Join us for a momentous occasion to honour the renaming process for Kichi Zībī Mīkan (Parkway) and celebrate Algonquin culture and history. Kichi Zībī Mīkan (pronounced MEE-kan) means “Great River Road” in the Algonquin language.

There will be performances, speeches and presentations to honour the significance of the Kìchì Sìbì (Ottawa River). It will be an opportunity to share insights into the meaning of the parkway’s name and its ties to the Algonquin Nation.

We look forward to your participation.

About the event

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Vimy Place, Ottawa, across from LeBreton Flats Park

Getting there

  • Public transit: Pimisi Station is an eight-minute walk to the event location. Use OC Transpo’s travel planner to plan your trip.
  • Cycling and pedestrian access: The event is accessible via the Ottawa River Pathway. Bike racks are available at the Canadian War Museum.
  • Car access: Attendees will be able to access paid and free parking spots along Wellington Street, Vimy Place or at the Canadian War Museum.

Road closures

The westbound lane of the Kichi Zībī Mīkan (Parkway) will be closed from Booth Street to Slidell Street from 1 pm to 4 pm. Local traffic and event attendees will have access to Vimy Place. More details to come.


We strive to host inclusive and accessible events. If you need accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may implement the necessary accommodation measures.


Good to know

The event venue is outdoors and semi-shaded. Portable washrooms and handwashing stations are available. Light refreshments will be served.

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