The Greenbelt is an excellent spot for a nature hike!
Gatineau Park offers some 200 kilometres of official trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing. But it also has an unofficial trail network that exceeds the Park’s official network, and continues to grow.
The closest lake to the city. Two beaches (O’Brien and Blanchet) and a launch for non-motorized boats. Also a great starting point for hiking.
Explore the Capital’s green spaces. Visit the many parks and enjoy nature, sports or major events within the city.
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Green’s Creek, to the east of Ottawa, is an area of unusual geology, with steep-sided ravines and plateaus.
Shirleys Bay is an internationally renowned conservation area on the Ottawa River, and a popular birding area.
Pine Grove is the largest forest in the Greenbelt, and is a mixture of tree plantations and natural forests.