About / À propos

About the Trail

The Ski Heritage East Trail is a professionally groomed winter trail that facilitates skate and classic skiing, fat-biking, snowshoeing as well as walking. The trail covers an out and back distance of 30 km along the banks of the Ottawa River right here in Orleans, from Blair Rd. to Trim Road. Easily accessible by foot, car or bus at one of nine trailhead entrances, the trails cover many of the same spots residents of Orleans and the East end of Ottawa ride their bicycles, run or walk on in the summer months.

2018 marked the first year of trail grooming by the Ski Heritage East volunteer group, which increased the quality and frequency of grooming and attracted over 7500 trail users of all ages. A quality winter trail adds to the attractiveness to Orleans as an active living community by providing a very unique opportunity to stay active 12 months of the year.

Ski Heritage East is a non-profit group that relies on donations from Trail users, sponsors, and the City of Ottawa and NCC.

Who We Are

We are a team of dedicated volunteers working with passion to make cross-country skiing in the east end of Ottawa as pleasurable as possible.

Nous sommes une équipe de bénévoles qui travaille à faire de la région Est d’Ottawa un endroit où le ski de rondonnée est un plaisir.