Picnic on the bridge

Interprovincial picnic on the bridge

July 2, 2017
Alexandra Bridge and rue Laurier

A first in Canada! The Alexandra Bridge will be transformed into a harbour of lush greenery, where residents and visitors from both sides of the Ottawa River will be able to gather and enjoy a first in Canada, on July 2, 2017.

Ottawa and Gatineau are two cities that form one community. On July 2, 2017, residents and visitors from both sides of the Ottawa River will come together to enjoy a Canadian first: an Interprovincial Picnic on the Alexandra Bridge.

The Picnic on the Bridge will be a breathtaking and memorable way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, as the historic Royal Alexandra Bridge will be transformed into a lush green haven, where families and friends can picnic on the grass and enjoy majestic views of the Ottawa River.

The event which will feature entertainment, samplings, special giveaways and one of the most breathtaking views in the region.


Tickets for picnic area on the bridge are $40 CA (plus tax and service charges) and can accommodate a maximum of 4 people.

Seatings will take place at:

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please note:

  • Your purchase includes an 8’ x 8’ picnic space for a maximum of 4 people
  • This is a RAIN OR SHINE event
  • We invite you to pack your favourite picnic items to dine on
  • Permitted accessories: picnic basket or backpack, blanket, wheelchairs
  • Baby carriages/strollers are not recommended. A stroller park will be available at each entrance of the bridge.

Note: Tickets for this event are sold-out, please come back again for other events!

Image événement Pique-nique sur le pont

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