Ottawa/Gatineau are blessed with many options for cross country skiing. When you are not skiing with WOS, there are many km of groomed trails throughout the area. Many of the trails are free to use but are maintained by volunteer clubs or groups. Please support those you use through donations or trail fees. You can find how to donate through the individual websites. All are groomed for classic skiing unless otherwise noted. Those which additionally maintain skate trails are marked with a *.
View the map on the right in full screen mode to see the general locations of the following trails. Check the individual websites for actual trailheads.
For wooded trails enter at 411 Corkstown Rd – at the red Kanata Nordic banner and pay trail fees and collect a map at the sign near the club cabin. At 401 Corkstown – the main entrance to Wesley Clover Parks the trails are more open but provide a further 10km.
Watts Creek NCC Pathway from March Road to Moodie is being tracked on a trial basis – no charge for this trail
Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest – south – 6.5 km no grooming
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