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 2022, our theme will be "Steampunk: On The Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse
Tthe 2021 Schedule is now available!
As always, there may be last minute updates.
No matter the time or era, dancing a music have been a part of almost every party! And CanFURence is no different (no duh!)
Check out the list below to see who's playing and not be left in the dark saying "Hey, what's goin on!"
9:30pm- DJKandiwolf (happy hardcore)
10:30pm- Jade (bigroom/hardcore)
11:30pm- Amyte (house/dubstep/electro)
9:30pm- Pupstrings (pop)
10:30pm- Raverfox (funky breakbeats)
11:30pm- Dodge (top 40/retro remix)
November 12 through 14, 2021
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street North
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Featured Artist: Eevachu
Countdown to CanFURence 2021 at Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
Countdown to CanFURence 5 in 2022 (date is subject to change)
We have some very important information for all of the fluffy and friendly folks eager to join us for CanFURence: The Furs are Back in Town! Specifically, what measures will CanFURence be taking to ensure the safety and health of our staff and attendees?
We have been closely monitoring and reviewing different options and requirements alongside our previously announced registration cap. All of these things are subject to change based on the national and local rules that we must adhere to, and on the constantly changing nature of this pandemic. As of this announcement, the following will be required in order to attend our event this November:
- We will be asking all attendees and staff to maintain physical distancing of a minimum of 2 meters (6 feet), and to remain properly masked, within the convention space (this includes fursuiters)
- There will be a COVID-19 symptom screening questionnaire prior to badge pick up.
- In order to receive their badge, staff and attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (final vaccination received at least 2 weeks prior) against COVID-19. or results of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 7 days prior to the start of the event. Ontario no longer allows negative tests as sufficient for access to events like CanFURence.
- We will be providing our staff with additional safety plans and personal protective equipment where necessary.
- Some personal information provided to CanFURence may be submitted to contact tracing services, only if required, in compliance with public health directives.
Even with all of these efforts in place, we cannot promise that this event will be 100% COVID free, and we request that everyone consider the health and wellbeing of not only yourself and those within your personal life, but the health and wellbeing of your fellow furs as well.
If any circumstance arises at any time in which you can no longer attend and you have already pre-registered, please send an email to us at with the subject "Unable to attend" to have our Registration Team assist you.
If you have any additional questions or concerns that we may not have mentioned here, feel free to contact us at .
posted 2021/08/29 revised 2021/09/27
CanFURence we're tired of the pandemic edition?
Gnarly news incoming!
We are thrilled to announce that CanFURence 2021 is officially a GO!!
That's right, we are planning for an IN-PERSON event - Friday November 12, 2021 - Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centrel in Downtown Ottawa!
Keep your ears perked for hotel/registration info and updates to be announced via the website (www.canfurence.ca) Twitter, Telegram, and Facebook.
But what does that all mean? Here’s what we know at the moment:
- We will have an attendance cap of 500.
- We may have to limit or reinvent some activities or amenities related to fursuiting, dances, or live events to ensure everyfur is safe.
- This year's event comes with a new theme and title called “The Furs are Back in Town” a rad 80s/90s theme that also represents our return to the convention scene!
- CanFURence 5; "Steampunk: On The Rails" will be back next year in 2022.
- We are committed to put on as fly a show as ever.
As always, feel free to email us at with any questions. Please keep in mind that some questions may not have answers right now as we sort through some unknowns and keep track of the ongoing local and national regulations to ensure we can hold our event safely and responsibly.
We will make more announcements as soon as more information is available. See you in November for some far out fun!