Ottawa Outdoor Club

Usual meeting locations and starting times

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The table below shows the usual meeting times and locations. For any specific event in which you're interested, please check the schedule for the exact time and location, because they can vary.


Day and duration Event Meeting / registration time Usual meeting location
Wednesday morning & afternoon Hiking, snowshoeing Meet and register before 10:00 AM Sandy Hill Community Centre
Wednesday evening Canoeing Varies by week; please check the schedule Sandy Hill Community Centre
Thursday evening Casual walking followed by dinner Meet between 6:00 and 6:15 PM Odd-numbered dates: Dow's Lake Pavilion
Even-numbered dates: Supreme Court
Friday evening Skating on the canal Meet on the canal at 7:00 PM by the change rooms near the NAC or at 7:20 PM at the Pretoria Street Bridge benches
Saturday morning & afternoon Bicycling, snowshoeing Meet and register before 9:45 AM Sandy Hill Community Centre
Sunday morning & afternoon Canoeing, cross-country skiing, Hiking

The following table provides details about our typical meeting locations.

Location Activities Address Notes
Sandy Hill Community Centre [SHCC] (map) canoeing, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing 250 Somerset Street East, between Sweetland Avenue and Nelson Street. The actual meeting spot is around the back by the Centre's parking lot, off of Sweetland Avenue. You can park in the parking lot for free when attending activities at the Centre and temporarily when we are gathering for an outing, but you are at risk of being ticketed if you leave your vehicle there while we are away on an outing. People usually manage to find parking on the nearby streets; ensure that you check the parking duration on the signs.

(This is not the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, which is elsewhere.)

Supreme Court (map) walking 301 Wellington Street We meet by the road on the west side in front of the building, where there is free parking available in the evening.
Dow's Lake Pavilion (map) walking 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive Free parking is available after 6:00 p.m. on Adeline Street and Norfolk Avenue (map), northeast of Carling Avenue and Preston Street.