Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario

"Healthy Exercise for a Healthier Ontario"

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Scheduled Events in Ontario from January ~ May, 2018

Updated Feb 20, 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


Jan 27

OTTAWA,  ON   Snow Shoe Walk

Start Point: Mer Bleue Conservation Area, P20, 2617 Anderson Rd, Ottawa  K1A 0E7

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: The Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa is one of the most outstanding natural features of the Greenbelt. Mer Bleue provides a unique opportunity to see a northern boreal landscape in Winter.


Feb 03

NORTH BAY,  ON   Fun Day in the Snow

Start Point: Clarion Resort Pinewood Park , 201 Pinewood Park Dr, North Bay  P1B 8Z4

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

Gateway Walkers Club   Michelle Michael   705-478-9339   rmichael@vianet.ca

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Hotel Parking Lot - Rear


Feb 03

OTTAWA,  ON   22nd Annual Winterlude Walk

Start Point: Sir John A Pub, 284 Elgin St, Ottawa  K2P 1M3

Distances: 5, 10, 16   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 10:30

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


Feb 11  START POINT CHANGE

OTTAWA,  ON   Welcome to Winterlude

Start Point: The Fox and Feather Pub & Grill, 283 Elgin St. Ottawa, ON, Ottawa  K2P 1M1

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT

WALK DESCRIPTION: Add some spice to your weekend and join us for a Winterlude walk, North America's greatest winter festival. Join your fellow walkers for brunch at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill, after your walk. Washrooms are available at start and finish.


Feb 17

OTTAWA,  ON   Ottawa Voyageurs AGM Walk

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

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2A   Registration 09:30 - 11:00

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: Start time for 10 K walkers is 09:30 am; Start time for 5 K walkers is at 10:30 am. The walk and lunch are free for all 2018 members of the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club.


Mar 17  NEW EVENT!

OTTAWA,  ON   St. Patrick’s Day

Start Point: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa  K2G 5K7

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 9:30 - 10:00

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


Apr 28

PERTH,  ON   Festival of Maples

Start Point: TBD, , Perth  

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Picnic Shelter


May 05

OTTAWA,  ON  

Start Point: TBD, , Ottawa  

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

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


May 08

OTTAWA,  ON   World Walking Day

Start Point: Royal Oak, 221 Echo Dr., Ottawa  K1S 1N1

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1A   Registration 18:00 - 19:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Every year on May 8 the IVV — our parent organization, the International Federation of Popular Sport — hosts World Walking Day. On that day, or sometime during that week, people all over the world celebrate the fun, fitness and friendship that we get from simply walking.. Celebrate with us and explore Old Ottawa East and the rejuvenation of Main St. as a complete street as well as local parks and green spaces.


May 11

NORTH BAY,  ON   Couchie Memorial

Start Point: North Shore Convinience, 31 Couchie Memorial Dr, North Bay  P1B 8G5

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot


May 12

OTTAWA,  ON   Move Your Feet So Kids Can Eat Charity Walk

Start Point: Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre, 240 Centrum Blvd #105, Ottawa  K1E 3J4

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 8:45:00 - 10:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Kathy Luten   613-830-7437   kathleen_luten@hotmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here  

WALK DESCRIPTION: All money and donations raised at this walk are contributed to the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre. Group Walks for both 5 K and 10 K walks depart at 09:30 am.


May 19

OTTAWA,  ON   Tulip Festival / National Walking Weekend

Start Point: Brewer Pool, 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa  K1S 5T1

Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 09:30

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Donna Sullivan   613-224-6880   tireddawgs@yahoo.ca

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here

WALK DESCRIPTION: Enjoy Ottawa's Tulip Festival. Explore the tulip beds at the National Experimental Farm and the shores of Dow’s Lake, the largest concentration of tulips at the festival. (parking at Brewer is free).


May 20

OTTAWA,  ON   Tulip Festival / National Walking Weekend

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

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the arrival of Spring & the tulips in downtown Ottawa, a symbol of the friendship that links the Netherlands & Canada. Books will be stamped at the beginning of this walk to encourage walkers to enjoy the festivities.


May 21

NORTH BAY,  ON   National Walking Weekend - Tim to Tim

Start Point: Value Village, 390 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay  P1A 2C7

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Parking Lot in front of Value Village


May 21

OTTAWA,  ON   Tulip Festival / National Walking Weekend

Start Point: Carleton University - Uni Centre, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa  K1S 5B6

Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 09:00 - 10:00

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Click here  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the Ottawa Tulip Festival along the Rideau Canal, Rideau River and the spectacular Hog’s Back Falls.


May 26

ALFRED,  ON   Discover Eastern Ontario

Start Point: Le Chardo Restaurant, 374 St. Philippe Street, Alfred  K0B 1A0

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: From Ottawa going East on Hwy 417, take Hwy 174 toward Orleans, and carry on straight on County Road 17 up to Alfred, going through Rockland and Plantagenet. The restaurant will be on your left on the main road, close to the middle of Alfred.

WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the small eastern Ontario town of Alfred. Alfred is a Franco-Ontarian community about 70 km east of Ottawa. Also known as the french-fry capital of Canada, Alfred is a picturesque rural town.