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Since 2006 Kanata Nordic has had an agreement with the City of Ottawa and
the YMCA-YWCA to groom trails with limited access to YMCA facilities at
Riverfront Park located at Sixth Line Road in Kanata North (See
Google map). These trails (as
shown on the map updated 19-Jan-2008) are accessed from
the Y-Outdoor Centre parking lot located at 1620 Sixth Line Road in Kanata
Additionally, in cooperation with the National Capital
Commission, the City of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority
the club has trackset approximately 25
kilometers of trails
shown on the aerial photo map) on the western Greenbelt in the City
of Ottawa (pdf of an aerial photo).
Trails are accessible from parking lot P4 on Timm Drive, and from parking
lot P3 on Corkstown Road.
The Clubs mandate is to promote cross country skiing
for its members and the general public, therfore, trails are open for everyone
to enjoy. All we ask in return is that you say a friendly ‘hello’
and exchange a smile with anyone you meet on the trails.
A few things to
Tracksetting is completed by
the Club following significant snow falls.
Trail maintenance (excluding
grooming) is completed by the NCC.
Hazards and unsafe conditions
should be reported to the Club or the NCC.
Parking lots are cleared by
the City of Ottawa on a low priorty basis following completion of street
and road operations.
Valuables should not be left
in parked cars.
Trail users are asked to repect
the NCC’s “Share the Trail” policy. Dogs are not permitted
on designated ski trails as identified by posted signage. Please do not
walk or snowshoe on the trackset.
Parts of trails 11 and 12 are
located on lands leased by the Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority and
groomed with the permission of the Authority. Please stay on groomed trails
identified on the trail map posted on the Club website. Trespassing is
not permitted on the campround.
Please enjoy your surroundings
and do not damage any vegetation, signage etc.
Trail 11 and 12 include hills
that may be a challenge to inexperienced skiers. Skiers should be experienced
at stopping and turning on a slope prior to using these trails.
Other trails have smaller slopes
at locations and some experience is required.
Trail 22 is best suited to new
and inexperienced skiers.
Conditions on trails are subject
to change due conditions outside of the Club’s control such as snow
cover and weather conditions. Skiers must evaluate the condition of the
trails and ski (or not ski) accordingly. The Club cannot guarantee the
condition of the trails.
There are risks of exposed roots,
rocks, and ice in locations.