CityFolk is located at Lansdowne Park, which is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination is situated right in the heart of city.

You can walk, bike, bus, or drive to the festival! Your transportation options are listed below… on your marks, get set… go!


From Bank Street, turn east onto Marché Way or Exhibition Way. Keep right once you encounter Aberdeen Pavilion to access the Great Lawn festival gates.

From the Rideau Canal multi-use pathway, turn west at the controlled light intersection at Bank and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path on the other side of Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Once you reach the park, keep left to access the main gate across from Aberdeen Pavilion. The gate is about a 7 minute walk from the pathway entrance.


The City of Ottawa has a great map of cycling connections to Lansdowne Park.The multi-use pathway along Queen Elizabeth Driveway has a controlled light intersection at Bank and Fifth Avenue, where you can cross and connect to the Lansdowne Park cycle path.

We have a supervised bike park on the east end of the park.  The hours of operation are:

• Thursday September 15th –  5:00PM -Midnight
• Friday September 16th –  5:00PM – Midnight
• Saturday September 17th –  1:00PM – Midnight
• Sunday September 18th –  1:00PM – 11:00PM


OC Transpo service will be FREE with a paid CityFolk 2016 pass for the same day for 3 hours before gates open and 3 hours after they close. OC Transpo has service on the 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe / South Keys and 7 St-Laurent / Carleton routes during event hours. Both routes pick up and drop off passengers on Bank St.

Use the OC Transpo Travel Planner to chart your journey. Bus stops are approx. 3 minutes’ walk from the festival main gate.

Coming from out of town? Check out the shuttle options provided by our partners at Sharethebus.


You must pre-purchase parking from TD Place. Prices and ticket options are here.

*Accessibility drop-off location is along Exhibition Way, near the South-West corner of Aberdeen Pavilion.