TRAIL ETIQUETTE

The Sir John A Macdonald is a multi-use Winter Trail and pathway. It is a shared recreational resource and all are welcome to use it for human powered winter based travel.

  1. Be respectful of the classic tracks and do not walk, fat tire cycle, or ski skate on them. There is lots of room elsewhere on the track and therefore no need to damage this small section of the trail.
  2. The SJAM Winter Trail is an urban trail and is located in close proximity to thousands of people and homes. It is impossible to make the trail exclusive to any one particular sport. Please consider the many other sports facility in the Ottawa/Gatineau area if you are looking for a specialised winter trail experience.
  3. Be considerate of other users travelling slower than you. We are all using this trail to get out, enjoy winter, experience the beauty of the Ottawa River, get some exercise and even commute to work in a fun way.
  4. Fat tire bicycles are the recommended type of cycle to be used on the SJAM Winter Trail. If you are finding your tire tracks are sinking deep into the snow, consider taking the roads to preserve the trail for the benefit of others.

Basic rule: be kind, courtesy and considerate to others. And above all smile lots.