Motorhome and tour bus parking

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Motorhome parking

Motorhomes cannot park in any City parking lots. Free parking for motorhomes is available at the following locations:

  • Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road
    • Register with the Casino Courtesy desk.
    • Overnight parking is not permitted.
  • Walmart, 3651 Strandherd Drive
    • Overnight parking available.
    • Confirm with the store manager during store hours:
      • Monday to Sunday: 7 am to 11 pm
  • Casino du Lac Leamy, 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec
    • Available from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Beach tour bus parking

Tour bus parking is permitted at the following beaches: 

  • Mooney’s Bay, at the yellow tour bus meters, between 7 am and 6 pm
  • Petrie Island, between 7 am and 6 pm

Free tour bus parking and excursion zones

Free tour bus parking is available at the following locations:

  • LeBreton Flats in front of the main entrance of the War Museum and Vimy Place: 3-hour maximum
  • Robert Guertin Center, 125 De Carillon Street, Gatineau, Quebec: Daily from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Commissioner Street (East Side) between Albert Street and Wellington Street
  • Metcalfe Street (East Side) between Argyle Avenue and McLeod Street
  • Carling Avenue (South Side) between Preston Street and Booth Street
  • Fleet Street (North Side) between Booth Street and Lett Street – accessible only via Wellington Street West and Lett Street
  • Princess Avenue (South Side) between Sussex Avenue and Rideau Gate

On-street tour bus parking

Tour Bus Parking Permits can be purchased online. Tour buses can park next to yellow parking meters.


Monday to Sunday: $1.50 per 20 minutes

Payment methods

25¢, $1 and $2 coins

Parking machine for tour buses

Tour bus parking at Parliament Hill

  • Tour buses must depart immediately after dropping off and/or picking up passengers on Wellington St.
  • Please note that tour buses cannot stop, park or load passengers on Parliament Hill at any time.

map of tour bus loading and unloading zones around Parliament Hill is available to print or download. 

Tour bus parking at Rideau Hall

Tour buses can drop off visitors in the lay-by area adjacent to the site on Princess Avenue, next to the main entrance gate on Sussex Drive. Drivers must remain with their buses during the tours. Visitors may enter onto the site by nearby entrance gates located on Sussex Drive. For more information, contact the Rideau Hall Visitors Services Office at 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422.

Tour bus parking at national museums

You must get permission from the museum before parking (please contact the museum for hours).

  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
    • Paid overnight parking available.
  • Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
    • Paid overnight parking available.
  • Canadian Museum of History
    • No parking available on-site.
    • Free tour bus parking available at:
      • Robert-Guertin Arena, 125 rue de Carillon, Gatineau, Québec
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    • Four spaces available on Metcalfe Street across from the museum.
  • Canadian War Museum
    • In front of the main entrance of the War Museum and Vimy Place: 3-hour maximun.
  • Diefenbunker Museum
    • Five spaces available inside the Bunker Gates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.