The Ottawa/Gatineau area is blessed with many kilometres of groomed ski trails. Many of the trails are free to use and others charge a fee.
There are other trails in the Greenbelt which are ungroomed. Also, there are trails outside the city area. Some are groomed, others are not.
Only groomed trails in Ottawa/Gatineau are listed below.
The following trails charge a fee:
- Gatineau Park general information trail maps trail conditions
- Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club NE Gatineau information trail conditions trail maps
- City of Ottawa Mooney’s Bay Ski Centre – Mooney’s Bay website trail conditions
- Kanata Nordic – Day skiers are welcome Monday – Friday – website trail conditions
The following trails do not charge trail fees but depend largely on donations. They are all multi-use trails. You will meet walkers, cyclists and snowshoers. Most are learning to respect the groomed tracks. Please support these community trails.
Latest grooming information for all of the community trails (except Orleans) can be found at Nordic-Pulse
Ski Heritage East –
Along the Ottawa River East from the Museum of Aviation and Space (Aviation Parkway and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway) to Petrie Island (Trim Rd) The trail follows the bank of Ottawa River, through adjacent woods with numerous loops and spur trails.
Orleans Nordic Ski Club website Latest tracking information – 613-837-snow (7669)
Green’s Creek (Hornet’s Nest) – 4.1 km groomed
Mer Bleu – 20.5 km – groomed from trailhead P20 on Anderson Rd
Pine Grove Forest – 18 km – 6.4 groomed
Rideau Winter Trail –
east side of Rideau River from Donald St. to Bank Street and back
Kichi Sibi Winter Trail (formerly SJAM) -
along the Ottawa River from the War Museum to Westboro Beach with several loops and spur trails
Britannia Winter Trail –
Centred in Britania Park, the trail extends east to the Deschenes Rapids parking lot and west through Andrew Hayden Park plus several loops
Ottawa West Winter Trial –
groomed by Kanata Nordic from Moodie Dr. to March Rd. in Kanata and back up to NCC P3 on Corkstown Road and from Carling Ave. at Rifle Road to the Ottawa River
In Chelsea Area:
Chelsea Community Trail 18 km along Gatineau River on the railway right-of-way website Trail Condition
Most of the trails associations post the trail conditions on their websites or on social media. Our WOS TWITTER follows the trail conditions on @Womenonskis. Follow us to follow the trails.
Many of our leaders enjoy a day on our Community Trails. When the weather is looking good they may invite members to join them on one of the trails in short notice.