Parking here

Pick-up, drop-off and taxis

Pick-up/Drop-off

Both the Elgin Street and Canal entrances have a lay-by location for easy pick-up and drop-off.

Taxis

If arriving at the NAC by taxi, you can use the lay-by on Elgin Street or the Canal lobby entrance on Freiman Lane (the road running behind the NAC).

On-site parking

Elgin/Slater entrance is open at all times.
Automated payment stations available 24 hours, 7 days a week
The clearance for the parking garage is 6'4"

Parking Attendants On Duty
Weekdays 8 am - midnight
Saturday 8 am - 1 am
Sunday Open 2 hours before curtain until the end of the last performance.

Parking rates

Enter before 4 pm : $3 per half hour ($20 max)
Enter after 4 pm : $3 per half hour ($12 max)
24 hour period: $3 per half hour ($25 max)
Weekend rates: $3 per half hour ($12 max)
Monthly parking passes: $255

Parking fees at the NAC are HST exempt.

If you have any questions about garage opening and closing hours, please feel free to contact us by phone at (613) 947-7000, extension 488 or by email
parking@nac-cna.ca.

To update your account info, or to inquire about parking spaces rentals, please feel free to contact us by phone at (613) 947-7000, extension 553 or by email
parking@nac-cna.ca

Alternate parking options

There are many options around downtown Ottawa. Some closeby to mention:

World Exchange Plaza (indoor) - 111 Albert Street
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (indoor) - 150 Albert Street
Place Bell Canada (indoor) - 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa City Hall (indoor) - 110 Laurier Avenue West
Shaw Centre (ImPark) (indoor) - 55 Colonel By Drive

Bicycle parking

Indoor

Find free bicycle parking in the NAC Garage next to the main exit lane from level P3 to Queen Elizabeth Driveway (3 racks)

Outdoor

  • Outside the new Box Office foyer on Freiman Lane (2 racks)
  • Outside our administration offices on the sidewalk of Mackenzie Bridge (1 rack)
  • Outside the restaurant's terrace by the Canal (1 rack)

Accessible parking

If you have mobility issues, we strongly encourage you to come to the NAC by car. You can enter the garage via Elgin/Slater and reserved accessible parking is available at the P3 level on a first-come-first-served basis.

If arriving at the NAC by taxi, Para Transpo or STO, we recommend that you instruct your taxi to drop-off at the entrance on Elgin street.

For wheelchairs, backrests, opera glasses, booster seats and other special services, ask for Patron Services, (613) 947-7000 ext. 212.

Electric vehicle charging

The NAC has 4 charging stations available with no extra charge. Only parking fees apply, with a maximum usage of 4 hours of charging.

All charging stations are on garage level 3 in the U and V sections.

Parking Payment Options

Touchless Option (The quickest option!):

Use your credit or debit card, or mobile pay (Apple Pay, Google Wallet) by tapping the machine as you enter and exit the garage. Use the same card or mobile pay account for both taps. Charges are based on the duration of your stay.
 

Paper Ticket Option:

Take a ticket from the machine as you enter the garage. When exiting, scan or insert your ticket into the machine and pay with a credit or debit card, or mobile pay on your phone. For cash payment, please use one of our three parking pay stations located in the lobbies on levels 2 and 3, and use the paid ticket when exiting the garage.
 

Box Office Clients

Box Office clients can park at the NAC at no charge. You must still get a ticket at the machine as you drive into the garage. At the Box Office, our staff will provide you a parking voucher. As you drive out, scan or insert your ticket AND voucher one after the other at the exit lane machine. The gate will automatically lift.
 

For more information about parking at the NAC call 613-947-7000, ext. 404, or email at parking@nac-cna.ca.

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