SportChek Winter Treks are here!

What to expect

Quirky cafes, funky little shops and adventures for everyone. Quirky Adventures is definitely the fan favourite within the Ottawa area.

Trip Highlights

A boardwalk with a beautiful view

A couple of old mill ruins (get the cameras out)

Quirky and cute shops

Some ‘forest bathing’ opportunities

Suggested for
  • Adventurous families and couples
  • Girlfriend getaways
  • Couples
  • Active seniors
Available to depart
Available to depart any day throughout the year, with some closures on Mondays.


Stop 1

We’ve recommended a variety of ‘hidden gems’ for you to explore at the first stop. Drive time to the second stop is 25 minutes.

Stop 2

Your next stop takes you on an ‘Irish Adventure.’ Drive time to your third stop is 15 minutes.

Stop 3

We’ve rounded up a great lunch spot within walking distance to a historic photo opp. Drive time to your fourth stop is 20 minutes.

Stop 4

Your fourth stop takes you through more ‘quirks and forests’ with a couple of cool pit stops along the way.

Estimated Travel Time
to First Stop

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
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly

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 Ottawa: 2 hours and 37 minutes / 211 km
• From Kanata: 2 hours and 23 minutes / 190 km
• From Barrhaven: 2 hours and 15 minutes / 166 km
• From Gloucester: 2 hours and 43 minutes / 229 km
• From Orleans: 2 hours and 57 minutes / 243 km
• From Winchester: 2 hours and 5 minutes / 150 km
• From Gatineau: 2 hours and 57 minutes / 228 km

It can be used any day of the week, with some closures on Mondays. We recommend doing this trip while there’s no snow on the ground (as it can be difficult to hike).

We recommend leaving anytime between 8am-9am.

You can bring your pup on Quirky Adventures!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area

None of the stops require an entrance fee.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.