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.
For more information on the club, please read our Kanata Nordic 101 page
For more information on club programs, clinics and lessons, please see the Ski Programs page
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.
Covid – 19 Facility Access & Screening Procedures
Kanata Nordic Ski Club will adhere to the requirements and emergency orders implemented by the Government of Ontario.
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 Sport’ protocols. These protocols follow the Government of Ontario requirements and emergency orders.
Ski at Kanata Nordic
2022-23 registration for memberships and programs is closed for the season
**Membership passes have been mailed out by our volunteers, if you have not received yours please let us know email@example.com
After a significant snowfall, groomers need time to get the trails packed down! A big snowfall means rolling and packing everything first.
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.
***Update March 10th ***
Accessing Kanata Nordic Trail systems using Corkstown Road, March 10 - March 12
1 - March 10, 11 & March 12, 2023: Access to 401 Corkstown Trailhead is from Moodie Dr only!:
If you are planning to ski at the 401 (Equestrian Park) trail system, enter through the gates for the soccer fields and follow the road to our KN parking lots. Drive slowly!
Do not park at the Wesley Clover Park Main Office or outbuildings.
After your ski you must exit the same way - back to Moodie.
2 - Accessing 411 (Campground) Trails must be done by coming from March Road
These changes are made by the City of Ottawa and contractors, not by Kanata Nordic or our partner Wesley Clover Parks. We know it is very frustrating but please bear with us and enjoy the fresh snow.
Events and Activities. We are hoping to bring back the social element to Kanata Nordic this winter, in line with public health guidance. If you’re interested in helping us launch or relaunch social activities (from moonlight skis to club time trial races; daytime social skis to masters training), we need your help to make them a reality. Please contact a member of the executive if you would like to discuss.
2022 - 2023 Events Pending
- Rust Remover Clinics TBD
- Learn-to-Ski classes start January 7th - 8th
- Kanata Nordic Pretzel Race February 12, 2023
- FunRaces TBD