Getting Around

Ottawa Chamberfest hosts more than 450 internationally acclaimed artists, performing at multiple locations throughout the city. We’d love for you to see them all – with or without your car.

Ottawa has an excellent public transit system, if you plan to stay outside the city centre. If you’re a guest at one of our downtown partner hotels, you will find our primary venues within comfortable walking distance.

Otherwise, Ottawa has perhaps the world’s most beautiful bicycle paths, many of which converge along the spectacular Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you truly want to experience the natural scenic splendour of Ottawa, bring your bike!



OCTranspo provides rapid, comfortable service to downtown Ottawa from all points outside the city centre. We recommend the handy online travel planner to map your route into town.

OCtranspo offers a variety of fares, ranging from single trips to DayPasses. At $8.30 (Canadian) for unlimited day-long travel, the DayPass is your best value.

Your entire family can ride OCTranspo with a single DayPass on weekends and statutory holidays. Purchase directly from your driver – exact change recommended. Seniors ride free all day Wednesday.



With more than 130 kilometres of well-maintained bike paths, it’s fair to say that Ottawa is a bicycling city. In most cases, especially during rush hour, it’s faster to use a bike to travel from venue to venue.

Many of Ottawa’s transurban bicycle paths wind along rivers and through national parks, where you’ll see Canadian geese, mallard ducks, and the occasional deer. Sound fun? Plan your commute with the City of Ottawa’s cycling map.



Why not walk to each venue? Downtown Ottawa is extremely pedestrian-friendly and each primary event location is no more than ten minutes away from the others. Twenty minutes, if you happen to pass a BeaverTails stand!

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