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

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.

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.

Thank you

Ski at Kanata Nordic

2022-23 registration for memberships and programs is now open!

**Membership passes have been mailed out by our volunteers, if you have not received yours please let us know info@kanatanordic.ca



Magic of Lights structures still in process – contractors are using heavy machinery to take down the last of the Magic of Light structures, wires and electrical systems. For health and safety and insurance reasons, we cannot be those areas at that time.

No skiing on Trail 3 or south of the playground structures on trail 1 during this time

2 – 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.


Please note that most of our Learn to Ski programs will be starting this week at the 401 Corkstown Rd section of trails. There will be a lot of cars coming in, so please be patient! Our parking volunteers will do their best to get you organized.

The groomers will be very busy rolling and tracksetting our trail systems (Kanata Nordic and OWWT) for skiers to enjoy. If you see a groomer, say THANK YOU!!

Important notes about Corkstown Road, Ongoing projects and Road Access changes

1 - SAT JAN 14: access onto Corkstown RD is best from March Road

2 - SUN JAN 15 after 12 pm: Must access via Moodie Dr through first gates by soccer fields. Follow the road to our parking lots. Do not park at the main office or outbuildings . Exit the same way, back to Moodie.

3 - SUN JAN 15 after 4:30 & for next 2 weeks (approx): Access from March Rd only. No access will be possible from Moodie Dr.

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.

Upcoming Events

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