A guide on how and where to find lockers and places to store your luggage in Ottawa as of 2020:
You saved all the sights you want to visit on your phone, looked up all the best restaurants and pubs, and checked out nightlife hotspots. But nothing kills the excitement of a holiday than carrying your luggage through the entire city.
No worries, LuggageHero is here to help. We’ve put together a comprehensive ad up-to-date guide on options for storing your luggage when around Ottawa.
All these companies can offer you bag storage in Ottawa – We’ve listed them below:
Ottawa Train Station
Customers of VIA Rain Canada can stow their suitcases in the train station lockers on the day of their departure from Ottawa. The service is complimentary for holders of Business, Touring, Sleeper or Prestige tickets, whereas those with an Economy ticket are charged $6 per item. Please note that overnight storage is not possible.
- Opening hours: 11:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Sunday)
- Address: 200 Tremblay Rd, Ottawa Open in Google Maps
Ottawa Central Station (bus station)
Passengers care stow their luggage for the price of $3 per item, with an additional $3 if you want to store extra bulky-items. Rental time limit is 24 hours.
- Opening hours: 05:00 – 02:45 (Monday – Sunday)
- Address: 265 Catherine Street, Ottawa Open in Google Maps
We’re mentioning this option rather because we want to bust the very popular online myth that this is a place where you could deposit your suitcases or trolleys. Unfortunately, for some year now they no longer accept items of luggage.
But if you find yourself after a shopping spree, really keen on going to a nice restaurant and with nowhere to leave your purchases, they will gladly keep your coats and shopping bags for the price of $2. Keep in mind that items cannot be stowed overnight.
- Opening hours:
09:30 – 21:00 (Monday – Saturday)
09:30 – 18:00 (Sunday)
- Address: 50 Rideau St, Ottawa Open in Google Maps
Luggage storage in Ottawa International Airport
The left luggage facilities at the Ottawa International Airport are operated by Pars2000, which charges $5 per bag per day, with an extra $8 charge for overnight deposit. One week comes in at $30, the second week costing $10.
Travelers arriving at the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) can store extra luggage at the Baggage Storage Service located on Level One at the south end of the passenger terminal building.
- Opening hours: 24 hours/ day (Monday – Sunday)
- Location: pre-security, level 1
Great Tip for how to get yourself FREE luggage storage in Ottawa:
TIP: The demand for luggage storage Ottawa is high and therefore it can be tricky to find places where you can store your belongings for free, but it is possible!
Travel Hack: Walk into a random hotel and act as you are staying there. Some hotels offer luggage storage for their guests and sometimes even for people who are not staying at the hotel, just ask! And remember to give a great tip in case they want to store it.
Alternative: Luggage storage at museums and galleries in Ottawa
With countless sight to see, Ottawa has a very rich and diverse cultural life. However, it might be more difficult to enjoy it, if you suddenly find yourself unable to enter a place you’ve been dying to visit because of your trolley.
We’ve made a quick list of all the main tourist attractions in Ottawa and their locker situation, so that you’re up-to-speed:
- National Gallery of Canada – the gallery offers free coat check service
- Canadian Museum of Nature – you can find coin-operated lockers to stow your bags
- Canadian War Museum – the museum has both self-service lockers as well as a coat check
- Notre Dame Basilica – as is the case with most places of worship, there are no storage options on the premises
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum – large bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the museum; the museum is equipped with a coat check
- Canada Science and Technology Museum – you can find the coat check in the entrance hall
Most hotels do offer to keep your bags for a few hours before your check-in or after checking out. Your best bet is to simply ask. If your hotel is a bit out of the way from your sightseeing itinerary or means of transportation, you’d might want to consider a luggage storage service which is more conveniently located.
Why are you searching for luggage storage in Ottawa?
Maybe you have to check out of your Airbnb apartment, rental place or hotel and your flight isn’t until tonight?
Or… You just arrived in Ottawa, ready to explore everything the city has to offer, but your rental place isn’t ready for you for 5 more hours? Most travelers have been in similar situations and experienced the struggle of luggage first hand.
Ottawa offers a range of possibilities when it comes to the luggage storage and we have gathered everything into this guide to help you.
Sightseeing and attractions just aren’t the same with a suitcase in each hand and a backpack on your shoulders. Free yourself from baggage to fully enjoy your time in Ottawa.