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Visitor & accessibility information

Volunteers directing people on the field

General information 

Visit the information tent for event details, first aid, or lost and found.

For the retrieval of items following Canada Day, please contact University of Waterloo Police Services at or 519-888-4567, ext. 22222. 

Directions and parking 

The University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration is held at the university's Columbia Lake Fields. For directions and parking lot locations, please visit the campus map.

All University of Waterloo campus parking lots are available and free of charge on Canada Day. Accessible parking is available in the OpenText parking lot off Frank Tompa Drive.

Please note: Columbia Street West from Hagey Boulevard to Westmount Road will be closed for the event.  


The University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration is accessible for persons with disabilities. The event will be equipped with accessible provisions including portable washrooms, parking and event access paths. 

Accessible parking is available in OpenText parking lot. An accessible travel path from the parking lot is outlined on site.