SJAM Trail

father and daughter out cross country skiing on the SJAM trail

Thanks for your support of the SJAM trail. We are gearing up for a great season!

The SJAM Trail is a groomed, multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) that promotes active living, provides access to the Ottawa River shoreline, and welcomes a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. 

The trail connects the Canadian War Museum with parklands along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to Westboro Beach, animating spaces that until now have been little used in the winter. Transit stations border the trail at LeBreton Flats, Bayview/O-train and Dominion Stations, with parking at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum, providing ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.

Two tracks will be set, one for snowshoers, walkers and bikers and the other for cross-country skiers, supporting both classic and skate style techniques. The walking track will follow the existing pathway. Serpentine loops will add distance to the ski track at the Selby Plains and Remic Rapids greenspaces and open lands adjacent to the War Museum and Champlain Bridge, for an expected distance of 16 kilometres. Amenities along the trail include the Westboro Beach tobogganing hill, the John Ceprano rock sculptures and the café at the War Museum.

The trail offers 16km of groomed trail, along with onsite rentals provided by Silver level sponsor Fresh Air Experience. Programming will include ski lessons, snowshoe lessons, fat bike events, ski days and more.


Trail route & conditions

Follow the trail on Twitter @SJAMTrail or Facebook; get more info and trail conditions on the Winter trail website.


Programs

Dovercourt will be offering Cross country ski programs on the trail.

Information is coming soon in our winter 2018 program guide.


Equipment Rentals

Equipment rentals are provided for skis and more through Fresh Air Experience. Rent from their store at 1291 Wellington St or visit their rental station at the Remic Rapids on weekends. Contact Fresh Air Experience at 613-729-3002 for more information. http://freshairexp.ca

Fat bikes are available to rent on weekends. Reservations can be made by calling the store by Wednesday before the rental weekend. Bikes are first come first serve on the weekend if reservations are not received by Wednesday.


Learn more about how you can help including volunteering and donating to the costs of building and maintaining the trail at http://www.wintertrail.ca


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