Traffic Conditions in Ottawa

Compared to many big cities, Ottawa is still an easy place to get around. Traffic is heavy during rush hours -- and after a Senators game in Kanata -- but overall traffic flows well. Plus, we have a good public transit system, and a vast network of bike paths, so it's easy to leave the car at home and avoid the congestion altogether.

Driving Conditions - Local

  • Gas Prices in Ottawa
    A list of the best and worst gas prices in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Provided by
  • #otttraffic on Twitter
    A live feed of traffic conditions from a variety of sources.
  • Ottawa Traffic Cams / Queensway Traffic Cams
    Live video feeds of traffic hot spots around Ottawa.
  • Highway 417 interactive map
    This interactive map from the Province of Ontario shows traffic problems and roadwork along Highway 417 aka The Queensway.
  • Major road work and street closures
    A list of major road closures and detours happening in Ottawa this week. You can find lots of information, including smaller disruptions and an interactive traffic map too.
  • Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)
    The OSTA looks after school bus transportation for the major school baords in Ottawa. This is the place to look for the latest on school bus cancellations due to bad weather.
  • Ottawa Maps Guide
    A huge variety of local maps to help you get around.
  • City of Ottawa SNOWLINE: 580-2460 (for updates about snow clearing and when you can and can't park your car on city streets)

Driving Conditions - Highway

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