OC Transpo’s Canada Day no-charge service is the best way to get to LeBreton Flats

OC Transpo's free Canada Day service is the best way to get to LeBreton Flats

How to get to LeBreton Flats and home again on Canada Day

OTTAWA, June 30, 2022 – the City of Ottawa says OC Transpo is the best way to travel to LeBreton Flats on Canada Day, with no-charge service all day on O-Train Line 1, buses and Para Transpo. Extra service will be running throughout the day and into the evening.

OC Transpo is excited to take you to the party and wants to make sure you know how to get there and back home 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(link is external).
  • 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-day(link is external) for information about who can use this site entrance.
  • Some detours will be in effect downtown due to road closures. Check octranspo.com(link is external) for the latest detour information.
  • Use the Travel Planner(link is external) to plan your trip on Canada Day.
Leaving LeBreton Flats, llustration by OC Transpo

After the LeBreton Flats fireworks

Official OC Transpo Canada Day map for departure from LeBreton Flats after the festivities.
  • 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 train 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(link is external).

For more information on Canada Day service, visit octranspo.com(link is external) or call 613-560-5000. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external) and Instagram(link is external).

SOURCE City of Ottawa news release with images by OC Transpo on Twitter

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