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Best Gas Stations in Ottawa Where You Can Chill Out While Fueling Up

Fuel Quality: We ensured that the gas stations provide high-quality fuel that keeps your vehicle running smoothly. Reliable fuel quality is essential for maintaining engine performance.

Customer Service: We looked for helpful staff who were ready to assist with any needs or questions. Friendly and efficient staff can make a world of difference during a pitstop.

Amenities: We looked for additional amenities such as convenience stores, car washes, and air pumps. Extra services can make your stop more convenient and enjoyable.

Facilities/Equipment: We evaluated the quality of facilities available at each gas station, ensuring that they are functioning properly.

Prices: We compared fuel and convenience store prices to ensure that the stations offered competitive and fair rates. While not the sole factor, competitive prices are definitely a win for budget-conscious road warriors!

Cleanliness: We evaluated the cleanliness of the gas stations. From sparkling restrooms to spotless convenience stores and well-maintained pumps, cleanliness was a top concern.

Payment Options: We checked for a variety of payment methods, including credit/debit cards, mobile payments, and loyalty programs. Multiple payment options offer greater flexibility for customers.

We all gotta fill ‘er up sometimes, but who says gas stations have to be boring? 

Recently, I polled my friends for our next review adventure, searching for something unexpected yet crucial. Then, it hit me: Ottawa’s gas stations! (Genius, right?)

Gas stations are more than just pump-and-go. They’re lifesavers on road trips, offering quick bites, bathroom breaks, and a moment to regroup before hitting the gas.

So, we hit the pavement on a mission to unearth the top gas stations in town. Here’s the ultimate guide to the best gas stations in Ottawa for fueling your car and your next adventure!

How much does gas cost in Ottawa?

The average price of gas in Ottawa is around $1.66 per liter. This translates to roughly $7.47 per gallon.

The global price of crude oil and federal and provincial taxes are two major variables that can affect gas prices in Ottawa.

1. Costco Gas Station


Address: 4315 Strandherd Dr, Nepean

Phone: (613) 714-0913

Business hours:

  • Mon – Fri: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:30 AM – 7 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM



If you’re looking to fill up your tank without breaking the bank, Costco gas station is the way to go.

Costco consistently offers some of the cheapest fuel around, thanks to their high-volume, low-price philosophy. And don’t let the low prices fool you—Costco gas is actually Top Tier certified, meeting and exceeding industry standards for quality. 

They even offer Kirkland Signature Gasoline with an extra kick of these cleaning additives, boasting improved performance and reduced emissions.

We like that they’re designed for speedy service. One-way traffic keeps things flowing, and those extra-long hoses mean no wrestling over which pump to choose.

Here’s the catch—Costco gas stations are exclusive to members and Costco Shop Card holders. If you’re not already a member, you’ll need to sign up to reap the gas savings.


  • Affordable gas prices
  • Top Tier certified
  • Offers Kirkland Signature Gasoline
  • One-way traffic and extra-long hoses
  • Has trained attendants


  • Exclusive to members and Costco Shop Card holders

Customer Reviews

The best place in town to get gas

“The best place in town to get gas. My car takes Premium and Costco always has the best price.” — Leo Snow Paws, Google Review

Lowest price within 50 km

“Lowest price within 50 km ….no wonder they do a million in gas sales every week …. but seriously Axe the Tax !!!!!” — Brent Cross, Google Review

2. MacEwen Fallowfield


Address: 4564 Fallowfield Rd

Phone: (613) 838-2768

Business hours: Mon – Sun: Open 24 hours



MacEwen Fallowfield—easy to access from Highway 416—might be your perfect pit stop; it boasts a rich history, starting from a family-run oil business in 1976. Now a central Canadian leader, their dedication to quality keeps communities fueled.

Clean restrooms are a must on any road trip, and we’re happy to report that MacEwen Fallowfield delivers—we like their well-maintained, hygienic washrooms. They even have ample parking for all sizes, from cars to commercial vehicles.

Say goodbye to boring gas station food—they’ve got pizzas, hot dogs, and even sandwiches made fresh, as well as cold drinks and coffee. And, they even offer MacEwen gift cards—perfect for the practical person or road trip fanatic on your list.

We did notice inconsistent item pricing at this particular MacEwen station. You might want to speak to a manager if a cashier refuses to honor advertised promo prices at their convenience store.


  • Open since 1976
  • Next to Highway 416
  • Wide selection of fresh snacks and drinks
  • Offers MacEwen gift cards
  • Has clean restrooms
  • Ample parking for all sizes


  • Inconsistent item pricing

Customer Reviews

This location has the lowest gas prices in town

“This location has the lowest gas prices in town, tried last night and confirmed. The store is also tidy and helpful staff all the time.” — King Gamer, Google Review

Cleanest station I’ve been to so far in Ottawa

“Cleanest station I’ve been to so far in Ottawa and probably in South East Ontario. The coffee is always fresh and delicious. The staff are great, friendly and very helpful.” — Bader, Google Review

3. Pioneer


Address: 631 Industrial Ave

Phone: (613) 247-2744

Business hours: Mon – Sun: Open 24 hours



If you need a gas station that does it all, Pioneer gas station at Industrial Ave is your pick. They’re open 24/7—the ideal one-stop shopping for your road trip essentials. 

Their large, modern convenience store is packed with everything you need—coffee, snacks, drinks, you name it. And if you’re feeling peckish, there’s a Tim Hortons drive-thru attached, perfect for a quick morning coffee and donut fix.

Let’s face it, a clean car makes a happy driver. That’s why we appreciate their fantastic car wash (brush-based, not touchless) that’ll leave your car sparkling.

Additionally, they have a rewards program that lets you earn points with your phone number, both in-store and at the pump. You can also link your CIBC card for extra savings on gas—every penny counts, right?

On the other hand, we’ve seen the less-than-stellar bathroom conditions at this Pioneer location. Pack some travel wipes, just in case.


  • Open 24/7
  • Has a convenience store
  • Has a Tim Hortons drive-thru
  • Has a car wash
  • Has a rewards program


  • Less-than-stellar bathroom conditions

Customer Reviews

One of the nicest Gas Station locations in the city

“One of the nicest Gas Station locations in the city. I work in the area, so it is a short commute. They also offer a competitive mobile rewards program, that lets you collect points, and redeem them for up to 10¢ off per litre on fuel. The convenience store is modern and large. You can find anything from coffee, to snacks and beverages. Unfortunately, I do not recommend purchasing anything from the Tim Hortons location. I’ve had poor experiences with stale food. Otherwise, I’d highly recommend anyone to stop by!” — FamSquad Media, Google Review

Always the best price in the city

“Always the best price in the city. And it’s always so busy but because of the amount of pumps and the efficiency of the amazing staff, it runs so smoothly. Love this location, staff are always super friendly and no matter the time of day they have a solid amount of staff, unlike other gas stations that put one person behind the cash overnight. Great location even if it is a bit out of the way. Traffic into Trainyards can be frustrating but this station is the best with the friendliest staff in the city. Thank guys!” — Nick J, Google Review

4. Petro-Canada


Address: 1432 Baseline Rd

Phone: (613) 226-1219

Business hours: Mon – Sun: Open 24 hours



Petro-Canada is a gas station chain that bleeds maple syrup, so to speak. Owned by Suncor, they’ve been around since 1975, representing Canada from coast to coast. 

Their Petro-Points program lets you rack up points on gas and in-store purchases, which you can redeem for sweet rewards. Their app makes earning points even easier (and lets you activate car washes at some locations, which is handy).

They’re not just about filling your tank—they have convenience stores with ATM machines and a decent selection of snacks and travel essentials. And they carry diesel and DEF for those who need it.

Keep in mind, however, that not all of their locations have car washes, so you might need to do a quick app check before you get your suds on. On the bright side, they offer both soft cloth and touchless washes.

Note that we encountered some slightly unfriendly staff members.


  • Founded in 1975
  • Petro-Points program
  • Offers gift cards
  • Convenience stores with ATM
  • Carries diesel and DEF


  • Reports of surly workers

Customer Reviews

Least expensive fuel in the area

“Least expensive fuel in the area. Can’t complain about that.” — Pietro Paolo D’Ascanio, Google Review

Always helpful staff, excellent service

“Always helpful staff, excellent service, and they have everything you need when you’re on the go.” — Nick C, Google Review

5. Esso


Address: 450 Bank St

Phone: (613) 236-0350

Business hours: Mon – Sun: Open 24 hours



Esso stations can be a welcome sight for drivers on the go, offering a range of services that cater to road trip needs. For starters, they boast 24-hour operations—a lifesaver for those late-night drives.  

Beyond fuel, we saw that their spacious convenience stores are generally clean and well-stocked. Plus, the holy grail for many Canadians—a Tim Hortons is attached to many Esso stations, providing that crucial coffee fix and breakfast options.

Bonus points for their consistently clean restrooms—a welcome relief for anyone on a long journey.

Esso caters to a variety of vehicles, offering multiple gasoline grades, including higher-octane options for performance-oriented cars. Diesel users are also well-served, with both regular diesel and Synergy Diesel Efficient available.  

However, slow pumps and malfunctions seem to be a recurring theme, potentially turning a quick pit stop into a frustrating wait. 


  • 24-hour operations
  • Has a convenience store
  • Clean restrooms
  • Multiple gasoline grades
  • Offers regular and Synergy Diesel Efficient
  • Has a Speedpass+ mobile payment app


  • Reports of slow pumps

Customer Reviews

Amazing people run this Esso location

“Amazing people run this Esso location. They are an extremely lovely and hard working family.” — Rebecca Morin, Google Review

Very helpful staff

“Very helpful staff, I was looking for some guidance on a place and they helped me even though I didn’t make any purchase.” — Swathi Mudili, Google Review

We’ve covered keeping your tank full with the best gas stations in Ottawa, but what happens if your car decides to take a pit stop of its own? Let’s shift gears and explore the top roadside assistance options in Ottawa to get you back on the road in no time!