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What to expect

Your package also includes a SportChek gift card, free skate sharpening at your local SportChek Service Shop, two Ripzone toques or mitts, and a $25 gift card to help cover your costs at the last stop. Packages will be shipped out before December 12th and will arrive before Christmas. Coupons cannot be applied to this product.

Trip Highlights

A historic town with our favourite cafes

Hit picturesque trails with your snowshoes or cross-country skis

A quick winter walk through snowy boardwalks

A variety of recommended cozy restaurants for a late lunch or dinner

Suggested for
  • Active Families
  • Snow enthusiasts
  • Adventurous Couples
Available to depart
Best done between January-March to depart Wednesday-Sunday (when snow is on the ground).


Stop 1

Start your trek in a quaint village with a few winter photo ops along the way. We’ve also provided recommendations for our favourite bakeries and cafes to start your day off right.

Drive time to the first stop is: 12 minutes




Stop 2

Head out for a snowshoe (or hike) on a snow-covered boardwalk and learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

Drive time to the third stop is: 5 minutes


Stop 3

Warm up after your hike by heading to a local cafe or shop in this small village.

Drive time to the fourth stop is: 30 minutes


Stop 4

End your day by ‘choosing your own adventure.’ There are a variety of great beginner snowshoes and cross-country ski trails. Rentals are available for both activities.


BONUS: SportChek has provided a $20 rental gift card to help cover the costs of rentals.


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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.


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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Hiking Shoes
Outdoor Gear
Snowshoes (Optional)
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Winter Walks

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes round-trip driving distances and not time spent at stops.

• From Downtown Ottawa: 2 hours and 48 minutes / 227 km
• From Kanata: 2 hours and 18 minutes / 185 km
• From Orleans: 3 hours and 10 minutes / 260 km
• From Gatineau: 3 hours 11 minutes / 246 km

This trip can be taken anytime between December – March. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing won’t be available during the month of December, but we’ve provided an alternative hike during this time.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am – 9 am.

Unfortunately, you can’t bring your furry friend on this trip.

We recommend bringing up to five people.

The first three stops don’t have a fee. The fourth stop offers rentals that start at $20/per person. SportChek has provided a $25 rental gift card to help cover these costs.