Parking And Transit (OC Transpo)
The festival site is located in an area with minimal street parking, and road closures nightly are implemented for the safety of pedestrians. We highly encourage patrons to take transit, walk, cycle, or be dropped off at the site.
There is limited parking available in the Canadian War Museum underground parking garage.
*NEW FOR 2019* Parking under the Museum will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No prepaid passes will be issued for this lot.
> The lot is typically accessible until 7 PM or until full. RBC Bluesfest holds no responsibility for the lot being closed or inaccessible prior to this time.
> There are NO in/out privileges.
> Cars must be parked inside the Canadian War Museum prior to street closure at/around 7 PM. The site is not accessible to vehicular traffic after 7 PM due to road closures for the safety of our patrons.
Offsite parking is available to purchase in advance. The lots are approximately a 10-14 minute walk from the festival.
-> Passes provide access to Les Enterprises Marc Dubé lots at 50, 59 and 79 rue Wellington in Gatineau, QC (Google Maps link). Spots are assigned first-come, first-serve.
-> The lots are accessible to pass holders from 4 PM on weekdays and 1 PM on weekends. If you arrive earlier your pass will not be valid.
-> Pass must be printed and displayed on the dashboard when the vehicle is parked in the lot.
-> There are NO in/out privileges.
-> Overnight parking IS permitted, but vehicles must be removed by 7 AM on weekdays and 10 AM on weekends. Vehicles not removed by then will be towed.
You can also check out Parkopedia, Ottawa Kiosk, and the City of Ottawa for more information about transportation and parking options in the area. RBC Bluesfest does not operate the lots listed by these services and has no knowledge of rates/availability; they are listed here as a courtesy only.
OC Transpo Park and Ride is another option for those driving to the event. Over 3000 spots are available for free in these lots. Once parked, show your festival pass while boarding OC Transpo for free service to and from the event, starting 3 hours before gates open until 2 hours after the gates close.