Access to streets in the downtown cores of Ottawa and Gatineau will be restricted on Canada Day
GATINEAU, QC, June 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian Heritage would like to inform residents and visitors that access to streets in the downtown cores of Ottawa and Gatineau will be restricted during Canada Day festivities on July 1, 2019.
Only those displaying an official Canada Day access pass, hotel guests (with proof of reservation), residents (with a driver's licence as proof of residence) and emergency responders will be able to access streets that are closed. No vehicles will be allowed on the Alexandra Bridge.
To fully enjoy activities throughout the day, residents and visitors are encouraged to use public transit or bicycles to get to the celebration sites.
Tips for commuting on July 1
Use public transit
Take advantage of the free OC Transpo and Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) service on all routes on July 1.
Use the free Canada Day shuttle
July 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Roundtrips between the Centre Robert-Guertin Park and Ride and the Canadian Museum of History.
- Robert-Guertin Park and Ride (parking lot at 125 Carillon Street, Gatineau)
- Canadian Museum of History (at the Laurier Street and des Allumettières Boulevard intersection, in front of Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau)
July 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roundtrips from Major's Hill Park to the Canadian Museum of History and the Supreme Court of Canada (main entrance).
- Major's Hill Park (Ottawa) on Murray Street at Mackenzie Avenue
- Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau) toward Supreme Court of Canada, on des Allumettières Boulevard westbound at the Laurier Street intersection
- Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau) toward Major's Hill Park, on des Allumettières Boulevard eastbound at the Laurier Street intersection, next to the Maison du tourisme
- Supreme Court of Canada (Ottawa), on Wellington Street
Ride your bike to the celebrations
Free supervised bike stations will be available at Major's Hill Park, the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Museum of History.
Please note that all details are subject to change.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: (media only), please contact: Simon Ross, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]