- Physically disabled drivers and/or passengers who have a valid Ontario Accessible Parking Permit (which must be clearly displayed within the vehicle) are entitled to special parking privileges. Visit the City of Ottawa’s Parking permits webpage for information.
- All OC Transpo city busses and light rail trains are fully accessible. Para Transpo buses are used to transport patrons who cannot easily access regular bus routes and offers door-to-door service to qualified visitors. Visit the OC Transpo website or call 613-741-4390 for information.
- Many taxicabs are accessible and are marked with special license plates to indicate so.
- Au Feel de l’Eau’s Aqua-Taxi which travels on the Ottawa River is fully accessible.
- Some intersections with traffic lights have Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), which emit a sound that indicates to visually impaired pedestrians when it is safe to cross the street.
- All national museums in Ottawa are barrier-free.
- Outdoor parks as well as many sites in Canada’s Capital Greenbelt are accessible.
- Fitness, recreation, aquatic, and arts programs have recently been expanded and adapted to meet the needs of the disabled.
- Many city buildings are fully accessible.
Ottawa Tourism’s top priority is the health and safety of our community and our visitors. As we welcome travellers back to our region, please consult our Visiting Ottawa safely page for the latest COVID-19 information. When making plans, please confirm details with businesses and entities directly as parts of our website may not reflect current offerings.