Guide to getting around town during the Outdoor Game Weekend
There is a lot of hockey excitement going on in Ottawa this weekend with the NHL 100 Classic and the Ottawa 67’s Outdoor Game. OSEG, the NHL and the City of Ottawa want to make sure you arrive at your destination safely and on time. If you are going to the NHL100 Classic, plan ahead for long security screening lines, arrive early and expect traffic delays. Visit ottawa.ca for a complete list of traffic impacts and transit options.
Whether you are an Ottawa Senators fan or a Montreal Canadiens fan, your best bet is to take transit to Lansdowne Park for the 7 p.m. game or the 1 p.m. pre-game party in the Aberdeen Pavilion. Plan your trip by reviewing the transit schedule on octranspo.com and traffic impacts on ottawa.ca.
Take the bus on game day (Saturday, December 16)
Your NHL100 Classic game ticket is also your unlimited pass to free transit on OC Transpo and STO starting three hours before and continuing until three hours after the game. Para Transpo fares are also included in your event ticket price. Please book your trip as normal. For additional information, please visit octranspo.com.
Just like any REDBLACKS football game day, and like last month’s Grey Cup Gameday, there are shuttle options you can take to get to the NHL100 Classic hockey game.
- Direct buses from OC Transpo Park and Rides
- All 450-series routes will be in service starting at 4 p.m. (three hours prior to the game)
- The 450-series service will be provided for 90 minutes after the end of the game
- Special event (yellow bus) shuttles departing from
- Canada Post Headquarters4
- Vincent Massey Park
- City Hall
City of Ottawa Transportation Page Link: ottawa.ca
Road closures (Saturday, December 16)
Traffic will be very slow around Lansdowne before and after the game. Come down and enjoy yourself but expect delays. If you are not going to the NHL100 Classic festivities, please try to avoid driving in the area.
- Bank Street will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles between Sunnyside Drive and Fifth Avenue between 3:30 p.m. and midnight. Pedestrians only will be permitted at this time. Cyclists will have to dismount and walk their bikes through the closure zone.
- Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed between Preston Street and Somerset Street between 9 p.m. and midnight.
- Monk Street will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles between 3:30 p.m. and midnight.
Parking Prohibited (Saturday, December 16):
- Bank Street from Chamberlain Avenue to Riverdale Avenue;
- Bronson Avenue from Hwy 417 to Sunnyside Avenue
- Monk Street from Fifth Avenue to Wilton Crescent;
- Fifth Avenue from Lyon Street South to O’Connor Street; and,
- Lisgar Street from Elgin Street to easterly end
- Sections of Holmwood Avenue, O’Connor Street, Chamberlain Avenue and Wilton Crescent
Ottawa 67s game (Sunday, December 17)
Ticketholders for the Ottawa 67’s game on Sunday, December 17, can use transit for free starting three hours before and continuing until three hours after the game. Just show your printed or e-ticket to the operator. STO will provide direct service to Lansdowne from the Robert-Guertin Centre.
Park & Shuttle (Sunday, December 17)
Starting at 11:00, service will run from both City Hall off of Lisgar and from Carleton University (P-18 Parkade). It will be continuous service through the Shuttle Loop at Lansdowne, servicing guests with standard as well as accessible buses. Service will run until guests are clear.
Guests will be able to ride the buses for free. Carleton is free parking on the Level 3 of P-18 Parkade, and City Hall is validating parking.
Parking at Lansdowne
There will be bicycle parking available at Lansdowne. Parking for motorized vehicles at Lansdowne the day of the game is limited.
Limit what you bring
Make sure to dress warm! No outside food or beverages will be permitted into the stadium on game day. Small bags only will be permitted and all bags are subject to search upon entry. Those who don’t bring bags will be able to enter through the fan express line!
Ottawa Police advise that there will be an increase in police presence in Ottawa due to the NHL100 Classic. Residents and visitors are reminded that if you see something suspicious, report it to a police officer. Sometimes emergency responders are needed in large crowds. If this happens, please move out of the way and follow their instructions.
Have a game plan for a safe ride home. Celebrate responsibly and don’t drive impaired by drugs or alcohol.
For more information about the NHL100 Classic visit nhl.com/100classic.
For more information about the Ottawa 67’s Outdoor Game visit Ottawa67s.com.
The 2017 CHL Outdoor Ottawa 67’s vs. Gatineau Olympiques (the “Event”) will be held on December 17, 2017 at The Stadium at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario (the “Stadium”). The Event may be delayed or postponed for any reason. If delayed or postponed, the Event may be held at the Arena at an alternate date and time. Event tickets issued for December 17, 2017 will be honored for the postponed Event, if applicable. Please note refunds will not be issued if the Event is delayed or postponed.
The Event may be cancelled at the discretion of the National Hockey League (the “NHL”) and the Canadian Hockey League (the “CHL”) for any reason, including, but not limited to, weather. Except as described below, all Event ticket sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are permitted. If the Event is cancelled, a purchaser having purchased a ticket from an Authorized Ticket Outlet (defined below) (each, a “Primary Ticket Purchaser”) will be entitled to a ticket refund from the applicable Authorized Ticket Outlet, subject to the following terms and conditions:
- Primary Ticket Purchaser will receive a refund for the cancelled Event directly from the Authorized Ticket Outlet used by such Primary Ticket Purchaser. “Authorized Ticket Outlets” for the Event are TDPlace.ca, Gatineau Olympiques Ticket Office, TD Place Box Office and StubHub.
- Anyone purchasing a ticket from a source other than an Authorized Ticket Outlet will not be entitled to a refund from any Authorized Ticket Outlet. Anyone purchasing a ticket from a source other than an Authorized Ticket Outlet must seek a refund, if applicable, directly from the party from whom the ticket was purchased. Authorized Ticket Outlets will only refund the Primary Ticket Purchaser.
- Primary Ticket Purchaser should retain original purchased ticket(s) and a credit card receipt, and/or a receipt which verifies the purchase of the ticket(s) from the applicable Authorized Ticket Outlet.
- Primary Ticket Purchaser will be issued a refund of the face value of the ticket for the cancelled Event. Service fees, processing fees and any other fees, including delivery fees, are non-refundable unless required by applicable law.
- If a refund is issued, such refund will be issued using the same method of payment used for the original purchase from the applicable Authorized Ticket Outlet. For example, if a credit card was used to make the ticket purchase, then that same credit card will be credited for the refund.