Club Essentials

Kanata Nordic is a community ski club dedicated to promoting life long activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross country ski programs in a friendly, club environment. Established in 1979, Kanata Nordic is based at the Bonnenfant YM-YWCA Outdoor Centre at 1620 Sixth Line Road, Dunrobin just 12 minutes north of the Queensway (Hwy 417) at March Road.

January 2015: Please see the Trails page for information on the move to our new location!


Our trails run through acres of woodlands bordering the Ottawa River. We also arrange ski outings elsewhere in the region, including to the NCC Greenbelt trails, which we help to maintain, and to the world-class Gatineau Park facility.

Our programs are based on Cross Country Canada’s skills development model which promotes activity and fitness for life. We provide a fun-filled environment for children to develop skiing skills, physical fitness, and a love of the outdoors. Cross country skiing is a great way to get out and get active in the cold weather and is a sport the whole family can enjoy together. Make it a winter tradition in your family!

The club has a long history — some of it archived on one of the early incarnations of our web site, still available online.