With old favourites, like the Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building, and exciting new features like the Water Plaza, Children’s Garden and Skating Court, Lansdowne has something for everyone.
Lansdowne Park is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination, situated right in the heart of city, offers programming on a year-round basis. It features events and activities for all ages and all seasons.
Visitors are welcome to use the park daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Pedestrians and cyclists travelling through Lansdowne Park should practice awareness and caution around heavy vehicles and equipment. Your safety is our priority.
Aberdeen Pavilion Features:
This Ottawa landmark, with capacity for 2,800 visitors, will be available for special events and community use.
Casino Lac Leamy Plaza
Just north of Aberdeen Pavilion, this courtyard is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.
Children’s Play Area
A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.
An exhibit of local floral plants, is the perfect space for family picnics.
Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.
The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion, is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.
With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.
Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees.
Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features "Moving Surfaces," a sculpture that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to project dynamic video.
This heritage building is a revitalized public space for special events and community use.
During non-event periods, short-term parking for drop-off/pick-up is permitted along the shuttle loop at the northeast entrance to the park.
A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.
Ottawa’s newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink is featured prominently in the City’s winter programs.
South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.
Enjoy the soothing sounds of cascading water from the “Uplift” monument or the 52 dancing water jets that encourage play throughout the summer months.
Lansdowne Park Skating Court
- Bring your own skates, there are no skate rental services.
- On-street parking available nearby. A commercial parking lot is available on site, accessible from Bank Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive.
- Clients may use the washrooms in Aberdeen Pavilion (East entrance) from 9 am to 8 pm daily. Masks are required and skates are not permitted inside the building.
COVID-19 safety measures
- Masks are mandatory within 15 metres (50 ft) distance of the edge of the ice surface. Masks are not mandatory while skating but are highly recommended. Skaters who are not from the same household must keep two metres apart on and off the ice.Please note: Reservations are required as of January 9 for refrigerated ice surfaces.
- Skate sessions are 45 minutes long.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your reservation begins.
- If you arrive later than 5 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual.
- We ask that you please fill out this form to cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend.
- Skate times may be delayed due to ice flood maintenance.
- You will need to show your confirmation email to the rink attendant – please bring a screenshot or print off your reservation.
- Benches and seating are provided for skaters to change outside.
- The trailer will be closed.
- No hockey, sticks, pucks or other team sports are permitted on the ice and skaters must maintain a two-metre distance from people outside their household.
Reserve your session during peak times beginning January 8 at 6 pm.
- Open daily from 6 am to 11 pm (weather permitting).
- Reservations required during peak times:
- Monday to Thursday, 4 pm to 9 pm
- Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm
- Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm
- Friday, 4 pm to 10 pm
Events and activities
Following the provincial announcement of restrictions coming into effect on January 14, community and refrigerated and sledding hills will remain open with the current 25-person capacity restriction and masking requirements.
You can now reserve a spot for a drop-in activity online by clicking on the reservation button below.
Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of the schedules. When you click on the facility name to reserve your space, the only schedules that will display are for sessions that have spaces available for reservation.
Before reserving your space, please review:
- the COVID-19 safety measures, and important information to note before reserving your space.
- Due to current regulations, clients can only make use of City sports facilities and weight and cardio rooms for 90 minutes at a time, and clients are therefore unable to book back-to-back sessions for these programs
|Open Gym - Scooters, trikes and balance bikes:
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Please note: the programs listed above take place in the Horticulture Building. Location subject to change.
The Shops at Lansdowne
This mixed-use area includes 280 residential units and 360,000 sq. ft of commercial space, including a new 10 screen movie theatre. The Shops at Lansdowne form part of the Glebe Business Improvement Area to find out more about shopping in the area head to their websites.
The Element High School is also located at Lansdowne Park.
Getting to Lansdowne
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
There are lots of options for getting to Lansdowne.
On normal days, you can take transit, drive, cycle or walk.
For special events, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is providing a range of travel options for you to get to and from TD Stadium.
OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne on routes 6 and 7.
An underground parking garage provides spaces for everyday visitors to shop, use the park, and visit the stadium. Spaces are also reserved for office tenants and residents. Please note that only Club Seat ticket holders will have access to parking on game days.
The re-developed Lansdowne includes more than 600 bike parking spaces across the site. Secure bike parking will also be provided for major events.
The City’s improved network of multi-use pathways and cycle lanes make this healthy travel choice safer and easier than ever. The City has identified a number of routes for cyclists of all levels to get to Lansdowne.
All of the pathways leading to Lansdowne are fully accessible, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy all of the local sites and amenities on your way.
Park and Shuttle service
To get to games at TD Place, REDBLACKS ticket holders have the option to use a Park & Shuttle service offered by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). Event-goers will drive to nearby parking lots and take a free shuttle ride to the stadium.
Shuttles will enter Lansdowne from Queen Elizabeth Driveway for the first half of the season. OSEG, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) will monitor and assess impacts to the driveway and community and recommend a plan for the rest of the season to establish a long-term plan for reliable transit.
Come cheer on our local teams!
- Lansdowne - Events feedback
- 2019 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2018 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2017 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2016 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2015 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2014 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
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