How to get around
Take the free OLG Sno-Bus shuttle service to different Winterlude sites!
OC Transpo will provide a shuttle service linking Winterlude’s official sites: the Rideau Canal Skateway and Crystal Garden at Confederation Park, in Ottawa. OLG Sno-Bus stops are clearly indicated on Winterlude signs.
Free weekend and Family Day shuttle service
Saturdays and Sundays, February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and Monday, February 20 (Ontario Family Day)
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; between Dows Lake, Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park
Monday, February 20 (Ontario Family Day), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; between Dows Lake, Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park
Ongoing shuttle-bus service is provided by OC Transpo (613-741-4390).
Laurier Avenue between Nicholas and Elgin streets, the on-ramp from Queen Elizabeth Drive to Laurier Avenue, and Queen Elizabeth Drive from Confederation Park to Preston Street will be closed to traffic at the following times Footnote 1 :
- Saturdays, February 4, 11, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Sundays, February 5, 12, 19, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Monday, February 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive will be closed to traffic, and there will be a lane reduction on Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place at the following timesFootnote 1 :
- Sunday, February 19, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Laurier Street between de Verdun Street and Saint-Étienne Street will be closed to traffic at the following times Footnote 1 :
- Mondays, February 6 and 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursdays, February 9 and 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Fridays, February 3, 10, 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Laurier Street between de Verdun Street and Boulevard des Allumettières, and Saint-Étienne Street between Laurier Street and Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street will be closed to traffic at the following times Footnote 1 :
- Saturdays, February 4, 11 and 18; Sundays, February 5, 12 and 19, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, February 20, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Paid Parking ($)
During Winterlude you can park at these locations:
- Bronson Avenue
- Dows Lake
- Jacques-Cartier Park
- National Arts Centre (NAC)
- Rideau Centre
- World Exchange Plaza
- Ottawa City Hall
Official Winterlude Sponsors
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