Join us for...

bicyclingcanoeingcross-country skiinghikingskatingsnowshoeingwalking ♦ day outings ♦ evening outings ♦ weekend trips ♦ social events

Become a member!

We invite you to become a member and support the OOC. A membership bought now will be valid until the end of 2021.

What's happening...week of November 16

On Saturday afternoon, we have a hike planned on the Pinhey Forest trails near the Nepean Sportsplex.

On Sunday, we have two hikes planned, both starting from the NCC Greenbelt P3 parking lot near Moodie Drive.

The pandemic presents us with restrictions that we normally don't have. There is no carpooling, so you will have to provide your own transportation to the starting location. You must pre-register for each outings.

Details of of each outing, along with our complete list of COVID-19 guidelines and requirements, are available on our schedule page. Based on current COVID-19 conditions, we may add or remove activities. Please check the schedule not long before the beginning of any outing that interests you.

The Ottawa Outdoor Club organizes daytime, evening, and multi-day, environmentally-sound, outdoor recreational activities year-round at minimal cost for residents of and visitors to the Ottawa and Gatineau communities. Daytime outings are planned for nearly every weekend and, many weeks, a weekday evening, throughout the year. Weekend trips are typically to destinations in Ontario and Quebec and the mountain ranges in New York and New England. (COVID-19 restriction)

Most outdoor activities are open to everyone. If you're not a member, we still look forward to seeing you; we'll ask you for the non-member activity fee, which you can apply fully to your membership fee when you join within a week. (Some caveats: the evening urban casual walks and Friday evening skates are free to all; some special outings, such as occasional subsidized bus trips, are available to members only.) If you don't have a car, we carpool. (COVID-19 restriction) Join us at the meeting location for the event, and we'll go from there.

Come alone or with friends. It's easy to join in:

  • consult the events page to see what interests you
  • check the requirements for the trip. A reasonable degree of—but not extreme—fitness is expected for most of our outings, as well as appropriate clothing, footwear, food, and liquid. If you have any questions about a trip, contact the trip leader in advance at the phone number, e-mail address, or Twitter handle provided
  • you must pre-register for each outing. (COVID-19 addition)
  • meet at the indicated starting location at the time listed for instructions and arranging carpooling

Members of the Club enjoy added benefits, such as Club discounts of up to 12% at local outdoor equipment shops; free general instruction of various activities; occasional subsidized courses in leadership training and wilderness first aid; and notification of social events throughout the year, including parties, movie outings, and other events. (COVID-19 restriction - any decision to do any of these will be very dependent on the COVID-19 situation)

We are a volunteer-run club and, as a result, prices are at cost.

Join us for...

bicyclingcanoeingcross-country skiinghikingskatingsnowshoeingwalking ♦ day outings ♦ evening outings ♦ weekend trips ♦ social events

Become a member!

We invite you to become a member and support the OOC. A membership bought now will be valid until the end of 2021.

Who we are

Club members and visitors range from post-high-school to retirement age and, like Ottawa itself, are of many nationalities. We welcome children who are with their parent(s) or guardian(s).

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