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Free OLG Sno-Bus Shuttle Service and Street Closures During Winterlude 2016

January 25, 2016 – Gatineau – Canadian Heritage

The Department of Canadian Heritage would like to let residents and visitors in Canada’s Capital Region know about the free OLG Sno-Bus shuttle service and the street closures that will take place during the 38th edition of Winterlude. This year’s celebration is taking place from January 29 to February 15, 2016.

Free Weekend Shuttle Service to Different Winterlude Sites

Shuttle service will operate on Saturdays and Sundays (January 30–31 and February 6–7 and 13–14), as well as on Monday, February 15 (Family Day in Ontario).

  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: between Dows Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: between the Centre Robert-Guertin Park-and-Ride, Jacques-Cartier Park and Confederation Park
  • Monday, February 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: between Dows Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway, Confederation Park and Jacques-Cartier Park

Ongoing shuttle-bus service is provided by OC Transpo (613-741-4390, www.octranspo.com) and the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (819-770-3242, www.sto.ca).

Road Closures

Ottawa:

Laurier Avenue between Nicholas and Elgin streets and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be closed to traffic at the following times:

  • Saturdays, January 30, February 6 and 13: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sundays, January 31, February 7 and 14: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, February 15: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive will be closed to traffic, and there will be a lane reduction on Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place at the following times:

  • Sunday, February 14: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Gatineau:

Laurier Street between de Verdun and Saint-Étienne streets will be closed to traffic at the following times:

  • Mondays, February 1 and 8: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays, February 4 and 11: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays, January 29, February 5 and 12: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Laurier Street between de Verdun Street and Boulevard des Allumettières and Saint-Étienne Street between Laurier and Notre-Dame-de-l’Île streets will be closed to traffic at the following times:

  • Saturdays, January 30, February 6 and 13, and Sundays, January 31, February 7 and 14: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 15: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
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