Women on Skis - Trails

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:

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.

In Ottawa:

Latest grooming information for all of the community trails (except Orleans) can be found at Nordic-Pulse

SHeritageEast 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.

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Orleans Nordic Ski Club  website   Latest tracking information – 613-837-snow (7669)rsz onsc

    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 Rideau Winter Trail  – 

east side of Rideau River from Donald St. to Bank Street and back 



KichiSibi Kichi Sibi Winter Trail (formerly SJAM) -

along the Ottawa River from the War Museum to Westboro Beach with several loops and spur trails

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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

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OttWest 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 

 Facebook  trail conditions



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.

Meet & Ski

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.

Other sites of interest

  • Musician on Skis Daily photos of scenery, birds, wildlife or outdoor activities, mainly in Gatineau Park – frequently showing ski conditions in Gatineau Park or Chelsea Community Trail. http://musicianonskis.ca/blog
  • For trail conditions as reported by skiers,  consult  http://www.xcottawa.ca/
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