Roads throughout downtown will be closed periodically over the next three weekends for the Winterlude festival.
Today from 2 :00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. the annual festival will close the northbound lane of Queen Elizabeth Drive between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street West, as well as the westbound lane of the Laurier Avenue ramp.
Saturday will bring closures on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and on Laurier Avenue between Elgin and Nicholas streets. These closures will take place over the next three Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The same roads will be closed on Sundays until Feb. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
OC Transpo will be operating a free shuttle service on the weekends running between Dow’s Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park.