Public Advisory

Published on April 22, 2021

In light of the Government of Ontario’s stay-at-home order and the mild temperature forecast, the NCC  is creating more outdoor space for exercise this weekend. Along with the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, both the Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier parkways will be closed to motor vehicles, and open exclusively for active use. 

Queen Elizabeth Driveway (2.4 kilometres): 9 am to 5 pm 
Both lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, located on the west side of the Rideau Canal, from Fifth Avenue to Somerset Street.   

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres): 8 am to 4 pm
Both westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Booth Street to Carling Avenue.    

Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres): 8 am to 4 pm
Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.    

We will provide more information later this month on the parkway programming planned for the rest of the season including for the Gatineau Park parkways, following our recent online public survey.  

The NCC asks the public to follow public health directives, as well as NCC preventive measures, at all times. 

Media Information: 

Sophie Boudreau
NCC Media Relations
343-549-7203 (cellular)

Dominique Huras 
NCC Media Relations
613-286-0886 (cellular)