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Parking map

The interactive map below shows all City parking lots and paid on-street parking spaces.

Application for a permit in a municipal parking lot

The City of Ottawa operates several parking garages and outdoor parking lots.

Some locations offer monthly permit parking.  Names may be added to the monthly parking permit waiting list for locations as space is available.

Currently, waiting list registration is open for monthly parking permits for the following location(s):

Where to park

ByWard Market Garage

70 Clarence Street
Maximum vehicle height: 2 metres
289 total spaces, six accessible spaces
One Electric Vehicle charging station

Rates

  • Monday to Sunday Morning Special
    • 6 am to 11 am: $2 max (In after 6 am, out before 11 am)
  • Monday to Saturday
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $1.50 per 30 min, $14 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: $1.50 per 30 min, $8 max
  • Sunday and holidays:
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $1.50 per 30 min, $7 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: $1.50 per 30 min, $6 max
  • Monthly: $194.99 (available between November 1 and April 30)

 Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

City Hall Garage

110 Laurier Avenue West
Maximum vehicle height: 2.16 metres
850 total spaces, 12 accessible spaces
One Electric Vehicle charging station available on City Hall parking area at Cartier Street and Lisgar Street

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $2.00 per 30 min, $17 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: FREE
  • Weekends and Holidays
    • 6 am to 6 pm: FREE
    • 6 pm to 6 am: FREE
  • Monthly: $205.00

 Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Dalhousie Garage

141 Clarence Street
Maximum vehicle height: 2 metres
461 total spaces, six accessible spaces
Two Electric Vehicle charging stations

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $11 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: $1.25 per 30 min, $4 max
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $1.25 per 30 min, $4 max
  • Monthly: $194.99

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Glebe Garage

170 Second Avenue
Maximum vehicle height: 2.4 metres
146 total spaces, seven accessible spaces, six motorcycle spaces, two electric vehicle spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Sunday
    • 8 am to midnight: $1.25 per 30 min, $14 max
    • Midnight to 8 am: Free
  • Monthly: $130.00

Permits are not currently available however waiting list registration remains open. - Municipal Parking Lot Request

Gloucester Garage

212 Gloucester Street
Maximum vehicle height: 2 metres
213 total spaces, five accessible spaces, five motorcycle spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 am to 6 pm: $2 per 30 min, $15 max
    • 6 pm to 9 pm: $1 per 30 min, $4 max
    • 9 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Free
  • Monthly: $215.00

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Bank and Chamberlain Parking Lot

574 Bank Street
19 total spaces, one accessible space

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 am to 6 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $10 max
    • 6 pm to 9 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $6.50 max
    • 9 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday
    • 8:30 am to 9 pm: $0.50 per 30 min, $5 max
    • 9 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Sunday and holidays: Free
  • Monthly: $110.00

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Cyr Parking Lot

283 Cyr Avenue
25 total spaces, two accessible spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 am to 6 pm: $0.50 per 30 min, $5.50 max
    • 6 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: Free
  • Monthly: $65.00

 Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Mooney’s Bay Beach Parking Lot

2950 Riverside Drive
186 total spaces, three accessible spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Sunday
    • 7 am to 6 pm: $0.75 per 30 min (5 hour maximum)

Seasonal permits available

North River Road Parking Lot

400 North River Road

79 total spaces, four accessible spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 am to 6 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $12 max
    • 6 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday and Sunday: Free
  • Monthly: $115.00

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Parkdale Market Parking Lot

366 Parkdale Avenue
20 total spaces, one accessible space

Rates

  • November 1 to April 30
    • 8 am to 6 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $8 max
    • 6 pm to 8 am: Free
  • May 1 to October 30: Free, 15-minute max
  • Monthly: $65.00 (available between November 1 and April 30)

Petrie Island Beach Parking Lot

789 Trim Road
274 total spaces, three accessible spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Sunday
    • 7 am to 6 pm: $0.50 per 30 min, $2 max
  • Seasonal: $30 (available May 1 to September 30 only)
  • Available at Orleans Client Service Centre, Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Ray Friel Recreation Complex

Preston Parking Lot

301 Preston Street
62 total spaces, three accessible spaces

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 am to 6 pm: $1 per 30 min, $9 max
    • 6 pm to 8 pm: $0.50 per 30 min, $2 max
    • 8 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday and Sunday
    •   8:30 am to 8 PM: $050 per 30 min, $2 max
    • 8:00 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Monthly: $118.80 

 Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Slater Parking Lot

234-250 Slater Street
65 total spaces, one accessible space

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $2 per 30 min, $20 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: $1 per 30 min, $2 max
  • Saturday and Sunday: Free
  • Holidays
    • 6 am to 6 pm: $5 max
    • 6 pm to 6 am: $2 max
  • Monthly: Not available

Monthly not offered

Somerset Garage

762 A Somerset Street West
Maximum vehicle height: 2.29 metres
19 total spaces, one accessible space

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: $1.25 per 30 min, $9 max
    • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Free
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays
    • 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: $1 per 30 min, $4 max
    • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Free
  • Monthly: $110.00

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Somerset and Cambridge Parking Lot

687 Somerset Street West
46 total spaces, two accessible spaces, one electric vehicle space
One Electric Vehicle charging station

Rates

  • Monday to Thursday
    • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $9 max
    • 5:30 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Friday
    • 8:30 am to 9 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $9 max
    • 9 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Saturday
    • 8:30 am to 9 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $5 max
    • 9 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Sunday and holidays
    • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $5 max
    • 5:30 pm to 8:30 am: Free
  • Monthly: $110.00

Permits are not currently available and the waiting list is closed

Tech High School Parking Lot

422 Slater Street
10 total spaces, one accessible space

Rates

  • Monday to Friday
    • 8 am to 5:30 pm: $1.25 per 30 min, $16 max
    • 5:30 pm to 8 am: Free
  • Saturday and Sunday: Free
  • Holidays: $1.25 per 30 min, $16 max
  • Monthly: Not available

Motorcycle and scooter parking

Half-price motorcycle and scooter parking is available at all paid on-street spaces and most City parking lots, with the following exceptions:

  • ByWard Market Garage, 70 Clarence Street
    • Half-price parking is only available from Victoria Day to Labour Day.
    • If the motorcycle and scooter compound is full, motorcycles and scooters can park anywhere in the garage at full price.
  • Dalhousie Garage, 141 Clarence Street
    • No half-price parking available. 

How to pay for motorcycle and scooter parking

How to pay at the Pay and Display machine
  1. Press the “motorcycle” button.
  2. Insert coins or a credit card.
  3. Display the receipt on your motorcycle or scooter.

The City offers free plastic sleeves to display parking receipts on the handlebars of your motorcycle or scooter.

Get a free plastic sleeve at:

  • Ottawa City Hall Client Service Centre, 110 Laurier Avenue West
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre, 101 Centrepointe Drive
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Orléans Client Service Centre, 255 Centrum Boulevard
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Kanata Client Service Centre, 580 Terry Fox Drive
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Market Kiosk, 55 ByWard Market Square
    • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
How to PayByPhone
  1. Register for a PayByPhone account.
  2. Select “motorcycle” or “scooter” as your vehicle type.
    1. The half-price rate will automatically apply to each transaction.
    2. You do not need to display the parking receipt on your motorcycle or scooter.
How to pay at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Pay using the Pay on Foot machines or at the attendant when they are available.

Motorhome and tour bus parking

Motorhome parking

Motorhomes cannot park in City parking lots. 

Free parking for motorhomes is available at the following locations:

  • Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road
    • Available 24 hours with no hook-ups for overnight stays.
    • Register with the Casino Courtesy desk.
  • Walmart, 2210 Bank Street
    • Overnight parking available. Confirm with the store manager during store hours:
      • Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 10 pm
      • Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Walmart, 3651 Strandherd Drive
    • Overnight parking available. Confirm with the store manager during store hours:
      • Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 10 pm
      • Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Walmart, 3900 Innes Road
    • Overnight parking available. Confirm with the store manager during store hours:
      • Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 10 pm
      • Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Casino du Lac Leamy, 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC
    • Available for casino guests from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Tour bus parking

Tour buses cannot park in City parking lots.

Tour buses cannot leave their engines running for more than five minutes if stopped or parked anywhere in the city.

Map of tour bus parking locations and passenger pick-up/drop-off areas

Map of tour bus parking locations and passenger pick-up/drop-off areas

Free tour bus parking

Free tour bus parking is available at the following locations:

  • LeBreton Flats and Commissioner Street: 3-hour max 
  • LeBreton Flats and Fleet Street: 3-hour max
  • Robert Guertin Center, 125 De Carillon Street, Gatineau, QC: Daily from 7 am to 5 pm
On-street tour bus parking   

Tour buses can park next to yellow parking meters.

Tour bus parking meter

Rate

  • Monday to Friday: $1.50 per 20 min
  • Saturday and Sunday: Free

Payment methods: Credit cards and 25¢, $1 and $2 coins

24-hour tour bus parking permits 

Tour buses with a permit can park for up to 24 hours at tour bus parking meters. Display the permit on the inside of the windshield.

Cost: $25

Where to buy a 24-hour tour bus parking permit

  • Champagne Fitness Centre, 321 King Edward Avenue
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 6:30 am to 9:45 pm
    • Thursday: 9 am to 9:45 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
  • City Hall Client Service Centre, 110 Laurier Avenue West
    • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Select downtown hotels
    • Contact the hotel or call 3-1-1.
Tour bus parking at Parliament Hill

Tour buses cannot stop, park or load passengers on Parliament Hill at any time. Tour buses must depart immediately after dropping off and/or picking up passengers.

Map of loading and unloading zones for tour buses at Parliament Hill

Map of loading and unloading zones for tour buses on Parliament Hill

Tour bus parking at Rideau Hall

Tour buses can drop passengers off in the lay-by area next to the main gate on Sussex Drive. Drivers must remain with the buses in this area during the tour. Tour buses can also park in the Overflow Holding Area in Rockcliffe Park. Drivers do not have to remain with their buses in this area.

Map of tour bus parking at Rideau Hall

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.

  • 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, QC
      • On boulevard des Allumettières between rue Laurier and boulevard Maisonneuve
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    • Four spaces available across from the museum on Metcalfe Street.
  • Canadian War Museum
    • Four spaces available by the group entrance in the roundabout and along Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
  • Diefenbunker Museum
    • Five spaces available inside the Bunker Gates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Parking strategy and studies

Parking strategy

The Municipal Parking Management Strategy sets the mandate for the Municipal Parking Management Program. Its objectives include providing affordable, secure, accessible, convenient and appealing public parking in Ottawa. It also encourages alternative modes of transportation. The strategy sets the funding model and provides guidelines for parking rates.

Parking studies

Parking studies are a key tool to review the supply and demand for parking in an area. They help determine any needed adjustments. Studies may recommend changing how much parking is available, restrictions, rates or levels of enforcement.

Completed local area parking studies