Rideau Winter Trail
The City of Ottawa and NCC have funded the NEW Rideau Winter Trail for x-country skiers (classic and skate), snowshoers, fat bikers. FREE winter trail in Overbrook/Sandy Hill/Vanier. Trail is NOW OPEN
Remember you can use the Rideau Sports Centre before/after you ski to warm-up, fill-up (water), or fuel-up at The Bridge Public House (onsite restaurant).
Rideau Winter Trail Groomed Area: Rideau Sports Centre (1 Donald Street) south to Highway 417. The groomed area for x-country skiing is marked in black marker in this photo.
“Bike path” is groomed/compacted for fat bike, snow shoe, walkers. The 2.5km meandering loop on the “grassy area” is set for classic and skate skiers.
Grooming will occur x1 per week for 10 weeks, typically on a Thursday or Friday (weather dependent) – so that trail is in peak condition for weekend users!