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.

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.




Click here for our best guess.

Nearing the End of the Ski Season

Monday March 15/21 the parking lots will no longer be open for night skiing, the gates will be closed by 8pm.

Learn to Ski Program refunds have been processed, the credit should appear on your credit card. If you are would like to support the club to acquire additional grooming equipment you can consider making at donation to our Go fund me effort. 2021 Ottawa West Winter Trail, organized by Roger Colbeck.

XC skiing is permitted as an individual exercise under the COVID public health guidelines. COVID safety is everyone’s responsibility: If you or members of your family are symptomatic, do not ski. Wear a face covering in all common areas. Have a mask with you on the trails in case. Keep 2 metres+ away from everyone outside your household. Please try to do this even on the trails. No congregating in groups anywhere at any time.

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Upcoming Events

2020 - 2021 Events Pending