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Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario

"Healthy Exercise for a Healthier Ontario"

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Updated Mar 27, 2017

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 29

OTTAWA,  ON   Snowshoe Hike

Start Point: Mer Bleue Conservation Area, P21, Ridge Rd , Ottawa  K0A 2Y0

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Mer Bleue is the largest bog and natural area in Ottawa with cross-country ski and snow shoeing trails.


Feb 11

OTTAWA,  ON   Winterlude Along the Ottawa River

Start Point: Mill Street Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St., Ottawa  K1R 1C5

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

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 a meal or drink at the Mill Street Brew pub after your walk.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Trans-Canada Trail & Pavilion, Community, New Bridges


Feb 18

OTTAWA,  ON   Ottawa Voyageurs AGM Walk

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

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Start time for 10 K walkers is 10 AM; Start time for 5 K walkers is at 11 AM. The walk and lunch are free for all 2017 members of the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club.


May 13

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

Start Point: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa  K1E 0A1

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk raises money for the Orleans-Cumberland Resource Centre. All money collected at this walk is donated to the OCCRC by the Ottawa Voyageurs. Group Walks for both the 5 & 10 K routes will leave at 10:30 AM.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


May 20

OTTAWA,  ON   Tulip Festival / National Walking Weekend

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

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the Ottawa Tulip Festival at Hog’s Back Park which overlooks the spectacular Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, New Bridges


May 21

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 - 10:00

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

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.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, New Bridges


May 22

OTTAWA,  ON   Tulip Festival / National Walking Weekend

Start Point: Friends of the Farm Building 72, Arboretum, Experimental Farm, Ottawa  K1A 0C6

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Our final Tulip Festival walk explores the tulip beds at the National Experimental Farm and the shores of Dow’s Lake, the largest concentration of tulips at the festival — about 300,000.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Jun 14

OTTAWA,  ON   Exploring Orléans

Start Point: Broadway Bar & Grill, Portobello Plaza, 1968 Portobello Blvd., Ottawa  K4A 4E7

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk kicks off the Ottawa Voyageurs summer evening walks. Enjoy an evening walk and explore various areas of Ottawa. Join club members for a meal or a drink after the walk.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Jun 17

OTTAWA,  ON   Honouring French Heritage

Start Point: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Des Pères-Blancs Ave., Ottawa  K1L 7L5

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk celebrates the French heritage of the Vanier community and explores the more than 30 historic murals in the area.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Murals, Community


Jun 28

OTTAWA,  ON   Cyrville/Carson Grove Stroll

Start Point: Grace O'Malley's East Coast Pub & Restaurant, 1151 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa  K1J 7P6

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Continue the exploration of the Cyrville/Carson Grove community with a new walk in a recently developed neighborhood.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Jul 01

OTTAWA,  ON   Canada Day

Start Point: Taggart Family YM-YMCA, 180 Argyle Ave., Ottawa  K2P 1B7

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with us. Books will be stamped at the beginning of this walk to encourage walkers to enjoy the festivities.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Jul 12

OTTAWA,  ON   Rideau River Ramble

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

Distances: 5, 11   Difficulty: 2B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Jeannine McCann   613-829-5482   jeannine.mccann@sympatico.ca

WALK DESCRIPTION: Explore the Riverside Park community bordering the Rideau River.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Jul 26

OTTAWA,  ON   Roaming Rockcliffe & Rideau River North

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

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

WALK DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening walk through the Rockcliffe and North Rideau River communities.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Community, New Bridges


Aug 09

OTTAWA,  ON   Petrie Island Tour

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

Distances: 6, 11   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Petrie Island is well-known for its relatively pristine natural environment, diversity of species and two sandy beaches.


Aug 23

OTTAWA,  ON   Beacon Hill Promenade

Start Point: Dunn's Famous Breakfast & Pizza, 902 Shefford Road, Ottawa  K1J 6Y5

Distances: 5, 10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 17:30 - 18:30

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Our final Wednesday evening pub walk will explore the community of Beacon Hill.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Sep 09

OTTAWA,  ON   33rd Annual Ottawa Voyageurs Walk 150 / 30 Celebration

Start Point: Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre, 1490 Youville Road, Ottawa  K1C 2X8

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: The Ottawa Voyageurs treat you to an old fashioned volksmarch.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Sep 17

CUMBERLAND,  ON   Cavorting in Cumberland

Start Point: R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd., Cumberland  K4C 1P6

Distances: 5,10   Difficulty: 1B   Registration 10:00 - 11:00

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Tammy and Frank Simpson   613- 837-0170   tammylsimpson154@gmail.com

WALK DESCRIPTION: Take a tour of Cumberland with the Ottawa Voyageurs. Cumberland was founded in 1802 by the United Empire Loyalists.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


Nov 04

OTTAWA,  ON   Volunteer Appreciation Walk & Lunch

Start Point: Pine Grove Trai, 4058 Leitrim Road, Ottawa  K1G 3N4

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

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

WALK DESCRIPTION: Thank you to both the Voyageurs and Nomads volunteers. Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote each time about the kind of club you want to have.


Dec 10

OTTAWA,  ON   Christmas Lights

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

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

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club   Karen Venema   613-731-5417, 613-794-2253   mkarenvenema@gmail.com

WALK DESCRIPTION: Ottawa sparkles and shines during the Christmas season with 400,000 lights that glow throughout downtown Ottawa.

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAMS: Trans-Canada Trail, Community, New Bridges



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Updated Feb 5, 2017

OTTAWA - Central / Alta Vista, Riverview - PT 281

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 7, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

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


OTTAWA - Central / Billings Bridge, Old Ottawa South - PT 273

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 1B

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


OTTAWA - Central / Downtown - PT 268

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

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

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 2A

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.


OTTAWA - Central / Downtown - PT 277

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 6 to 45 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 2A

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


OTTAWA - Gloucester / Beacon Hill - PT 195

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B / 1A

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.


OTTAWA - Gloucester / Chapel Hill - PT 152

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

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.


OTTAWA - Orleans / Blackburn Hamlet - PT 233

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B / 1A

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.


OTTAWA - Orleans / Convent Glen - PT 213

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

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

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 10 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B

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.


OTTAWA - Orleans / Convent Glen South - PT 018

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1B / 2A

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


OTTAWA - Orleans / Fallingbrook - PT 050

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-01-02 ~ 2017-12-31    Distances: 5, 6, 11 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A / 3C

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


OTTAWA - South / Greely, Orchard View, Rideau Forest - PT 355

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

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

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-05-01 ~ 2017-10-31    Distances: 10**, 20 to 60 km    Difficulty Rating: 2B

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 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. **Note: Following changes to the IVV Rules in 2016, cycle distances may now include a 10 km option. This is the ONLY sanctioned cycle event in the Ottawa area.


OTTAWA - South / Greely, Orchard View, Rideau Forest - PT 356

Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

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

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

START POINT OPEN: 2017-05-01 ~ 2017-10-31    Distances: 5, 10, 15, 21, 32, 42 km    Difficulty Rating: 1A

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 rual-urban neighbourhoods of Greely West, Orchard View and Deer Meadows. The 21 - 42 km distances also use parts of the Leitrim-Osgoode Trail.


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