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 cycling path.

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

Wednesday, Sep 12 – 4PM – 10:30PM
Thursday, Sep 13 – 4PM – midnight
Friday, Sep 14 – 4PM – midnight
Saturday, Sep 15 – 1PM – midnight
Sunday, Sep 16 – 1PM – 10:30PM

The Bike Park has limited capacity and spots are available on a first-come first-served basis. If the Bike Park is full, there are additional bike racks located nearby Lansdowne Park.


OC Transpo service is FREE to and from the festival. Show your purchased CityFolk 2019 ticket to board transit from 3 hours before gates open and 3 hours after the final performance on the City Stage ends. OC Transpo has service on the 6 Greenboro / Rockcliffe and 7 Carleton / St-Laurent 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.


Street parking nearby is limited. Parking Passes to the underground garage will be sold via TD Place (single days only). These passes are just for parking in the garage; they do not include festival admission. They become valid 3 hours prior to the event and expire at the end of the day. No re-entry privileges. Purchase at the TD Place box office or online via:

*Accessibility drop-off location is on Exhibition Way near the southwest corner of Aberdeen Pavilion.