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Elgin Street Closure

Detour Directions

The Elgin Street closure has been taken into account in these directions. For more details on the closure visit the City of Ottawa website.

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Directions to the Canadian Museum of Nature

Address

240 McLeod Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Parking at the museum.

How to Get Here

The Elgin Street closure has been taken into account in these directions. For more details on the closure visit the City of Ottawa website.

By Car

If you are on Highway 417 (the Queensway), take the Metcalfe exit, no. 119.

You can see the museum from the highway—look for a "castle" on the north side. If you are heading west, it will be on your right, and if you are heading east, it will be on your left.

Consult the Google map for other routes.

GPS Coordinates

Enter the following coordinates, depending on your system:
Latitude: 45° 24' 46" North, longitude: 75° 41' 19" West
GPS data: 45° 24.780'N, 75° 41.330'W
WGS84 data: 45.413, -75.688833

By Bus

The following OC Transpo buses will take you to the Canadian Museum of Nature:

Route 5: Bus stop at the corner of Cartier and McLeod, two blocks from the museum
Route 14: Bus stop at the corner of Gladstone and Metcalfe, one block from the museum
Route 6, 7: Bus stop at the corner of Bank and McLeod, two blocks from the museum
Route 101, 103, 401: Bus stop at the corner of Catherine and O’Connor, one block from the museum

OC Transpo maps and schedules.

Walking from Downtown

The museum is a 20-minute walk from Parliament Hill.

  • Metcalfe Street takes you directly to the main entrance of the museum.
  • Elgin and O'Connor streets take you to the perimeter of the museum grounds.

By Bicycle

Several bicycle paths run near the museum

Bicycle racks are available at the museum.

Dockless self-serve bike rentals by VeloGo can also be found throughout Ottawa during the spring and summer months.

Delivery Vehicles

Delivery vehicles are to use the rear entrance to the museum, on Argyle Avenue.

From there, an access ramp leads to the service entrance on the lower level of the museum.

Contact Us

  • 613.566.4700
  • 1.800.263.4433 (toll-free in Canada/U.S.A.)
  • TTY: 613.566. 4770
  • TTY: 1.866.600.8801 (toll-free in Canada/U.S.A.).

 

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