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Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

Club website:  ottawavoyageurs.ca



Updated September 15, 2021

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.



Scheduled Events 2021

July 01  

OTTAWA, ON   AGM Walk

START POINT: Rockcliffe Community Centre, 360 Springfield Road K1M 0K7

SPORT TYPE: Walk               ACTIVITY TYPE: Self-guided / Map Walk

DISTANCES:     5, 10             RATING: 1B     

REGISTRATION: 09:30 – 10:00

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Marion 613-435-0568 walking4fun2@gmail.com

WALK INFORMATION: Contactless registration will be in place – signed OVO Annual Waiver will be required. Routes go through Rockcliffe Park, Manor Park and McKay Lake.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians


June 24 (June 24 to 28)

OTTAWA, ON   Pleasant Park

START POINT: Parking Lot Billing's Estate, 2100 Cabot Street K1H 6K1

SPORT TYPE: Walk               ACTIVITY TYPE: Self-guided / Map Walk

DISTANCES:     5, 10             RATING: 1A     

REGISTRATION: 09:30 – 10:00

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Karen 613-731-5417 mkarenvenema@gmail.com

WALK INFORMATION: Contactless registration will be in place – signed OVO Annual Waiver will be required. Explore Pleasant Park and the Billings estate areas.


September 18 NEW WALK

OTTAWA, ON   Tribute to Our Educators Charity Walk

START POINT: Lisgar Field, 29 Lisgar Street K2P 0B9

SPORT TYPE: Walk               ACTIVITY TYPE: Self-guided / Map Walk

DISTANCES:     5, 10             RATING: 2B     

REGISTRATION: 09:30 – 10:00

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Jane 613-821-0056 fawcett.jane@icloud.com

WALK INFORMATION: Contactless registration will be in place – signed OVO Annual Waiver will be required.


October 16  NEW WALK

OTTAWA, ON A Walk Along the Rideau

START POINT: Brewer Park Parking Lot, 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5T1

SPORT TYPE: Walk               ACTIVITY TYPE: Self-Guided / Map Walk

DISTANCES:     5, 10              RATING: 1A

REGISTRATION: 10:00 – 10:30

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club

CONTACT: Marion, 613-435-0568 walking4fun2@gmail.com

WALK INFORMATION: Enjoy a lovely Autumn walk through Commissioners Park and along the Rideau Canal

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Winter Walking Program, Famous Canadians

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:

Approved      MB     CVF          Date: 15 Sep 21

SANCTION NUMBER: 10635


December 11  NEW WALK

OTTAWA, ON Christmas Lights Walk

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

SPORT TYPE: Walk               ACTIVITY TYPE: Self-Guided / Map Walk

DISTANCES:     5, 10             RATING: 1B     

REGISTRATION: 1800:18:30

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs Waling Club

CONTACT: Marion, 613-435-0568 walking4fun2@gmail.com

WALK INFORMATION: Take a stroll through areas of Orleans and enjoy the Christmas Lights along Candy Cane Lane and other areas

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Winter Walking Program, Famous Canadians

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: take Hwy 174 to Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. Go south on Jeanne d'Arc to Youville Dr and turn right then right again into the back parking lot.

Approved      MB     CVF          Date: 15 Sep 21

SANCTION NUMBER: 10636




Permanent Trails 2021


OTTAWA - PT018 (Orleans - East - Convent Glen South)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1B / 2A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Darlene - 613-830-4782

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


OTTAWA - PT050 (Orleans - East - Fallingbrook)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-05-01 ~ 2021-10-31    DISTANCES: 5, 6, 11 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1A / 3C

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Ole - 613-824-1583

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

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Community


OTTAWA - PT152 (Gloucester - East - Chapel Hill)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10, 11 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1B

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Darlene - 613-830-4782

START POINT:  Circle K,  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.


OTTAWA - PT195 (Gloucester - East - Beacon Hill)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 10 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 2B / 1A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Maria - 613-745-6549

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.


OTTAWA - PT213 (Orleans - East - Convent Glen)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 10 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1B

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Kathy - 613-830-7437

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.


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

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 10 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1B / 1A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Perry - 613-837-9914

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.


OTTAWA - PT268 (Downtown)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 5, 10 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1A / 2A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Pat - 613-230-5659

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.


OTTAWA - PT277 (Central Ottawa - Downtown)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 6 to 45 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1A / 2A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Benoit - 613-746-9071

START POINT:  No walk box available locally.

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: IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Champagne Poolis closed until further Notice. Please call Benot to register. 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.î

SPECIAL WALKING PROGRAM: Capital City


OTTAWA - PT281 (Alta Vista / Riverview - East)

START POINT OPEN: 2021-01-02 ~ 2021-12-31    DISTANCES: 7, 10 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 1A

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Karen - 613-731-5417

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


OTTAWA - PT355 (National Capital Region (incl. Gatineau, QC))

START POINT OPEN: 2021-04-15 ~ 2021-10-14    DISTANCES: 10 to 60 km    DIFFICULTY RATING: 2B

ORGANIZER: Ottawa Voyageurs d'Ottawa Walking Club

CONTACT: Graham - 613-821-0056

START POINT:  See below.,  See below.,  Ottawa  N/A

DIRECTIONS TO START POINT: Open Start Points anywhere on or near the 800 km network of walking and cycling paths and lanes in National Capital Region (incl. Gatineau, QC). Link for the regional pathway map

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 / strava.com

SPECIAL NOTES: Due to COVID, please check with the club or the contact person for any possible changes.

Due to the number of changes and additions expected in 2021, updates will be made on the weekends.

Cancellations will be made when received.