City of Ottawa Easter Schedule Changes

I would like to take a moment to remind residents of City of Ottawa Schedule Changes for Friday, April 14, Good Friday, and Monday, April 17, Easter Monday.

A full list of changes is available at:

Some highlights include:


  • Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be operating on modified schedules on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday,including public swimming, aquafitness, public skating and fitness schedules. Additional swimming and skating sessions will be offered at many sites. Please check ca or the facility of your choice for details.


  • Public skating will be offered at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Please check with ca for details.


  • Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled during the holiday season; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.


Garbage, green bin and recycling:

  • There will be no curbsidegreen binrecyclinggarbage or bulky item collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 15 and Easter Monday’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, April 18. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of April 17. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.


Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule on Good Friday. On Easter Monday there will be minor schedule reductions and school routes numbered in the 600s and supplementary school trips will not be in operation


Para Transpo operations:

  • Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed
  • Administration (613-244-1289) – closed
  • Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed
  • Reservations (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the line remains open until 12:30 a.m. for inquiries and other general information
  • Cancellation/information/general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 12:30 a.m.


  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.


Municipal child care services:

  • All Municipal Child Care Centres will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.