We are LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY from Canada’s biggest birthday party yet! And if you’re planning on joining Parliament Hill celebrations, plan to be there early to deal with added security.
About half a million people are expected to celebrate in downtown Ottawa this year on June 30, July 1 and July 2 as events take place.
Screening tents run by the RCMP will be set up on Wellington Street and everyone will have to go through a checkpoint and bag-check before they can go on Parliament Hill. Also, Ottawa’s Emergency Operations Centre will be running enhanced operations from June 24 until July 4.
So if you plan to catch some concerts at least say 8 PM, don’t get there at 7:45 thinking you’ll be in quickly, it’s going to take time.
More details below.