What’s open and closed in Ottawa

Here comes the second and final long weekend of the spring. Monday is Victoria Day and that means several business and service closures.

Here are some examples in Ottawa:

Parking and public transit

All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions apply.

OC Transpo service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Victoria Day. Families and groups can buy a DayPass from the bus operator when they board for $10.50 that will let them travel all day. A family or group can include up to six people with a maximum of two who are ages 13 or older.

All OC Transpo customer service centres will be closed Victoria Day with the exception of the Rideau Centre office, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Para Transpo’s reservation line is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., while its information line is open 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Its customer service, administration and taxi coupon phone lines are closed.


Pools, rinks and fitness centres

Many city-run facilities will be open on Victoria Day, but with modified schedules. For details, check with or the facility of your choice.

Facilities may be open but many regularly scheduled programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled on Victoria Day. The city says you should check with your facility to confirm because there are exceptions.

Public skating will be offered at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Please check with for details.

Splash pads are open on Saturday, though some may not open on time if they’ve been damaged by winter weather.


Libraries and cultural places

Arts centres, archives, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed on Monday. However, clients should check with or their facility to confirm holiday hours, as some exceptions may apply.

The Karsh-Masson Gallery, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the OAG Annex at City Hall will be open.

All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed.

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