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I Want to Drive My Car. Is There Any Parking?

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To be honest, this is not your best option. The festival site is located in an area with minimal street parking, and road closures nightly are implemented for the safety of pedestrians. We encourage patrons to take transit, walk, cycle, or be dropped off at the site.

There is limited parking in the Canadian War Museum underground parking garage. This must be purchased in advance. Parking passes may be pre-purchased as an add-on when buying your festival ticket(s).

In addition, here are some parking lots relatively near the festival site. RBC Bluesfest does not operate these and has no knowledge of rates/availability; they are listed here as a courtesy only.

  • Place de Ville, Queen and Kent;
  • Place du Portage, Rue Maisonneuve;
  • Terrace de la Chaudière, Rue Eddy;
  • World Exchange Plaza, Albert at Kent

You can also check out Parkopedia, Ottawa Kiosk, and the City of Ottawa for more information about parking in the area.

Finally, OC Transpo Park and Ride is a great option. Remember that OC Transpo is free to and from the festival (show your festival pass when boarding the bus).