How to show your #OttawaLove throughout the month of March

Show your Ottawa Love

There’s so much love in downtown Ottawa these days that even a second Valentine’s Day, on Monday, March 14, isn’t enough to contain it all. Some of it is new, some if has been here all along, and all of it makes downtown Ottawa a destination throughout the month of March.

Throw in March Break for most kids, St. Patrick’s Day and the first official day of spring and you’ve got a lot of reasons to smile in March, even though we are not quite done yet with COVID-19 (link is external).

March events

Visit your local BIA website (link is external) and follow the City of Ottawa social media accounts, to find out what’s happening in your favourite Ottawa neighbourhoods. Highlights include:

Ottawa Tourism has compiled a list of fun and affordable things to do downtown during the March (link is external) Break (link is external). Maybe combine that downtown visit with an Ottawa Tourism Stay and save (link is external) promotion that will remove $200 of your hotel stay in the month of March.


When you come downtown for any reason in March, don’t forget:

  • OTrain line 1, plus 15 OC Transpo bus routes serving downtown, Para Transpo trips to and from Rideau-Vanier and Somerset wards, are all no-charge until Saturday, March 26. More information is available at (link is external).
  • The City will not charge for parking at any of the following parking lots or garages for the duration of March:
    • 210 Gloucester Street
    • 234-250 Slater Street
    • 422 Slater Street
    • 70 Clarence Street
    • 141 Clarence Street
    • 110 Laurier Avenue West

At City Hall, you can skate on the Rink of Dreams, weather permitting, and then go inside to warm up with a visit to the City Hall Art Gallery, Karsh-Masson Gallery and Barbara Ann Scott Gallery. Regular business hours in effect.

Stay in touch with Ottawa Tourism (link is external), your local BIA (link is external) and your favourite businesses on social media, to learn what else is happening in the coming months to get everyone sharing their #OttawaLove.

SOURCE City of Ottawa

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