Ottawa & Countryside

There are now twelve trails that wind through both nature and culture open to cyclists in rural Ottawa. You may be familiar with the bike path along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway or the special lanes installed downtown, but did you know that there are cycling trails along the outskirts of the city? The city has created pathways in the areas surrounding Carp, Munster, Manotick, Osgoode and smaller communities.

Prescott & Russell Recreational TrailThe 72 km Recreational Trail is built on the abandoned Via Rail track.  Its surface is mainly made from stone dust.

Ottawa Cycling PathOttawa is interlaced with a huge network of paved recreational pathways that wind through parks and along parkways, next to the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, and across the river to Gatineau Park – a favourite for hardcore and recreational cyclists and hikers of all abilities – alike.

There are also summertime cycling trails at many local ski hills and resorts. Many Ottawa streets also include bike-only lanes for safe cycling. So if you're coming to the Capital, rent a bike here or bring your own. It's a clean and green way to see the sights!


Ottawa Cycling Trails