Covid – 19 Facility Access & Screening Procedures

Kanata Nordic Ski Club will adhere to the requirements and emergency orders implemented by the Government of Ontario.

Weekend access for Members* ONLY

Beginning January 9, 2021 weekend access to Kanata Nordic parking lots and trails will be reserved for members* ONLY.

For Day Pass information click here.

*you must have your membership pass with you to access parking lots and trails on the weekends.

If you or a household member is experiencing Covid symptoms, or awaiting test results, please do NOT attend your sessions with Kanata Nordic until Ottawa Public Health clears you to end isolation and your test comes back negative.  The complete guidelines for isolation and return to activities can be found here: Tested, What Now?

Please review the information on the Cross Country Ontario website for up-to-date ‘Return To Play’ protocols. These protocols follow the Government of Ontario requirements and emergency orders.

At this time, while we hope to offer the full array of lessons, services and events to the local cross country ski community this coming winter, it is too early to know:

1. what the Provincial and local government rules will be,

2. how Nordiq Canada and Cross Country Ski Ontario respond to those requirements, and

3. what adjustments Kanata Nordic may have to make to implement them.

Please check this Website and the XC Ski Ontario website regularly for updates.

Thank you


Welcome to Kanata Nordic

Kanata Nordic is dedicated to promoting lifelong activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross-country ski programs offered in a friendly club setting. The club is a member of Cross Country Ontario and its programs are based on Cross Country Canada’s skills development model. Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic now calls Wesley Clover Parks home with a growing trail-network for all skiers to enjoy. Cross country skiing is a great way to get out and get active in the cold weather in Ottawa and is a sport the whole family can enjoy together.

Get excited for the upcoming season by watching this video from Snow Day: Watch Video

Get Involved

We are a volunteer driven club . There are a range of on-snow and off-snow volunteer opportunities for you to learn new skills, make new friends and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

2020 Fall Ski Swap

Kanata Nordic is partnering with Kunstadt Sports’ Hazeldean location for this autumn’s XC Ski Swap between Oct. 5th and Nov 2nd. See here for more details.


Please check the TRAIL CONDITIONS before you ski. If the trails are closed, the gates for the Kanata Nordic entrance (entrance on hill with red flag) will also be closed.




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COVID UPDATE – As per the enhanced province wide shutdown document released January 12, 2021, outdoor recreational amenities permitted to operate include cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The current group size maximum is 5 people which means we cannot offer our learn to ski programs (Jack Rabbits, Bunny Rabbits, Youth and Adult programs) during the shutdown until at least February 10. A decision on whether we can resume programming will be made shortly. Members will be emailed directly when the club executive comes to a decision on credit or refund options for missed ski lessons. Memberships have sold out. Registration is now closed for the 20/21 season. Learn to ski program registration is also closed as is the waiting list.

Upcoming Events

2020 - 2021 Events Pending