Kichi Sibi Winter Trail

Briefly, it is a groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (the trail was known as the SJAM Winter Trail before 2021, and the road was the Ottawa River Parkway before 2012) multi-use pathway (MUP) that will promote active living, provide access to the Ottawa River shoreline, and welcome a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike.

Winter Trail News
For more up to date news on the winter trail and related events, see our posts at Also see the trail’s web site at

Map and Trail Information

Trail as of November 1, 2020, from Click on map for a larger version. The Kichi Sibi Winter Trail runs from the Dominion bus stop in the west to the Canadian War Museum in the east. The 3.4km of trail in our neighbourhood is within the Champlain Woods buffering Champlain Park, goes to Tunney’s Pasture, and there is a little trail through our neighbourhood park to the fieldhouse and its washrooms.

Here are some links to topics on the trail’s web site Their sponsor Dovercourt has a page on the trail at They tweet at and so on; see their web site for links to all their social media.

Fieldhouse Change and Washroom facilities
The Champlain Park rink change and washroom facilities will be open during for same hours as the Out Door Rink (ODR) Though during a pandemic, it will likely be closed.

Monday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday Noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

Winter Trail in Champlain Park
(Snippet from Kitchissippi Ward newsletter #114)
Now that a portion of Pontiac Street is closed (between Carleton and Cowley), Groomer Dave is able to groom the Winter Trail right up to the park fieldhouse. Read the details here.