Several roads in Ottawa and Gatineau will be closed for the 36th edition of  Winterlude, which runs until Feb. 17.  A free shuttle bus service will be running between the main Winterlude locations.

Ottawa closures

  • On Friday, Jan. 31, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Laurier Avenue West access ramp from Queen Elizabeth Drive as well as the intersection at Queen Elizabeth Drive and Somerset Street will be closed to traffic.
  • On Saturdays Feb. 1, 8, and 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Laurier Avenue West (between Nicholas and Elgin streets) and Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed to traffic.
  • On Sundays, February 2, 9 and 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Laurier Avenue West (between Nicholas and Elgin streets) and Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed to traffic.

Gatineau closures

  • On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, and 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Laurier Street (between Verdun Street and Boulevard des Allumettières) and Saint-Étienne Street (between Laurier Street and Notre-Dame-de-l'Île Street) will be closed to traffic.
  • On Monday, Feb. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Laurier Street (between Verdun Street and Boulevard des Allumettières) and Saint-Étienne Street (between Laurier Street and Notre-Dame-de-l'Île Street) will be closed to traffic.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Laurier Street (between Verdun Street and Boulevard des Allumettières) and Saint-Étienne Street (between Laurier Street and Notre-Dame-de-l'Île Street) will be closed to traffic.

OC Transpo and the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) will run a free shuttle service linking Winterlude's official sites. The bus stops will be posted on Winterlude signs.

OC Transpo will offer service on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., between Dow's Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park.

The STO will provide service on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., between Confederation Park, Jacques-Cartier Park and the Centre Robert-Guertin park-and-ride in Gatineau.

OC Transpo Winterlude bus routes