Hog's Back Swing Bridge Closure
The National Capital Commission (NCC) starts work on the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. The bridge will be closed for a projected nine months. During this construction, Hog’s Back Road, between Prince of Wales and Colonel By Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic. However, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the canal via an accessible pathway to the lock just below the bridge. The City of Ottawa suggests the following driving detour route during this closure: Prince of Wales to Heron Road to Riverside Drive to Hog’s Back Road to Colonel By Drive. A map detailing this route can be found on the university’s Transportation Plan website by clicking here.
Via Highway 417
Highway 417 runs east/west through the centre of the City of Ottawa.
Ottawa is situated part way between Toronto and Montreal at the eastern edge of Ontario. The distance from Toronto is 500 kilometres while Montreal is 200 kilometres away. Located minutes south from the centre of Ottawa, Carleton University is easily accessible by car from any direction of the city.
Exit Highway 417 (also called the “Queensway”) at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.
Via Highway 416
Hwy 416 connects Hwy 401 (interchange near Prescott, Ontario) to Hwy 417. Follow Hwy. 416 to Hwy. 417 (East). Follow Hwy. 417 (the “Queensway”) and exit at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.
Arrival by train or bus
The 15-minute taxi ride from the Ottawa (Via Rail) train station to Carleton University’s Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00. Taxi fare from the Ottawa (Voyageur) bus terminal to Carleton University is approximately $10.00.
Local OCTranspo routes #4 and #7 (both of which enter the campus) pass within a block of the Ottawa (Voyageur) bus terminal.
OCTranspo’s new Light Rail System – The OTrain.
The O-Train provides service to Carleton University from the transit stations at Bayview (Lebreton Flats) and Greenboro (South Keys) with stops at Carling and Confederation Heights.
Arrival by Airplane
Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
The taxi ride from the Ottawa Airport to Carleton University’s Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00.
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Montréal-Trudeau) (ADM)
Montreal is two hours by bus from Ottawa. Tickets for the Voyageur Colonial Bus from Dorval Airport to the Ottawa Bus Terminal cost approximately $25 and can be purchased at the airport. Voyageur Colonial Bus telephone: (613) 238-5900. Taxi fare from the Ottawa bus terminal to Carleton University is approximately $10.00.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (GTAA)
Toronto is approximately five hours from Ottawa by car. We suggest that you fly from Toronto to Ottawa (less than one hour flight). Be sure to reserve your flight in advance.