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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 2023.

What's happening

Week of December 5 - 11
(Monday - Sunday)

On Monday and Thursday evenings, we have urban walks planned.

On Sunday, a hike is planned in the NCC's Stony Swamp Conservation Area.


Details of of each outing, along with our complete list of COVID-19 guidelines and requirements, are available on our schedule page. Please check the schedule not long before the date(s) of any outing that interests you.

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 register for each outing by the specified registration deadline.

Stay safe!

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.

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, are available to members only.) 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
  • register for the outing by the registration deadline
  • meet at the indicated starting location at the time listed for instructions

Members of the Club enjoy added benefits, such as Club discounts of up to 12% at local outdoor equipment shops.

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 2023.

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).

Volunteer!

Volunteers—people like you—run the Ottawa Outdoor Club. Help us by donating your time...and have fun while you're doing it! READ MORE...

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