March begins at 11:00 on Parliament Hill
Who Can March?
The march is not only open to women. It is open to any individual who supports the notion that "Women's Rights are Human Rights."
Please note that the immediate space at the front of the march is reserved for the Indigenous drummers and the delegation from the Native Women's Association of Canada.
We ask that any traditionally marginalized people, including people of colour, LGBTQ2S community members, and people living with disabilities be allowed to march directly behind the Indigenous delegation.
Following a brief ceremony and address on Parliament Hill, we will head west on Wellington Street to Bank Street and then proceed south along Bank Street to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne.
Be mindful that this event is peaceful and family friendly.
March Start Point
March begins at 11:00 AM on Parliament Hill.
Secondary Meetup Points
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
729 Bank Street (corner First)
CUPW National Office
377 Bank Street (corner Lewis). Doors open at 11:00 a.m. at this fully accessible location.
For families with children
We are thrilled that World Changing Kids is participating at the march again this year, helping to make our event even more accessible to those with young children. Families can choose to meet at its location (TBC) near Parliament Hill.
Public Transit and Traffic Impacts
Please note that transit service will be affected by the march. Buses will be diverted off Bank Street for most of the day and all routes on downtown streets will experience delays.
For information about public transit impacts on January 19, please consult the OC Transpo website.
The following is recommended for groups travelling by motor coach:
After passengers exit near Parliament Hill, the coach should proceed to the free tour bus parking area at Lebreton Flats. Parking is free here for 3 hours.
For pick-up after the event, the coach should take Bronson Ave to Holmwood Ave, east on Holmwood to Monk St, north on Monk to the portion of the street marked "No Parking" on the east side of the street, located roughly between Holmwood and Thornton. The coach can wait here for its passengers to walk over from the Aberdeen Pavilion, which is about 300 metres away.
Please note that idling for more than 5 minutes is prohibited under City of Ottawa by-law.
Free parking can be found at the following lots.
If the free parking lots are full, here are some nearby lots and their weekend all-day rates.