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Access, Shuttle and Parking

Everything to make your evening easier!

The Casino Lac-Leamy Sound of Light event is now held in the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History. We invite you to read up on the following sections to help you plan your trip to the site of the event.

Shuttles service Parking Canadian Museum of History

Accessing the Site

SITE OPENING: 6:00 p.m.

FIREWORKS : 9:15 p.m.

You can make your way to the Canadian Museum of History on your bike, via the STO’s regular or dedicated shuttle service (the best choice!) or by car. If you choose to take your vehicle, do not forget to consider regular rush hours as well as times preferred by Sound of Light fans.


From Gatineau :

The Canadian Museum of History (Laurier St.) is easily accessible via Alexandre-Taché, des Allumettières or Fournier Blvds.

From Ottawa :

Bridges that lead to Laurier St (via the Alexandra* or Portages Bridges), Taché Blvd (via the Chaudière or Champlain Bridges) or Fournier Blvd (MacDonald-Cartier Bridge) can be used to get to the Canadian Museum of History (Laurier St.).

*Please note that the Alexandra Bridge will temporarily be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on the nights of the event.

Water Taxi Service (Aqua-Taxi)

Looking for a fun and original way to get to the site? The Aqua-Taxi from Au feel de l’eau brings you from the Ottawa docks straight to museum’s docks!

Shuttle Services



Th best way to get to the event site!

Use Plani-Bus to create your itinerary from your departure point to the event! Leave from home or get to a Rapibus Station or a Park-and-Ride lots!

  • Write Canadian Museum of History, in the destination (the “B”section).


  • Regular fares apply and summer promotions accepted or $4 cash.
  • Free return upon presentation of the admission wristband for the Sound of Light fireworks.
  • Free for child of 11 years old or under

Visit sto.ca to get all information


Shuttle services offer from Plateau Provigo and Robert Guertin Centre Park-and-Ride.

  • STO passes, tickets and summer promotions accepted or $4 cash.
  • Free return upon presentation of the admission wristband for the Sound of Light fireworks.


Shuttle return trips will start immediately after the fireworks,
with the last trip leaving at 10:15 p.m. Buses will leave on an ongoing basis depending on the temperature and number of riders


Paratransit service is also an option for getting to the festivities. If you are already eligible, simply reserve your occasional transportation as usual.

Visit STO.CA to get all information.

Thanks for travelling by bus to attend the Sound of Light!


If you’re coming by car, here’s some useful parking information.

Canadien Museum of History

  • Accessible via Laurier Street
  • Rate : $12.50 per vehicle
  • Limited spaces, First come, first served
  • Parking and Laurier Street closed after the fireworks until site has been evacuated or until 10:15 p.m.

Notre-Dame Parking

  • Accessible via Victoria Street (corner Notre-Dame-de-l’Île)
  • Rate: $ 10
  • Limited space – First come, first served
  • From 5:30 p.m.

Parking around the site

  • Different choices in the Hull sector
  • Rate decided by the operator, not controlled of the event

Street Parking on Gatineau Streets

  • Parking in the streets of Gatineau, subject to regular municipal bylaws

The event, its organizers, sponsors or collaborators cannot be held liable for any damages or thefts that could occur during the use of the different parking areas – official or not.

Limited Mobility

For people with limited mobility or families with strollers, we strongly recommend the use of the entrance at the corner of Victoria and Laurier Street. The pathway lead you directly to the heart of the site. The use of parking lots near that entrance (City Hall, Notre-Dame, surrounding streets, etc.) is also recommended.

The main entrance of the museum (between both buildings) is strongly discouraged, because there is a grand staircase to get to the museum’s back yard.

In order to take advantage of parking spaces for those using wheelchairs (level P1 in the parking lot of the Museum), you must arrive early. These spaces are available on a “first come, first served” basis.