Directions to Health Sciences Centre

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Health Sciences Centre from Main Campus

  • Follow King Edward Avenue south to Greenfield Avenue, turn right (west)
  • Follow Greenfield Avenue to Main Street
  • Turn left (south) on Main Street
  • Follow Main Street over to the McIlraith Bridge
  • Past the McIlraith Bridge, the road becomes Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Sciences Centre from the East

The main access to Ottawa from the East is via Highways 417 and 17.

  • Off Highway 417 West, take the St. Laurent (south) exit
  • Follow St. Laurent Boulevard to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (west) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Sciences Centre from the West

The main access to Ottawa from the West is via Highways 417 and 7.

  • Off Highway 417 East, take the St. Laurent (south) exit
  • Follow St. Laurent Boulevard to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (west) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Science Centre from the South

The main access to Ottawa from the South is via Highways 16, 31 or 416.

From Highway 16 North:

  • Follow Prince of Wales Drive to Heron Road
  • Turn right (east) on Heron Road
  • Follow Heron Road to Alta Vista Drive
  • Turn left (north) on Alta Vista Drive
  • Follow Alta Vista Drive to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (east) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre

From Highway 31 North:

  • Follow Bank Street to Alta Vista Drive
  • Turn right (northeast) on Alta Vista Drive
  • Follow Alta Vista Drive to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (east) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre

From Highway 416 North:

  • Take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the St. Laurent south) exit
  • Follow St. Laurent Boulevard to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (west) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Science from the North (Quebec)

The main access to Ottawa from the North is via Highways 5, 50 and 148 in Quebec.

  • Follow the indications for Ottawa via Macdonald Cartier Bridge
  • Off the Macdonald Cartier Bridge, follow the indications for King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue south to Greenfield Avenue, turn right (west)
  • Follow Greenfield Avenue to Main Street
  • Turn left (south) on Main Street
  • Follow Main Street over to the McIlraith Bridge
  • Past the McIlraith Bridge, the road becomes Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Science from the Voyageur Bus Terminal

  • From the terminal, turn west on Catherine Street
  • Follow Catherine Street to Bronson Avenue
  • Turn left (south) on Bronson Avenue, keep left and watch for indications for 417 (Chamberlain Street)
  • Follow Bronson Avenue one block south to Chamberlain Street; turn left (this is will take you to the 417 East on-ramp)
  • At Bank Street, Chamberlain becomes Isabella Street; continue on Isabella
  • Off Isabella Street, take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the St. Laurent (south) exit
  • Follow St. Laurent Boulevard to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (west) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Sciences from the Ottawa International Airport

  • Take the Airport Parway to Brookfield exit
  • Follow Brookfield Road (west) to Riverside Drive
  • Turn right (north) on Riverside Drive
  • Follow Riverside Drive to Heron Road
  • Turn right (east) on Heron Road
  • Follow Heron Road to Alta Vista Drive
  • Turn left (north) on Alta Vista Drive
  • Follow Alta Vista Drive to Smyth Road
  • Turn right (east) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Health Sciences Centre from the Ottawa Train Station

  • Turn west on Tremblay Road
  • Keep left and follow indications for Alta Vista Drive (south)
  • Follow Alta Vista Drive to Smyth Road
  • Turn left (east) on Smyth Road
  • Follow Smyth Road and watch for panels indicating entry to the Health Sciences Centre
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Last updated: 2009.06.12