Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 23, 2014 10:00 ET

Traffic Advisory: Canada Day 2014 Street Closures, Free Shuttle Bus Service and Valet Bike Parking on July 1

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2014) - Canadian Heritage would like to remind those planning to take part in Canada Day in the Capital celebrations of the street closures in effect on July 1, 2014. In order to make Canada Day an enjoyable and memorable event for all, Canadian Heritage recommends that motorists avoid the downtown core and that residents and visitors use the region's public transportation systems or ride their bikes to the celebrations.

STREETS CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC

OTTAWA

From 6 a.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2 (unless indicated otherwise on each street closed)

  • St. Patrick Street, from Mackenzie Avenue to Alexandra Bridge
  • Murray Street, from Mackenzie Avenue to Alexandra Bridge
  • Alexandra Bridge
  • Rideau Street, from Dalhousie Street to Sussex Drive
  • Nicholas Street, from Besserer Street to Rideau Street
  • Sussex Drive, from Rideau Street to York Street
  • Mackenzie Avenue, from Murray Street to Wellington Street
  • Colonel By Drive, from Rideau Street to Daly Street
  • Wellington Street, from Kent Street to Sussex Drive
  • Eastbound on Wellington Street, from Lyon Street to Kent Street
  • Elgin Street, from Wellington Street to Laurier Avenue
  • Metcalfe Street, from Albert Street to Wellington Street
  • O'Connor Street, from Wellington Street to Albert Street
  • Bank Street, from Albert Street to Wellington Street
  • Slater Street, from Metcalfe Street to Elgin Street
  • Albert Street, from Metcalfe Street to Elgin Street
  • Queen Street, from Kent Street to Elgin Street
  • Mackenzie King Bridge
  • George Street, from Sussex Drive to Byward Street
  • William Street between York Street and George Street

From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 1

  • Wellington Street, between Booth Street and Vimy Place East and Westbound
  • Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive
  • Slidell Street, between the roundabout and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
  • Parkdale Avenue, between Forward Avenue and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway
  • Goldenrod Driveway and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway

From 6 p.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2

  • Wellington Street, from Portage Bridge to Kent Street
  • All streets in the area North of Laurier Avenue, East of Bronson Avenue and West of Elgin Street
  • Albert Street, from Bronson Avenue to Booth Street
  • Lorne Street, from Primrose Street to Albert Street
  • Primrose Street, from Booth Street to Lorne Street
  • Slater Street, from Metcalfe Street to Bronson Avenue
  • Bronson Avenue, from Laurier Avenue to Sparks Street
  • Commissioner Street, from Albert Street to Wellington Street
  • Colonel By Drive, from Daly Street to Main Street
  • Daly Street, from Nicholas Street to Colonel By Drive

From 7 p.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2

  • York and Clarence streets, from Sussex Drive to Dalhousie Street
  • George Street, from Byward Street to Dalhousie Street
  • Northbound on Sussex Drive, from George Street to Murray Street
  • Byward and William streets, from George Street to Clarence Street
  • Parent Street, from Clarence Street to Murray Street

GATINEAU

From 6 a.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2

  • Laurier Street, from Des Allumettières Boulevard to Sacré-Cœur Boulevard
  • Saint-Étienne and De Verdun streets, from Notre-Dame-de-l'Île Street to Laurier Street
  • Alexandra Bridge

From 9 p.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2

  • Laurier Street, from Des Allumettières Boulevard to Maisonneuve Boulevard
  • Coucellette Street, from Laurier Street to Maisonneuve Boulevard
  • Hôtel-de-Ville, Victoria, Elisabeth-Bruyère and Papineau streets, from Notre-Dame-de-l'Île Street to Laurier Street

STREETS CLOSED TO VEHICLES, BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS

  • 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 1: Access to the Rideau Canal Locks
  • 7 p.m. on July 1 to 2 a.m. on July 2: Mackenzie King Bridge
  • 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 1: Alexandra Bridge

* All scheduled time closures and street closures are subject to change without advance notice.

HOW TO GET AROUND ON JULY 1

Free Valet Bike Parking

From 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Jacques-Cartier Park

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Major's Hill Park

Valet bike parking will be available on all two official sites to encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation. Valet bike parking locations are as follows:

  • Major's Hill Park: just inside the north-east entrance to the park, near MacKenzie Avenue and the Murray Street intersection
  • Jacques-Cartier Park: at the corner of Laurier Street and Des Allumettières Boulevard, near the statue of Maurice Richard

Free Bus Service with OC Transpo

All day and evening

OC Transpo offers free bus services all day on Canada Day. For more information or to make arrangements for accessible transit, the public can contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 (www.octranspo.com).

Free Bus Shuttle

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents and visitors will be able to take advantage of the free shuttle bus service between Major's Hill Park (Ottawa) and Jacques-Cartier Park (Gatineau). The stops are located on St. Patrick Street near Mackenzie Street in Ottawa, and on Laurier Street, in front of Jacques-Cartier Park, in Gatineau.

Free Bus Service (La Société de transport de l'Outaouais)

Starting at 10 p.m.

Starting at 10 p.m., the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) will offer riders free bus service. For more information or to make arrangements for accessible transit, the public can contact the STO at 819-770-3242 (www.sto.ca).

A map of the road closures can be found at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/952769map.pdf.

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca