?SJAM Winter Trail – a shared recreational use

?SJAM Winter Trail - a shared recreational use

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Dovercourt Recreation Association/National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Started Feb 2016 Ongoing Seasonal


A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) 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 salt-free trail respects environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

The trail connects the Canadian War Museum with park lands 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, that provides ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.

Our Strengths:
. Located in the heart of Westboro, a mecca for outdoor recreation
. Designed with multiple tracks supporting skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking and walking
. Trail is groomed and maintained up to Bayview and Dominion Station
Trail goes close to downtown core enabling active commuting
. Strong support from community associations and politicians from all levels
. Plans for expansion to develop westbound towards Britannia Park
. Consistent with the future of the NCC’s Linear Park, a 4-season multi-use park


Contact Us:
Email: trails@dovercourt.org

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Project entered on: December 7, 2020 at 12:23 pm

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