Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario

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Updated March 08, 2018

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Scheduled Events 2018


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:

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 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:  

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.


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:  

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 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 08:45 - 10:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Kathy Luten   613-830-7437   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

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:

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:  

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

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:  

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.


Jun 13

OTTAWA,  ON   Blackburn Hamlet

Start Point: Blackburn Arms Pub & Restaurant, 2586 Innes Rd., Ottawa  K1B 4Z6

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club         

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk kicks off the Ottawa Voyageurs summer evening walks. Explore Blackburn Hamlet which is surrounded by the National Capital Commission greenbelt which provides Blackburn Hamlet residents and visitors with over 250 km of hiking and cross country skiing trails.  Join us for drinks or a meal, at the Blackburn Arms Pub, after the walk.


Jun 16

OTTAWA,  ON   Honouring French & Indigenous Heritage

Start Point: Clocktower Brew Pub, 422 MacKay St., Ottawa  K1M 1M1

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Get to know the French and indigenous heritage of the Vanier community and discover historic homes and monuments. Vanier is an historically francophone neighbourhood and a hub for 60% of Ottawa's aboriginal people.


Jun 27

OTTAWA,  ON   A Tale of Two Cemeteries

Start Point: The Works, 363 St Laurent Blvd., Ottawa  K1K 2Z7

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

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Notre-Dame Cemetery, established in 1872, is Ottawa's oldest and largest Catholic Cemetery. It is the burial place for Wilfred Laurier, a Canadian Prime Minister and other well-known Canadians.  Beechwood Cemetery is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. In addition to being Canada's National Cemetery, it is also the National Military Cemetery of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Memorial Cemetery. Our walk will take us through this beautiful woodland cemetery.


Jul 01

OTTAWA,  ON   Canada Day Crush

Start Point: Canadian war Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa  K1A 0M8

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Marion Boom   613-224-6880   walking4fun2@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Canada's birthday and explore what's happening in downtown Ottawa & Jacques Cartier Park. Books will be stamped at the beginning of this walk to encourage walkers to enjoy the festivities. Entry to the Canadian War Museum is free today.


Jul 11

OTTAWA,  ON   Riverside Pub Ramble

Start Point: Riverside Pub, 3673 Riverside Dr., Ottawa  K1V 1G8

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Heather Briggs   613-738-3340   hbriggs28@hotmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the streets and trails of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club community and enjoy a meal or drinks at the reknowned Riverside Pub after your walk.


Jul 25

OTTAWA,  ON   Historic Lowertown & Sandy Hill

Start Point: The Royal Oak, 337 Crichton St., Ottawa  K1M 1W3

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 18:00 - 18:30

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening walk through Sandy Hill and historic Lowertown, the oldest part of the city. Lowertown's diverse population makes it one of the city's more interesting neighbourhoods. Sandy Hill is home to a number of embassies which we will pass by on our walk.


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:  

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 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:  

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 8:30 - 09:00

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

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 8:30 - 09:00

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

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.


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:  

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.


Sep 29

GATINEAU,  QC   NCC Fall Rhapsody

Start Point: Gatineau Park, see the OVO website for more details., Gatineau  

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 3B   Registration 09:30 - 10:30

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: The NCC Fall Rhapsody Festival offers a spectacular chance to experience the beauty of the season in the heart of Gatineau Park, while being surrounded by the most picturesque scenery imaginable.


Oct 13

GREELY,  ON   Gravitate to Greely

Start Point: Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr, Greely  K4P 1B1

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Jane Fawcett   613-821-0056    fawcett.jane@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Greely is currently the largest rural village in terms of land area and the third largest in terms of population in the City of Ottawa. Greely is home to a set of tight-knit and unique communities throughout the area. Most homes sit one acre to 2-acre lots.


Dec 15

ORLEANS,  ON   Christmas Lights

Start Point: Royal Oak Pub, 1981 St Joseph Blvd., Orleans  K1C 1E5

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:00 - 18:00

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:  

WALK DESCRIPTION: Taffy Lane. When it comes to Christmas lights, there is probably no block better in all of Ottawa than Taffy Lane in Orléans, a White Hole of Christmas, where, at least for December, no dark matter escapes.



Permanent Trails 2018


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Defense Medical Centre].

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Lighthouse


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR (Regional Cycle Event)

OTTAWA - Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton & National Regions (incl. Gatineau, QC). - PT355R (Cycle Permanent Trail)

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

START POINT:  (No walk box available locally. See 'DIRECTIONS', below.)

Start Point Open: 2018-04-15 ~ 2018-10-14    Distances: 10 to 60 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B

Postal Code for Google Maps / MapQuest:  N/A

WALK INFORMATION: Daylight hours. Participants must contact Graham Fawcett for preregistration or register online.

Participants may also use their own technology and knowledge of the Ottawa-Carleton Region to participate: mapmyride.com / garmin.com

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

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Open Start Points anywhere on or near the 800 km network of walking and cycling paths and lanes in the Ottawa-Carleton and National Capital Regions (incl. Gatineau, QC). Link for the regional pathway map. Every Sunday morning, from Victoria Day to Labour Day, from 09:00 to 12:00, the major parways are closed to traffic and open for family cycling. See Nokia Bikedays .

Note re: Cycling Events: The CVF allows cyclists to register one Cycle distance in their Walks books per half year. i.e. one distance before June 30, and one after July 1. Minimum cycling distance is 10 km. each time. Proper safety wear is required for all cyclists.


Ontario / Ottawa & NCR

OTTAWA - Greely - Greely West, Orchard View, Rideau Forest subdivisions - PT356

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

START POINT:  Greely West Park,  6485 Greely West Dr. (No walk box available locally. See 'WALK INFORMATION', below.)

Start Point Open: 2018-04-15 ~ 2018-10-14    Distances: 5, 10, 15, 21, 32, 42 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

Postal Code for Google Maps / MapQuest:  K4P 1E8

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 and the Rideau Forest subdivision.

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

DIRECTIONS TO START: 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.


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