Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario

"Healthy Exercise for a Healthier Ontario"

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Scheduled Events in Ontario from August ~ September, 2018

Updated Jan 03, 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


Aug 04

OTTAWA,  ON   Walkfest

Start Point: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa  K1P 1J1

Distances: 5, 10, 21   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:30

Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com


Aug 05

OTTAWA,  ON   Walkfest

Start Point: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa  K1P 1J1

Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:30

Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com


Aug 08

OTTAWA,  ON   Petrie Island Promenade

Start Point: Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr., Ottawa  K1C 1T1

Distances: 6, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom   613-435-0568   walking4fun2@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Petrie Island is situated in the Ottawa River and is well-known for its relatively pristine natural environment, diversity of species and two sandy beaches. The 6 K walk explores the community of


Aug 12

AMHERST ISLAND,  ON   Amherst Island Walk

Start Point: Stella Point, , Amherst Island  K0H 2S0

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B  

King's Town Trekkers Volkssport Club   Sue Osborn   613-634-4239   osbornjs@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Hwy 401 take County Road #4 Exit 593 soputh to Lake Ontario. Turn right on Hwy 33, Ferry Landing on your left about 1 kilmetre. From Kingston, follow Bath Road westbound until it becomes Loyalist Parkway Hwy 33 and head west until you pass County Road #4. Ferry on left about 1 kilmetre.

WALK DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Island walk. There is limited parking at the ferry, so carpooling strongly suggested. There is a fee for the ferry, exact change only - TBA. BBQ to follow at 700 Millwood DR. K7M 8Z1


Aug 15

OTTAWA,  ON  

Start Point: Greenfields Gastro Public House, 900 Greenbank Road, Ottawa  K2J 4P6

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30

Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com


Aug 18

CARP,  ON  

Start Point: Carp Market, Carp  

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:30 - 10:00

Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com


Aug 22

OTTAWA,  ON   Rothwell Heights Hike

Start Point: Lunergans Pub & Eatery, 1661 Montreal Rd, Ottawa  K1J 9B7

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoit Pinsonneault   613-746-9071   benoitpinson@rogers.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: Rothwell Heights is one of Ottawa's most prestigious neighbourhoods. Custom homes, some with grand views of the Ottawa River, are nestled among mature trees and parkland.


Aug 25

CASSELMAN,  ON   More Days Walk

Start Point: Microtel Inn & Suites Casselman, 17 Industriel St, Casselman  K0A 1M0

Distances: 50-55   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 08:30 - 09:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoît Pinsonneault   613-746-0971, 613-290-2652   benoitpinson@rogers.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: The Trail traverses the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and crosses through five of the eight municipalities, East Hawkesbury, Champlain, La Nation, Alfred-Plantagenet, and Clarence-Rockland. Pasture lands and farms provide a tranquil and leisurely backdrop.


Aug 25

CASSELMAN,  ON   More Days Cycle

Start Point: Microtel Inn & Suites Casselman, 17 Industriel St., Casselman  K0A 1M0

Distances: 100-125   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 08:30 - 09:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Benoît Pinsonneault   613-746-9071, 613-290-2652   benoitpinson@rogers.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: The Trail traverses the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and crosses through five of the eight municipalities, East Hawkesbury, Champlain, La Nation, Alfred-Plantagenet, and Clarence-Rockland. Pasture lands and farms provide a tranquil and leisurely backdrop.


Aug 25

NORTH BAY,  ON   Kinsmen Trail

Start Point: Comfort Inn, 1200 O'Brien St, North Bay  P1B 6G2

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 10:00 - 10:30

Gateway Walkers Club   Louise Dietrich   705-474-6716   sartoviola@hotmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rear Parking Lot of Comfort Inn


Sep 08

OTTAWA,  ON  

Start Point: Hog’s Back Park Pavilion, Hog's Back Rd, Ottawa  K1A 0M2

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30

Nepean Nomads Walking Club   Lorna Giles   613-224-1332   sassyg@rogers.com


Sep 14

NORTH BAY,  ON   End of summer Walk

Start Point: Rotary Shelter at the waterfront, Memorial Dr, North Bay  

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 15:30 - 16:00

Gateway Walkers Club   André Tardif   705-495-2242   tardifandre@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Rotary Shelter at the waterfront


Sep 15

OTTAWA,  ON   34th Annual Ottawa Voyageurs Walk

Start Point: Jonny Canuck's Bar & Grill, 900 Watters Rd., Ottawa  K4A 0B4

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Claire Goulet   613-590-7870   clairegoulet@rogers.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us and discover Princess Louise Falls, an Orleans gem that towers in clear view from St. Joseph Blvd. This walk follows the walking trails that lead to this very accessible and scenic waterfall.