The Kichi Sibi Winter Trail is…
…a groomed multi-use winter trail that stretches along the Ottawa River Capital Pathway, from the Lebreton Flats just west of Parliament Hill to Dominion Station. The trail welcomes all users whether they are walkers, skiers, runners, snowshoers or fat bikers.
The salt-free trail respects the sensitive environment of the river shoreline.
The trail is easily accessed. Running parallel to the O-Train Confederation Line, convenient connections to public transit are available at: Pimisi, Bayview and Tunney’s Pasture stations. Buses run to Dominion Station (future Kìchì Sìbì LRT station) as well. Parking spots are located at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum.
Two tracks are set for classic cross country skiers. Between these tracks, the trail is groomed for snowshoers, walkers, runners, skate skiers and bikers. The walking track follows the existing pathway’s route. Serpentine loops increase the distance to the ski track at the Selby Plains and Remic Rapids greenspaces and at open lands adjacent to the War Museum and Champlain Bridge, for a total trail length of more than 16 kilometres. Points of interest along the trail include the Westboro Beach tobogganing hill, the John Ceprano rock sculptures and the café at the War Museum.
- Located in the heart of Westboro, a mecca for outdoor recreation
- Designed with multiple tracks supporting skiing, running, snowshoeing, snow biking and walking
- Trail is groomed and maintained between Bayview and Dominion Stations
- Trail is close to downtown core enabling active commuting
- Strong support from community associations and politicians
- Plans for expansion to develop westbound towards Britannia Park
- Consistent with the future of the NCC’s Linear Park, a 4-season multi-use park