Every weekend from May to October, the NCC opens parkways in Ottawa exclusively for active use, morning and afternoon. Whether you’re biking, walking, in-line skating, using a wheelchair or scooter, or pushing a stroller, this program is for you!

These car-free roads are a great way to experience the beauty of the National Capital Region in a fun, safe and environmentally friendly way.

Current status: This program has ended for 2022

Safety first

Car-free roads are available to all active users — whether they’re on wheels or on foot. Please be respectful of others: ride at safe speeds, be predictable and share the path.

About the program

NCC Weekend Bikedays, presented by Nokia, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the NCC, in collaboration with long-term sponsor Nokia, and major sponsors Claridge Homes, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), ServicePlus and CAA.

Since 1970, the NCC has hosted Sunday Bikedays, allowing cyclists to experience the Capital’s scenic parkways car-free. Today, the program provides about 20 kilometres of parkways to hundreds of thousands of visitors, who enjoy seeing the Capital Region from a different perspective and in a fun and environmentally friendly way. The program has been replicated in many other cities around the globe.