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Published on
June 26, 2022
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OC Transpo is the best way to travel to Canada Day events across the city, with no-charge service all day on O-Train Line 1, buses and Para Transpo. OC Transpo will have extra service running throughout the day and into the evening. With the main event taking place at LeBreton Flats this year, OC Transpo wants to make sure you know how to get to and from the event site with ease!

OC Transpo’s Travel Planner is the best way to plan your trip!

Leave early and arrive on time at LeBreton Flats

  • July 1 is a busy day for transit so give yourself plenty of time.
  • Based on the Government of Canada’s plans for events at LeBreton Flats, take O-Train Line 1 or a bus to Lyon Station and walk to the event site entrance via Wellington Street.
  • Customers travelling on Para Transpo to LeBreton Flats on Canada Day will be dropped off at a pre-designated location at LeBreton Flats, Pimisi Station or Place Des Festivals (Gatineau).
  • The Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) will be providing service at no charge on July 1, and it is the only option to get to and from Gatineau. For more information on STO service, visit sto.ca.
  • Only customers with accessibility needs should use Pimisi Station to access the LeBreton Flats event site via Booth Street according to the Government of Canada’s plans. Visit canada.ca/canada-dayfor information about who can use this site entrance.
  • Some detours will be in effect downtown due to road closures. Check octranspo.com for the latest detour information.
  • Use the Travel Planner to plan your trip on Canada Day.

After the LeBreton Flats fireworks

  • Customers travelling eastbound can take O-Train Line 1 service at Pimisi Station. Convenient connections are available at Hurdman, St-Laurent and Blair stations to many bus routes.
  • Customers travelling westbound, including those destined to Tunney’s Pasture Station, will be directed to bus service on Routes 57, 61, 62, 63, 74 or 75 on Albert Street at Booth Street.
  • Customers travelling on Para Transpo will be picked up at a pre-designated location at LeBreton Flats, Pimisi Station or Place Des Festivals (Gatineau).
  • To reduce crowding at Pimisi Station, O-Train Line 1 will bypass Pimisi Station when travelling westbound after the fireworks.
  • To manage the large number of customers using transit, queue lines for eastbound rail service will be in place along Booth Street and marked with special signage. There will be a designated queue line for customers with accessibility needs. Westbound bus customers and pedestrians will use the west side of Booth Street to access Albert Street. OC Transpo staff will be available to help direct customers.
  • Customers also have the option to walk to Lyon or Parliament stations and take the train east or west.
  • At Lyon Station and Parliament Station, entrances will be designated by direction of travel on the train. Customers should follow the signage onsite.
  • Detailed information and diagrams about travelling to and from Canada Day events are available at octranspo.com.

For more information on Canada Day service, visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000. You can also connect with OC Transpo through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service. You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.