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. 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 approximately 5 PM or until full. RBC Bluesfest holds no responsibility for the lot being closed or inaccessible prior to this time. On busy nights we have witnessed the lot at full capacity prior to 5 PM.
> There are NO in/out privileges.
> Cars must be parked inside the Canadian War Museum prior to street closure at/around 5 PM. The site is not accessible to vehicular traffic after 5 PM due to road closures for the safety of our patrons.
Offsite parking is available to purchase in advance for $15 per day. The lots are approximately a 15-minute walk from the festival.
-> Passes provide access to Les Enterprises Marc Dubé lots at 59 rue Wellington and 50 rue Montcalm in Gatineau, QC. Spots are assigned first-come, first-serve.
-> The lots are accessible to pass holders from 4 PM on all festival days. 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 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.