Image of the map of the Rideau Winter Trail showing new sections between the 417 and Hurdman station and another from north of the Smyth/Main Bridge almost to Bank Street.

New Rideau Winter Trail sections in 2022

Access to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and fat biking will be even easier this winter for many residents of Capital Ward. The Rideau Winter Trail, a recreational trail that runs along the Rideau River, is maintained entirely by volunteers. This year, it has been extended by a few kilometres this year, and will run from Donald Street to Bank Street. Last year was the first full season for the trail, and after a year of active fund raising, there will be approximately 12 kms of recreational trail that can easily be accessed by foot, bike, LRT (the trail is seconds from Hurdman station) and bus. 

Longer term, the hope is to groom all the way to Mooney’s Bay.  This will take significant financial and volunteer resource, but with the necessary support, it remains the long-term goal.

For more information, please follow the Rideau Winter Trail on Twitter,  Facebook and Instagram, or visit their website.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email rideauwintertrail@gmail.com. You can donate to help support the trail via their GoFundMe.  

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