The Ottawa International Buskerfest voted one of the cities top events, it is a not-to-miss event for families that takes place on the historical Sparks Street.


Sparks Street’s central location make it easily accessible from any area of the city.


From Ottawa’s International Airport

From Ottawa International Airport exit on Airport Parkway. Go 5.5 KM. Turn right on Walkley Road. Go 0.5 KM. Turn left on Bank Street. Go 1.0 KM. Continue on Bank for 2.4 KM. Turn right on Queen Elizabeth Drive and travel 1.9 KM to Elgin Street. Travel north on Elgin for 1.6 KM and you will arrive at the east end of the Sparks Street Mall.


From East

Travel east on Highway 417 (Queensway). You will pass through the west end of the city. Exit Highway 417 (Queensway) at Kent Street. Go North on Kent Street to Queen Street. Go east for 4 blocks to Elgin. Turn right and you have arrived at the east end of the Sparks Street Mall.


From West

Starting at St. Laurent Blvd. head west along Highway 417 (Queensway) for approximately 2.9 KM. Take the Nicholas Street / Mann Avenue exit toward Hull, Quebec. Go 0.2 KM. Continue toward Nicholas for 0.8 KM. Turn left on Laurier Avenue East and go 0.2 KM. Laurier Avenue East becomes Laurier West. Go 0.5 KM. Turn right on Metcalfe Street and go for 0.5 KM. You will arrive at Wellington Street. Turn right (west) to head to Elgin Street. Then on Elgin turn right (south) and you have arrive at the east end of the Sparks Street Mall


By Bus

Ottawa’s public transit, OC Transpo, provides city-wide service. For more information see OC TRANSPO