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

July 29-31, 2022
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street North,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 5T9


The room block for CanFURence 2020 for all registered attendees is opening on May 4, 2020!

You need to be registered for CanFURence 2020 before you can book your place in the CanFURence "sleeping car". Find out all the different types of berths you can choose from - suitable for modest budgets all the way up to railroad magnates - here:

If you're already registered, we'll be sending you all the details on how to book your space. If you register on May 4th or later you'll see the booking code and link to the booking site on our registration site after your payment has been processed.

Don't have your ticket to join everyone on the rails? Go here

Please keep a close watch on your email (and your spam folders, just in case) if you're already registered.

If you need any help with the registration process, please e-mail us at and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist and get you back on track!

Wondering about CanFURence 2020 and how we're dealing with COVID-19?  Click here!



posted 2020/04/29



Statement issued by the Board of Directors:

March 15, 2020


Official statement from CanFURence's Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the current concerns regarding Covid-19, as many conventions have needed to make difficult decisions recently. Although our convention is still several months away, this update was necessary given the circumstances, and because health and safety are always our top priorities.


We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to work "full steam ahead" to bring furry fun to Ottawa this July 31st - Aug 2nd, 2020. As such, we will ensure that we do so with the most up-to-date information and recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, as well as our provincial and federal health authorities.


As always, please keep an eye on our official social media for any and all updates pertaining to our convention;


Twitter :
Telegram Announcement Channel:

If you have any questions, please contact us at:


Warm regards,

Board of Directors;
CoChairs: BT & Conre
Arc, Dia, Eilowny, Reiver & Xeno


This statement as a PDF



posted 2020/04/22

We're reviewing all the submissions - and we'll be notifying everyone of our selections soon.



posted 2020/02/01



Statement issued by the Board of Directors:

29 April 2020

Since our last update, we have been continuously watching the restrictions on public gatherings, physical distancing measures, and the future of large events in Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic. And evaluating how it may affect this year's CanFURence scheduled for July 31st - Aug 2nd 2020.

Currently we are still full steam ahead with planning and hosting CanFURence 2020.

If a cancellation of the event does take place, we will automatically default to rolling your registration over to our 2021 year. Dealer tables will also have an automatic roll over.

You may also donate your registration to CanFURence, helping to ensure our continued ability to host our event. Like many of our fellow conventions, some expenses have already been incurred for the 2020 year. While we do have an emergency reserve for situations such as this, any donation will be greatly appreciated and helps us to make next year even better.

If you are unable to attend the following year a refund will be processed by request.

Please be sure to follow our social media accounts for further updates. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at


Thank you, and stay well.

CanFURence Board of Directors:
CoChairs: BT & Conre
Arc, Dia, Eilowny, Reiver & Xeno



This statement as a PDF



posted 2020/04/29

Attention all Artisans!

Are you a purveyor of high quality items and services which will be of interest to our fine attendees, whether they be furred, feathered, or scaled?

Act now, lest you be left behind!


Make your application here:

Artisans - make your application!


Space in the Alcove is limited, and we must choose only the finest offerings for our discerning clientele.  Submitting an application, alas, will not guarantee your place in the Alcove.  But not submitting an application ensures you will not be there!


posted 2019/12/16


Register Now to Attend CanFURence!