NCC expanding winter trail network in Ottawa

By Laura Glowaski, CBC News Ottawa, December 17, 2020

After selling a record number of winter passes to Gatineau Park this year, the National Capital Commission (NCC) says it's turning its attention to its trail network in Ottawa.

The NCC has sold more than 15,000 season passes to Gatineau Park's cross-country ski, snowshoe and winter cycling trails, said spokesperson Dominique Huras. Last year, the NCC sold 11,305 passes.

As demand for outdoor recreation options surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCC has announced it's adding 24 kilometres to its community-maintained winter trails in Ottawa, and will also widen the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway.

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