Canadian Tire Centre is located at 1000 Palladium Drive in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It resides in the K2V 1A5 zip code.
For hockey games, the venue has a capacity of 20,500 including standing room. For basketball games and concerts, it holds 20,500.
Ground broke in July of 1994, with the venue officially opening on January 15, 1996. Canadian Tire Centre is home to the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.
From Downtown Ottawa
Take Highway 417 (the Queensway) west to the Palladium Drive Exit. The 4 lane arena-specific interchange will head directly to the Air Canada Centre.
From South of Ottawa
Follow Highway 31 or Highway 416 to the 417. Head West on Highway 417 to the Palladium Drive Exit.
From Outaouais Region
Take the Portage Bridge across the Ottawa River. Proceed on Wellington Street to Lyon Street and head south on Lyon Street to Highway 417 (the Queensway). Follow the Queensway West to the Palladium Drive Exit.
From West of Ottawa
Take either Highway 7 or Highway 17 to Highway 417(the Queensway). Follow the Queensway East to the Palladium Drive Exit.
The OC Transpo Bus has several routes that connect to the Canadian Tire Centre. The OC Transpo routes 401, 402, 403, 404 and 405 all connect to the venue. For smaller events, use route 404.
There are seven (7) accessible parking lots surrounding the Canadian Tire Centre. They are listed numerically from 1-9, with the exception of Lots 2 and 8. Lots 1 and 3 are the closest to the venue while 4, 5,6,7 and 9 all lie further away. Parking price varies based on the proximity of the lot (i.e. 1 will likely be more expensive than 9).
Gates and Openings
The Canadian Tire Centre has three (3) main accessible gates to the public. They are labeled as Gate 1, located on the western side of the stadium, the Dodge Gate, located in the southeastern section of the stadium, and Gate 3, located at the northwestern section of the venue. Gates will typically open 60 minutes prior to the start of an event.
Bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 will be permitted into Canadian Tire Centre. This is in compliance with the bag policy of the NFL, which allows fans to safely and comfortably fit bags underneath seats. All bags are subject to search by venue personnel. If fans fail to comply with standard bag search procedure, they risk being denied access to the event.