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Ottawa's Free Shuttle Bus Will Bring You To Gatineau Park Just In Time For Fall Rhapsody

This October, the NCC will have a free shuttle bus from Ottawa that will take you to Gatineau Park.

It will run on weekends from October 2 to 24 and Monday, October 11.

The red line will depart from the Supreme Court of Canada and run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with trips every 25 to 35 minutes.

Along the route, it will stop at some of the top sights in Gatineau Park like Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate, and King Mountain.

While onboard, you'll be able to get off at any stop where you want to visit the nearby lookout points and hiking trails to see the colourful leaves.

No tickets are required to use this free service, and seats will run on a first-come, first-served basis.

NCC Free Fall Rhapsody Shuttle Bus

Price: Free

When: October 2-24 (weekends only), and Monday, October 11

Address: Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON and various locations in Gatineau Park

Why You Need To Go: The service is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a car or doesn't want to worry about parking.


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