People with special needs

Here are the various services regarding universal accessibility that will be offered on July 1.

On Parliament Hill

A reserved area for people with special needs:

  • will be located on the south side of the west lawn, by the lower driveway;
  • a two-tiered raised platform with a ramp and covered by a tent will also be available for mobility device users;
  • accessible washrooms at the raised platform location will be available, as well as water.

A drop-off/pick-up point for vehicles with a parking permit for mobility impaired persons will be located at the intersection of Lyon and Wellington streets. A shuttle bus service to the reserved seating area on Parliament Hill will be available at the Bank street entrance, after the security screening. On July 1, volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance if needed, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. No parking permitted. If you will not be using the shuttle service, you can access the reserved seating area on Parliament Hill by entering the Bank and Wellington streets gate.

Volunteers will be on site to provide assistance. Please note that volunteers will not provide attendant care services.

Simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) will be displayed on the on-stage screens during the noon show.

Accessible portable toilets will be available on site.

Induction loop system for those who are hearing impaired will be available at the platform (a credit card or photo identification will be required).

Please note that space on the raised platform will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations and one companion only).

At Major's Hill Park and at the Canadian Museum of History

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., a drop-off point will be available for Major's Hill Park (no parking available on site or on closed streets):

  • At the intersection of Parent and St. Patrick streets.

The following drop-off point will be available at the Canadian Museum of History (a few paid parking spaces, depending on availability):

  • From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.: at the intersection of Papineau and Notre-Dame-de-l'Île streets.

Reserved area on the lawn at Major's Hill for those using mobility devices.

Accessible portable toilets.

Induction loop system for those who are hearing impaired will be available at the First Aid tent (a credit card or photo identification will be required).

Other information

Given that many streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during the Canada Day celebrations, we encourage you to plan ahead and use public transit. Please contact OC Transpo and the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) to learn more about accessible public transit.

For more information regarding universal accessibility on the Canada Day official sites, please contact the Capital Information Kiosk at 1-844-878-8333 (toll-free) or by TTY at 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free).

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