While You’re Here


Where you’ll go and what you’ll do while in Ottawa for OIAF.



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Arts Court

Address: 2 Daly Ave. https://goo.gl/maps/kejNrfHHFajZjnDC6 

Venue Description: A multi-storey building housing local arts organizations. Service Animal-friendly and has multiple places to sit.

Wheelchair Access: An accessible entrance is available via ramp at 67 Nicholas Street. Elevators are available throughout the building. 

Bathrooms: Gender-neutral bathrooms are available throughout the building.

Public Transit: Located 3 minutes away from 


More Info: https://artscourt.ca/visitor-info-en


Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)

Address: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, 10 Daly Ave. https://goo.gl/maps/syz8heqkqTsMLwxJ9 

Venue Description: A multi-storey building housing exhibition space, an auditorium, and workshop rooms. Service Animal-friendly and has multiple places to sit.

Wheelchair Access: All entrances are wheelchair accessible. An accessible drop-off location for Para Transpo is available at 10 Daly Avenue. Elevators are available throughout the building.

Bathrooms: Gender-neutral bathrooms are available throughout the building. 

Public Transit:


More Info: https://oaggao.ca/visit/accessibility-and-childcare/


ByTowne Cinema

Address: 325 Rideau St. https://goo.gl/maps/HQFSPfmpTnv3Lc8z7 

Venue Description: A single-screen repertory cinema.

Wheelchair Access: Accessible entrance and reserved seating for wheelchair users.

Bathrooms: Women’s/Men’s bathrooms. Both washrooms have accessible stalls, however, the doors to the men’s room are the old 30″ standard width with no automated door opener. Staff or patrons can open the door for you.

Public Transit


More Info: https://www.bytowne.ca/accessibility/ 


National Arts Centre (NAC)

Address: 1 Elgin St.

Venue Description: A multi-storey performing arts center with theatres and event space. Service Animal-friendly and has multiple places to sit.

Wheelchair Access: Accessible entrance available on Elgin Street. The Canal Lobby entrance, the Parking 2 vestibule, and the Parking 3 vestibule are also accessible. Elevators are available throughout the building.

Bathrooms: Women’s/Men’s accessible bathrooms are available throughout the building. Universal and companion care washrooms, including one with an electronic lift, are located at the Orchestra Level of Southam Hall.

Public Transit: 


More Info: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit/accessibility#:~:text=Accessible%20seating%20may%20be%20purchased,event%20spaces%20are%20wheelchair%20accessible


Fairmont Château Laurier

Address: 1 Rideau St. https://goo.gl/maps/uRVgmzUxJutRvskE9 

Venue Description: A 4-star hotel offering accommodations and conference facilities.

Wheelchair Access: Fully accessible entrance with a slightly graded incline. 

Bathrooms:  Women’s/Men’s bathrooms with accessible stalls

Public Transit


More Info: https://www.fairmont.com/laurier-ottawa/

Strathcona Park

Address: 25 Range Rd. ​​https://goo.gl/maps/WfB8UVWv1uKwDr5ZA 

Venue Description: A large public park with a mix of grassy areas and concrete/gravel paths. Service animal-friendly and has multiple places to sit.

Wheelchair Access: Concrete paths around the periphery of the park are connected via gravel paths. 

Bathrooms: Women’s/Men’s accessible bathrooms are available on site.

Public Transit


More Info: https://map.accessnow.com/details/60405760-fd26-11eb-b731-06d275231987?lng=en


Heart & Crown Byward Market

Address: 67 Clarence St. https://goo.gl/maps/Z8KwTYQgdNmmXgmp9  

Venue Description: A pub and patio serving food and drinks. 

Wheelchair Access: The entrance is accessible. Bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Bathrooms: Women’s/Men’s bathrooms. 

Public Transit: 


More Info: https://heartandcrown.pub/ 


Public Transit


Getting around the city is easy with OC Transpo and the O-Train! Purchase a Presto card for only $6 and load it with your fare(s) in advance. Coming in from Toronto? Your Toronto Presto cards are valid here too!

Day passes are also available for purchase and can be bought as a 1, 3, 5, or 7 day pass. The DayPass lets you ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO from the time of purchase until it expires. To ride, just tap your DayPass at the fare gate or show it to the operator as you board the bus.Having a pass will make it easy and convenient for getting to and from the OIAF venues, especially if you are staying near the LRT (O-Train) or a downtown bus route. 

Visit Prices for all your fare rates and options. 

Buy your Presto card online or at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or participating Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, and Real Canadian Superstore locations

OC Transpo Ticket Machines can be found at all O-Train stations and the Ottawa airport has an OC Transpo Ticket Machine located on Level 1: Arrival and Baggage claim. 

Rapid route 97 serves YOW around the clock, 7 days a week!  

O-Train 1 Tunney’s Pasture will take you from the VIA railway station to downtown Ottawa and runs from early morning to late at night. 

Still need more information? Please visit OC Transpo  https://www.octranspo.com/en/
For all the information you need about Ottawa’s bus and O-train service!
You can also call 613-560-5000

Want to take a taxi or Uber from the airport?

The average cost to take a taxi from the airport to downtown Ottawa is $29
To take an Uber from the airport to downtown Ottawa rates start at $25

Want more ground transportation options from the airport? 

Visit https://yow.ca/en/parking-transportation/ground-transportation-options for more information.


Town and Citizen

296 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3 / (613) 695-8696 / https://towncitizen.ca/
Hours: Tues – Thurs 5:00pm-10:00pm; Fri – Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm.
Price Range: $14-$46 + tips.

Now combining the menus of both their locations, Town and Citizen offers seasonal Italian dishes that bring Italy to Ottawa. Don’t forget to stop by the bottle shop at the Town location (269 Elgin St.) for carefully curated wines, craft beers, and tasty spirits, as well as their pantry to bring a piece of the experience back home.  Highlights:  House-made smoked porchetta and the bottle shop.

Ramakrishna Indian Restaurant

417 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y9 / (613) 789-7979 / https://ramakrishnarestaurant.ca/
Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00am-2:30pm, 4:00pm-10:00pm.
Price Range: $14-$22 + tips.

Located in the heart of Ottawa, Ramankrishna Indian Restaurant offers authentic North Indian cuisine with specialty dishes and combo options that are suitable for one or enjoying with the family. Enjoy their curry specialities with a variety of vegetarian dishes and traditional Indian desserts

The King Eddy

47 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9 / (613) 680-1700 / https://www.kingeddyburgers.com/
Hours: Sun – Thurs 8:00am-10:00pm; Fri – Sat 8:00am-11:00pm
Price Range: $10-$25 + tips.

Located in Ottawa’s historical Byward Market, the ‘Eddy’ is home to Ottawa’s best burger and offers up a wide variety of classic ‘diner’ type fare that is made fresh in house everyday with quality ingredients. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and twenty-four hour extended service every Thursday through Sunday.

Lil Z’s Pizza

45 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4 / (613) 860-3333 / https://www.lilzpizza.com/
Hours: Tues – Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm
Price Range: $12-$20 + tips.

As The King Eddy’s sister restaurant, Lil Z’s Pizza brings a creative take on pizza and wings to the Byward Market. Open for takeout and delivery, come and check out a unique experience and taste the true meaning of housemade and fresh.

Rabbit Hole

208 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1 / (613) 695-0500 / https://rabbitholeott.ca/
Hours: Wed – Thurs 5:00pm-12:00am; Fri – Sat 5:00pm-2:00am
Price Range: $20-$40 +tips.

In the heart of Centretown, Rabbit Hole proudly serves up the city’s most creative cocktails in their modern yet historical venue. Upstairs, enjoy a hand-crafted libation from one of their talented mixologists.  Downstairs, their intimate dining experience awaits as the original exposed stone walls provide the backdrop to this iconic space. Contemplate the existential circumstances of life or simply dine with a group of friends in one of our cozy booths alongside another full-serve bar.

Union 613

315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J8 / (613) 231-1010 / union613.ca
Hours: Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm; Tues 5:00pm-11:00pm; Wed – Thurs 5:00pm-12:00am; Sat – Sun 5:00pm-2:00am
Price Range: $13-$32 + tips.

Led by Chef Raz Poisson, Union 613 offers a stylishly old-timey hangout with a menu of Southern-inspired dishes & libations. Enjoy southern-fried chicken or replace with delicious vegan substitutions so no one is left out of the fun. Don’t forget to take a look at the drink menu whether you’re looking for cocktails, beer, wine, bourbon, or whiskey.

Burger N’ Fries Forever

278 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E6 / (613) 241-3456 / burgersnfriesforever.com
Hours: Mon – Wed 11:30am – 11:00pm; Thurs – Sun 11:30am-12:00am
Price Range: $8-$25

Burger N’ Fries Forever takes pride in being a truly Canadian burgers n’ fries joint. More than just a place for burgers, BFF offers halal, veggie, vegan, and gluten free options. Take a trip to Dalhousie street tasty for a great place for comfort food away from home.

The Lieutenant’s Pump

361 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9 / (613) 238-2949/ www.lieutenantspump.ca
Hours: Sun – Tues 4:00pm-1:00am; Wednesday – Saturday 4:00pm-2:00am
Price range: $10-$26

Take some time to visit Elgin St to experience an old-style English pub either inside by the bar or outside on the vast patio. With burger specialities and delicious cheesecakes of the week, The Lieutenant’s Pump is the place for a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits, and hearty food. Don’t forget to stay late for the dance floor and DJ.