Looking for a new winter activity for the family? How about snowshoeing? It’s easy to do and there are lots of great places to do it in the Ottawa Area.
- Stony Swamp Conservation Area The Jack Pine, Beaver, Chipmunk and Sarsaparilla Trails are all great for a family snowshoe. Bring some sunflower seeds along to feed the chickadees.
- Mer Bleue Conservation Area The second largest bog in southern Ontario and it’s right in Ottawa’s backyard. You will find interpretive information and because it’s winter the bog is bug free!
- Gatineau Park With one of the largest trail networks in North America there are almost endless opportunities for snowshoeing: 14 trails covering 60km. Parking is free at most lots in the winter but you do have to buy a day or season pass and snowshoeing is only allowed on designated trails. Day passes can be purchased at various locations in the park and also at Bushtukah.
- The Sir John A. Macdonald Trail New in 2016 this multi use trail runs along the river from the Canadian War Museum to Westboro Beach.
- South March Highlands – Kanata Lakes These trails are maintained by the great folks at OMBA and you will see a few Fat Bikes out on the trails but there is room for everyone.