How do I get to Albert Island?

Walking
Albert Island is a 20-minute walk from Parliament Hill.

Cycling
Albert Island is located on the scenic Ottawa River Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the Canadian War Museum’s main entrance.

Transitway
Routes 86, 87, 95, 96 or 97 to Lebreton Station (a 5-minute walk to Albert Island) and Route 8 to War Museum (a 2-minute walk to Albert Island). The back of the War Museum will be used as our Para Transpo location.

Parking
Free parking is available at 3 Booth Street.
Paid, indoor parking is available at 1 Vimy Place, at the Canadian War Museum.

Other Parking
Wellington Street, Place de Ville, Place du Portage, Rue Maisonneuve, Terrace de la Chaudiere et Rue Eddy.

Pick-up & Drop-off
It’s most convenient to be dropped off and/or picked up at the Canadian War Museum (1 Vimy Place)—a 1-minute walk to the main entrance of the Brewery Market.

Safe pick-up and drop-off can also happen at 3 Booth Street—a 1-minute walk to the main entrance of the Brewery Market.

What is a Brewery Market?

The goal of The Brewery Market is to give you the chance to try out the best beers available in your region, in a comfortable and relaxed setting. At each Brewery Market you will be able to taste a number of different beers available from Ontario craft breweries.

Our mission is to introduce to you the best beers in our region — and the fine folks who brew them. At Brewery Market, you’ll find yourself in a comfortable and relaxed outdoor setting, tasting a smorgasbord of local beverages and enjoying the warm fuzzy feeling you get when your dollars support a great local charity.

What does it cost?

Admission is free, and always will be!

Where does the money go?

We are one of few beer festivals that does not charge brewers to attend. That means that your dollars go further to support your local brewer. But that’s not all! Proceeds of sales go to support our Ottawa Riverkeeper–Sentinelle Outaouais, a grassroots charity devoted to protecting the health of our river and its tributaries.

Hey! Why no samples?

Forget the typical beer events you’ve been to in the past! We’re more like a traditional beer garden. Above all, we offer an experience that encourages social engagement in an accessible, family-friendly outdoor setting where you can enjoy a full glass of cold, delicious, locally-crafted beer. For us, this means spending less time sampling and more time catching up with old friends, making new ones, or meeting brewers. And because many of the brewers are local, you can always stop by their headquarters for a visit!

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! We are family-friendly. Hintonburg Park in Ottawa features a wonderful play area. Bring your chairs and toys and come relax for the day!

Can I bring my pets?

Unfortunately, Hintonburg Park in Ottawa, has bylaws prohibiting the allowance of our furry beasts.

It’s raining. Is the event cancelled?

We pour, even if it’s pouring!