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4 urban cross-country ski trails to try this winter

4 urban cross-country ski trails


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Try not to need to head into the wilds of Gatineau Park to get your crosscountry skiing fix?

Indeed, uplifting news: there are a lot of choices directly here in Ottawa for aficionados of the game.

Britannia Winter Trail

4 urban cross-country ski trails

The new child on the piste, the six-kilometer Britannia Winter Trail will make its presentation this season with a pilot venture set to dispatch in February.

The multi-reason trail will run from the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Center in Britannia Park eastbound through the close by Britannia Conservation Area, evading Mud Lake toward the south.

“We have this excellent scene here along the waterway,” said Judy Dudley, leader of the not-revenue driven Britannia Winter Trail Association. “It’s not also utilized in the winter as it ought to be.”

The path will be prepped, however salt won’t be utilized so as to secure the protection region. Canines are welcome, as are snowshoers and fat bicycles.

The affiliation would like to one day associate the new path with the close by SJAM Winter Trail.

SJAM Winter Trail

Ski Heritage East

4 urban cross-country ski trails to try this winter

Skiers in east Ottawa have simple access to trails along the Ottawa River, because of Ski Heritage East.

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The about eight-kilometer arrange was propelled in January 2018, running from Green’s Creek in the west to Trim Road in the east.

The path have been open since December, and are prepped normally.

SJAM Winter Trail

4 urban cross-country ski trails to try this winter

For as far back as three years, the SJAM Winter Trail has offered skiers a helpful open air setting that is near travel lines and not a long way from the midtown.

The 16-kilometer trail runs along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, from the Canadian War Museum to Westboro Beach, with circles at the Selby Plains and at Remic Rapids.

Under perfect conditions, there are two tracks: one for crosscountry and skate skiers, and another for snowshoers, winter cyclists and explorers.

Groomers were working diligently Thursday, getting the path into top shape.

Rideau Winter Trail

Rideau Winter Trail

This will be the principal full period of skiing on the Rideau Winter Trail, after an effective pilot venture a year ago.

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The path’s legitimate dispatch is Saturday, which means people will before long have the option to ski, snowshoe or bicycle along the one-kilometer stretch from Hurdman Bridge to Montreal Road.

The arrangement is to prepare the path once per week, so it’s constantly prepared for the end of the week, said Nicki Bridgland, one of the path’s coordinators.

“The genuine reason for existing is to make urban entertainment in the wintertime — to get outside, to appreciate winter, to get an opportunity to play instead of remain inside,” Bridgland said.