Parking lots in Chinatown

City of Ottawa

  • Somerset Street and Cambridge Street
  • Somerset Street and Empress Street
Capital Parking

  • Somerset and Lebreton Street
  • Somerset Street and Cambridge Street


  • Weekdays:  $3.00/hour
  • Weekends:  FREE (observe time limits)
  • 172, 1-hour and 2-hour metered parking spots

Free Parking

  • Side streets off Somerset Street West
  • 1 and 2 hour free parking


Strategically located in the center of the Ottawa-Gatineau capital region, Chinatown is within walking distance from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill especially on a nice day. It is a pleasant walk from many downtown hotels to discover this multicultural village with an Asian flavour.