Directions to Main Campus

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Main Campus from the East

The main access to Ottawa from the East is via Highways 417 and 174.

  • Off Highway 417 West, take the Nicholas/Mann exit
  • Follow the Mann Avenue exit to King Edward Avenue. (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Mann 
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the first set of lights (Marie Curie Street) 
  • Turn left (west) on Marie Curie to enter the campus
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Main Campus from the West

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

  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Street) 
  • Continue through the Laurier intersection, north on Nicholas/Waller
  • Turn right (east) on Besserer Street
  • Turn right (south) on Cumberland Street
  • Continue on Cumberland through Laurier to enter the campus
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Main Campus 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 Carling Avenue
  • Turn right (east) on Carling Avenue
  • Follow Carling Avenue to Bronson Avenue
  • Turn left (north) on Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Street
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Street
  • Follow Laurier Street to King Edward Avenue
  • Turn right (south) on King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the second set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus

From Highway 31 North:

  • Follow Bank Street to Isabella Street
  • Turn right (east) on Isabella Street
  • Off Isabella Street, take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Street)
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Street
  • Follow Laurier Street to the third set of lights (King Edward Avenue)
  • Turn right (south) on King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the second set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus

From Highway 416 North:

  • Take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Street)
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Street
  • Follow Laurier Street to the third set of lights (King Edward Avenue)
  • Turn right (south) on King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the second set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus
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Main Campus 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 to Marie Curie Street
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus
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Main Campus from the Voyageur Bus Terminal

  • From the terminal, turn west on Catherine Street
  • Follow Catherine Street to Bronson Avenue
  • Turn right (north) on Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Street
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Street
  • Follow Laurier Street to King Edward Avenue
  • Turn right (south) on King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the second set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus
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Main Campus from the Ottawa International Airport

  • Take the Airport Parway to Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Street
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Street
  • Follow Laurier Street to King Edward Avenue
  • Turn right (south) on King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the second set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn right (west) on Marie Curie Street to enter the campus
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Main Campus from the Ottawa Train Stations

  • Turn west on Tremblay Road to the 417 West
  • Off Highway 417 West, take the Nicholas/Mann exit
  • Follow the Mann Avenue exit to King Edward Avenue (continue straight ahead, do not turn on Mann)
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to the first set of lights (Marie Curie Street)
  • Turn left (west) on Marie Curie to enter the campus
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Last updated: 2014.04.04