Whether cross-country skiing just to enjoy being active, biking around to discover the National Capital Region, or walking to get from point A to point B: there are lots of good reasons to take the Capital Pathway, one of the largest networks of multi-use paths in North America. In summer and in winter, tens of thousands of Canadians — residents and tourists — use the pathway, including me. And because I’m working on its future development, I need your help.
Canada’s Capital Region is home to the Capital Pathway network, one of the largest in North America. More than 600 kilometres of multi-use paths link superb natural areas, parks, gardens, museums and attractions.
On both sides of the Rideau Canal, pathways that provide access to the Rideau Canal Skateway are cleared of snow.
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Explore the Capital’s green spaces. Visit the many parks and enjoy nature, sports or major events within the city.
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The NCC’s scenic parkways are gateways into Canada’s Capital Region, which offer beautiful perspectives of the Capital to residents and visitors travelling by car. Ninety kilometres of parkways — featuring shorelines, green spaces and pathways — run through the Capital: 52 kilometres in Ottawa and 38 kilometres in Gatineau Park.
The Richmond Landing shoreline access improvements are a key component of the Portage corridor, offering a new way to discover and experience the Ottawa River shoreline.
Explore the Greenbelt on the Watts Creek Pathway!
One of the best ways to explore Ottawa and the Greenbelt is by bike.