Location & Directions To Albert Island
From Ottawa, Albert Island is located at 6 Booth Street, a 1-minute walk from the Canadian War Museum's main entrance, off the Booth Street bridge. The island is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa or Hull by foot, bicycle, public transit, or by car. Parking is available at the Canadian War Museum. Bike racks will be available at the gates.
6 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R
By Foot / Bicycle
Albert Island is located right off the scenic Ottawa River Pathway, a 10 minute walk from the north edge of Little Italy, and a 10 minute bike ride from Centretown/Chinatown. Bicycle racks are available by the main entrance of the island.
By Public Transit
OC Transpo – Transitway – Lebreton Station – Routes: 8, 86, 87, 95, 96, 97
Parking is available at the Canadian War Museum. There's a lot of construction and nonsense going on at LeBreton Flats.
For the least amount of headaches, we recommend:
- From Parliament Hill, take Wellington Street west, past the Portage Bridge;
- It will become the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, continue west past the Mill Street Brew Pub.
- You'll arrive at the corner of Booth Street and the Canadian War Museum;
- Go right, enter the Museum's paid parking.
Alternately, you can try and find a free spot on the northern edge of Preston Street / Little Italy.
On Site Amenities
We are bringing you to a derelict, industrial island; don't worry, we're gonna make it sexy/cozy.
- A tented Bar-boretum, featuring Beau's Beer & a Union Local 613 cocktail bar. Commune and quaff with friends old and new!
- A selection of chef-prepared food, and food carts
- Free, potable water courtesy of Ottawa's Aqua-haulics
- Lots of sexy portapotties
- Hand washing stations
- Tonnes of custom-designed, comfortable, modular benches throughout the site
- Picnic tables to nosh from
About Albert Island
We humbly acknowledge that all of the Outaouais including Albert Island is unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin Territory.
Albert Island is part of the Chaudière Islands, a group is isles situated on the Ottawa River, straddling the Québec-Ontario border. Minutes from Parliament Hill, Albert Island, along with Chaudière Island and the NCC-owned Victoria Island, are often referred to as Asinabka, 'the place of glare rock'. This site has played a vital role in the region’s history: first as a geological wonder, later as a spiritual meeting place for the region’s Algonquin community and other First Nations, and later as the heart of Ottawa’s early lumber industry.
Albert Island – with its asphalt parking lots, storage areas, and industrial buildings – is presently unused and slated for redevelopment by 2030. For Arboretum 2015, we’ll be doing our best to temporarily transform this abandoned industrial site, into an otherworldly and immersive island party: a little magic to ring in the last long days of Summer 2015.
This is the first, large-scale public event to take place on Albert Island in centuries.
We hope you’ll join us.