Canada Day service
This year, performances and fireworks will be at LeBreton Flats, with secondary festivities at Parliament Hill. OC Transpo will be the best choice for travel. This will also be O-Train Line 1's first large Canada Day celebration since being in operation.
- O-Train Line 1 will operate on a special Canada Day schedule with increased evening frequency.
- Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, with additional buses available on busy routes throughtout the day and after the fireworks.
- Para Transpo will be offering extended service.
- Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) will also be providing no-charge service to and from Gatineau.
- OC Transpo customer service will be open at the Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre (CSC).
- The OC Transpo Lost and Found office at Heartwood House will be closed.
After two years of virtual festivities, OC Transpo is excited to offer special Canada Day transit service throughout the day and throughout the city. Complimentary service will be until the end of the service day at 4 am on Saturday, July 2.
Customers travelling to and from Gatineau can use no-charge STO service. Route 85 will only travel between Bayshore and Pimisi stations.
As a result of the return to in-person festivities, some road closures and delays are also expected in the downtown core. Stay tuned for more details.
Questions about transit service on Canada Day? Visit the OC Transpo information booth located on Wellington Street near the Portage Bridge on July 1.
|O-Train Line 1||6 am to 2 am||Every 5 minutes||O-Train Line 1 schedules|
|Line 2 Bus||5 am to 1 am||Every 15 minutes||Line 2 Bus schedules|
Travelling to LeBreton Flats during the day
Canada Day is a busy day for transit. So wherever you’re heading, give yourself plenty of time and plan your trip in advance.
Spaces will be available at thirteen OC Transpo Park & Ride lots served by the following routes:
Travelling home from LeBreton Flats after the fireworks
To manage crowding at Pimisi Station, westbound O-Train Line 1 will bypass Pimisi Station.
Customers travelling westbound to neighbourhoods in Ottawa West, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata or Stittsville, will be directed to bus service on Albert Street at Booth Street where they can take the following routes:
Customers travelling eastbound will be directed to take O-Train Line 1 at Pimisi Station.
At Lyon and Parliament stations, entrances will be designated by direction of travel on the train. Customers should follow the signage onsite.
Queue lines at Pimisi Station will be in place and marked with special signage. There will be a designated queue line for customers with accessibility needs so that they can access eastbound train. Staff will be available to help direct customers.
Para Transpo will be offering extended service until 2:30 am, and reservations will be accepted up to 2 am. For rural trips, service is extended to 2 am, with reservations accepted until 1 am.
Customers travelling on Para Transpo to LeBreton Flats will be picked up and dropped off at preset locations (LeBreton Flats, Pimisi Station, or Place des Festivals, Gatineau).
Para Transpo will operate a holiday service on Canada Day. All regular bookings will be cancelled automatically. Customers may begin booking trips as of Friday, June 24 with My Para Transpo or by calling 613-560-5000.
|Reservations line||7 am to 5 pm|
|Cancellations & information||6 am to 3:00 am|
OC Transpo customer service is open and available on Canada Day. All other CSCs remain closed at this time.
|Customer service & information: 613-560-5000||7 am to 9 pm|
|Rideau Centre CSC
(Use Virtual Line to book an appointment in advance.)
|10 am to 6 pm|
|OC Transpo information booth
(Located on Wellington Street near the Portage Bridge)
|9 am to 3:30 pm|