In 2021, the Nokia Sunday Bikedays program is expanding to NCC Weekend Bikedays, presented by Nokia! Starting this weekend, and running until October 11, the NCC will offer car-free parkways to the public for longer periods, over an extended season, running all weekend, morning and afternoon.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to enjoy close to 20 kilometres of scenic parkways in the heart of Ottawa, that are open exclusively for active use. Whether you’re biking, walking, running or skating, this program is for you!
As the purpose of the parkways will be to provide space for exercise, the free bike clinics, water stations and Young Entrepreneurs Program will not be offered this year.
NCC Weekend Bikedays, presented by Nokia, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the NCC, in collaboration with long-term sponsor Nokia, and major sponsors Claridge Homes, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and ServicePlus.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Weekends, May 1 to October 11 (Thanksgiving), inclusively.
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway | 8 am to 4 pm
Both westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway | 8 am to 4 pm
Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.
Queen Elizabeth Driveway
May 1 and 2 from 9 am to 5 pm
Both lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, located on the west side of the Rideau Canal, from Fifth Avenue to Somerset Street.
From May 3 to June 30, this section of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be open exclusively for active users seven days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm.
Colonel By Drive | 24 hours a day, seven days a week
From July 2 to September 6, Colonel By Drive will be open for active use only, from Daly Avenue to Canal Woods Terrace.