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.

OC Transpo service is FREE to and from the festival. Show your purchased CityFolk 2023 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. There is limited underground parking available at Lansdowne Park, accessible from both Bank Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway – First-come, first-served. You can find more parking information at