2019?  Some of the Mystery is revealed! 

Get the low down on it all here!  And this is one classy joint.





Register Now to Attend CanFURence!