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All Permanent Trails in Ottawa & the National Capital Region - 2018

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Updated Jan 04, 2018

Please note: In the case of discrepancy between printed walks information and the website, the WEBSITE shall have priority and any changes will be highlighted in RED


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

GREELY - Greely West, Orchard View, Rideau Forest subdivisions - PT355

Start Point Open: 2018-05-01 ~ 2018-10-31    Distances: 20 to 60 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Graham Fawcett - 613-821-0056 - grahamfawcett@mac.com

START POINT:  Greely West Park,  6485 Greely West Dr.,  Greely  K4P 1E8

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Manotick: turn east at the light at Manotick Main and Bridge St. Continue 10 km to Regional Rd 25 South (Stagecoach Rd). Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd and continue south to the fourth street on the right, Greely West Dr. Turn right onto Greely West Dr. and continue to Greely West Park.

WALK INFORMATION: Daylight hours.There is no walk box at this location. Participants must contact Graham Fawcett for instructions. The various routes follow many possibilities through the rural-urban neighbourhoods of Greely West, Orchard View, Deer Meadows and Rideau Forest. All routes use varying distances of the Doug Thompson Trail. The 60 km route will include the village of Osgoode, at the southern end of the Doug Thompson Trail.  As the trails are developed distances will increase from 20 km through 60 km in 5 km increments.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

GREELY - Greely West, Orchard View subdivisions - PT356

Start Point Open: 2018-05-01 ~ 2018-10-31    Distances: 5, 10, 15, 21, 32, 42 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Graham Fawcett - 613-821-0056 - grahamfawcett@mac.com

START POINT:  Greely West Park,  6485 Greely West Dr.,  Greely  K4P 1E8

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Manotick: turn east at the light at Manotick Main and Bridge St. Continue 10 km to Regioanl Rd 25 South (Stagecoach Rd). Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd and continue south to the fourth street on the right, Greely West Dr. Turn right onto Greely West Dr. and continue to Greely West Park.

WALK INFORMATION: Daylight hours. There is no walk box at this location. Participants must register online. The 5 - 15 km walks follow many possibilities through the rural-urban neighbourhoods of Greely West, Orchard View and Deer Meadows. The 21 - 42 km distances also use parts of the Leitrim-Osgoode Trail.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Kanata  - PT003

Start Point Open: 2018-05-01 ~ 2018-10-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Don & Joan Cooper - 613-831-4209 - koopdj@rogers.com

START POINT:  Rexall PharmaPlus (inside Hazeldean Mall),  300 Robertson Rd,  Ottawa  K2M 1C9


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Downtown Tourist Walk - PT005

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Michele Bell - 613-825-7180/613-220-1751 - gm.bell@rogers.com

START POINT:  The Scone Witch,  150 Elgin St.,  Ottawa  K1P 5J4

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Please Note: the entrance to The Scone Witch is on Gloucester Street.

WALK INFORMATION: Special Walking Program(s): TCT Pavilion (*Pavilion on 10 KM trail only), Capital City, Trans-Canada Trail, Bridges

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: TCT & Pavilion, Capital City, Trans-Canada Trail, Bridges


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Orleans - East - Convent Glen South - PT018

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B / 2A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Darlene Blight - 613-830-4782 - darlene.blight@gmail.com

START POINT:  Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex,  1490 Youville Drive,  Ottawa  K1C 2X8

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Proceed east on Hwy #417 and Regional Road 174 from Ottawa or west on Hwy 17 /174 from Hawkesbury. Take the Jeanne d'Arc exit and proceed south to the first intersection (Youville Dr.)  Turn right and the Recplex will be on your right.

WALK INFORMATION: Trails are on city streets, sidewalks and paved pathways. Pets must be on a leash at all times and cleaned up after.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Nepean - West - Woodroffe South - PT030

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5,6,10,11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Michele Bell - 613-825-7180 - gm.bell@rogers.com

START POINT:  Nepean Sportsplex,  1701 Woodroffe Avenue,  Ottawa  K2G 1W2

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Orleans - East - Fallingbrook - PT050

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 3C

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Ole Olson - 613-824-1583 - oleolson@magma.ca

START POINT:  Ray Friel Recreation Complex,  1585 Tenth Line Rd.,  Ottawa  K1E 3E8

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit Regional Road 174, at Tenth Line Road South, and proceed along Tenth Line to the Ray Friel Centre. The walk box is located on the back of the wall opposite the Sports Centre Information Desk (entrance to Washrooms). Free parking is available.   613-830-2747

WALK INFORMATION: Year round trail is rated 1A; summer trail is rated 3C.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Nepean - West - Crystal Beach - PT092

Start Point Open: 2018-01-01 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 6, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Kirsten Andreassen - 613-829-2237 - anorse@rogers.com

START POINT:  Petro-Canada,  3095 Carling Avenue,  Ottawa  K2H 5A4

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Capital City, Trans-Canada Trail


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Nepean - West - Greenbank - PT100

Start Point Open: 2018-01-01 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Jane Hare - 613-733-6943 - janehare@magma.ca

START POINT:  Mac's Convenience Store,  299 Greenbank Road,  Ottawa  K2H 8K9


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Nepean - West - Woodroffe - PT130

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Lorna Giles - 613-224-1332 - sassyg@rogers.com

START POINT:  Sports 4, College Square,  1371 Woodroffe Avenue,  Ottawa  K2G 1V7


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Kanata - West - PT147

Start Point Open: 2018-05-01 ~ 2018-10-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Sally Hare - 613-829-4809 - sdhare@rogers.com

START POINT:  Kanata Leisure Centre,  70 Aird Pl.,  Ottawa  K2L 4C9


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Stittsville - Village in west end of Ottawa - PT148

Start Point Open: 2018-04-14 ~ 2018-10-13    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Don Cooper - 613-831-4209 - koopdj@rogers.com

START POINT:  Shoppers Drug Mart,  1300 Main St.,  Ottawa  K2S 1S9


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Gloucester - East - Chapel Hill - PT152

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Darlene Blight - 613-830-4782 - darlene.blight@gmail.com

START POINT:  Mac's Convenience Store,  1600 Forest Valley Drive,  Ottawa  K1C 6X7

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit Regional Road 174, at Jeanne D'Arc Blvd, Turn Right to Orleans Blvd, Turn Right to corner of Forest Valley. Quickie Store is in the Mini Mall on your left. Walk Box located at the end of the counter closest to the door to the gas bar, ask staff for the walk box.

WALK INFORMATION: Trails are streets and sidewalks with some sections on dirt and paved paths.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Gloucester - East - Beacon Hill - PT195

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B / 1A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Carol Jobst - 613-744-2507 - ijobst@sympatico.ca

START POINT:  The Hill Butcher Shop & Deli, Beacon Hill Shopping Centre,  2339 Ogilvie Road,  Ottawa  K1J 7N3

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit Regional Road 174 at Montreal Road, turn west in direction to downtown; at  Ogilvie Road, turn right. Free parking is available.

WALK INFORMATION: Strollers and wheelchairs will have difficulty. The trail passes some very beautiful and unique homes and goes along the Ottawa River, a very pleasant and relaxing walk. Trail rating 2B in summer and 1A in winter.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Orleans - East - Convent Glen - PT213

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Kathy Luten - 613-830-7437 - kathleen_luten@hotmail.com

START POINT:  Ultramar Service Station,  6469 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd.,  Ottawa  K1C 2R1

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Ottawa proceed East on Hwy #417 to Regional Road 174 East, exit at Jeanne d'Arc North.  Turn left and follow Jeanne d'Arc north to to corner of Jeanne d'Arc and Orleans Boulevard.  The Ultramar station is directly in front of you. From Orleans proceed West on Regional Road 174 , exit at Jeanne d'Arc North.  Turn right and follow Jeanne d'Arc north to to corner of Jeanne d'Arc and Orleans Boulevard.  The Ultramar station is directly in front of you.

WALK INFORMATION: Trail is segmented - 2 x 5 km trails. Trails are on streets, sidewalks and dirt / paved paths.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Orleans - Blackburn Hamlet - east end of Ottawa - PT233

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B / 1A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Perry Crowder - 613-837-9914 - pcrowder@rogers.com

START POINT:  Shopper's Drug Mart,  2638 Innes Road,  Ottawa  K1B 4Z5

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit Regional Road 174 at Montreal Road exit and proceed East on Montreal Road which becomes St. Joseph Blvd. At Bearbrook Road, turn right.  At the corner of Bearbrook Road and Innes Road, the shopping mall is on your left, across Innes Road.  Free parking is available.

WALK INFORMATION: The trail takes you on the many paths through the numerous parklands of this green belt community.  The summer route is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Summer trail rating 1B, the year round trail is 1A.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Downtown - PT268

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 2A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Pat Derroche - 613-230-5659 - patderroche@rogers.com

START POINT:  Sports 4,  149 Bank St.,  Ottawa  K1P 5N7

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From East End: Exit Queensway at Nicholas St., turn left on Laurier Ave. and carry on straight to corner of Laurier and Bank Turn Right on Bank. From West End Exit Queensway at Kent and proceed to Laurier (direction North). Turn Right on Laurier to Bank. At Bank turn Left to the Start Point. Pay parking M-F, free on Sat. & Sunday.  613-234-6563

WALK INFORMATION: Trails are on sidewalks or shared pathways.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - West - Westboro - PT272

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

David Rupar  613-728-9510  drupar@magma.ca

START POINT:  Bridgehead Coffee House,  440 Richmond Road,  Ottawa  K2A 0E8

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Bridgehead Coffee House is located at the corner of Golden and Richmond.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Murals


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Billings Bridge / Old Ottawa South - PT273

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 1B

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Dorothy Prieur - 613-224-6880 - tireddawgs@yahoo.ca

START POINT:  RA Centre, (East Entrance Reception Desk),  2451 Riverside Dr.,  Ottawa  K1H 7X7

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From east, take Hwy 417 to Riverside Dr. South. Follow Riverside past Bank Street. RA LifeFit Centre is past the shopping mall on your left. From the west, exit Hwy 417 at Bronson. Follow Bronson South to Riverside East. Follow Riverside for a short distance. RA LifeFit Centre is on your right.

WALK INFORMATION: Trail is on streets, sidewalks and pathways.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Central Ottawa - Downtown - PT277

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 6 to 45 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 2A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Benoît Pinsonneault - 613-746-9071 - benoitpinson@rogers.com

START POINT:  Champagne Fitness Centre,  321 King Edward Ave [at York St.],  Ottawa  K1N 7M5

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 174 / 417, take the Nicholas Street exit to Rideau, right on Rideau to King Edward, left on King Edward to the Champagne Pool at the corner of York and King Edward.

WALK INFORMATION: Please note the 6 KM route is on the Trans Canada Trail. Distances possible: 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 and 45 km. A thematic walk - Tribute to the Canadian Forces. The many possible routes for this walk will take you by and through places and monuments of military interest. Examples: The War Museum, various statues, military cemeteries, the Peace Keeping Monument, etc. A completely documented brochure explaining some 36 locations is available free of charge for walkers.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Capital City


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Alta Vista / Riverview - East - PT281

Start Point Open: 2018-01-02 ~ 2018-12-31    Distances: 7, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Benoît Pinsonneault - 613-746-9071 - benoitpinson@rogers.com

START POINT:  Shoppers Drug Mart,  1559 Alta Vista Dr.,  Ottawa  K1G 0E9

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Exit Hwy 174 [Queensway] at Riverside Drive. Proceed south on Riverside to Industrial. Left at lights on Industrial. Right onto Alta Vista. The Alta Vista Centre and Shoppers are on the left just after the next lights. Park away from the immediate entrance to the drug store.

WALK INFORMATION: Trails are streets and sidewalks around the Ottawa Hospital [General Hospital, Children's Hospital and former National Defence Medical Centre].

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Lighthouse


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Nepean - West - Barrhaven in southwest Ottawa. - PT290

Start Point Open: 2018-05-01 ~ 2018-10-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

Nepean Nomads Walking Club

Bob Hubbard - 613-692-1251 - angandbob@sympatico.ca

START POINT:  Sobey's,  1581 Greenbank Road,  Ottawa  K2J 4Y6

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Near Strandherd Road