You can view the Official Cycling Map for Ottawa-Gatineau and the Outaouais Region online or have a copy mailed to you by calling 3-1-1, and choosing option 6 to speak with one of our Client Service Centre representative.
Routes and Maps
New Official Cycling Map for Ottawa-Gatineau and the Outaouais Region now available.
GeoOttawa Online Mapping Tool
The Ottawa Cycling Plan maps are available for public view online on the City’s geoOttawa website. This site allows users to choose which parts (or layers) of the cycling network map they wish to view, and to zoom in on different parts of the city. The cycling layers permit all users to view the details of the network anywhere in the city, in place of paper maps
A - In the top right corner of the page, slide the bar between ‘Map’ and ‘Aerial Maps’ to view either a base map or an aerial photo. The base map can be viewed in greyscale or in colour.
B - Use the navigation controls on the left side of the page to zoom in and out and to pan to different parts of the city. Click the orange figure to open Google street view.
C – Click the ‘I want to...’ button for more options, such as: measuring a distance, drawing on the map, viewing the legend, printing the map, or saving the map to view it later.
A complete description on how to use GeoOttawa can be found in Annex C of the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan.
Self Guided Bicycle Tours
As one of Canada’s largest cities at 100 kilometres wide by 50 kilometres deep, Ottawa has a very diverse and eclectic collection of rural attractions. These include historic sites, vineyards, county fairs, farmers’ markets, villages, and natural features. One of Ottawa’s greatest attractions is its beautiful waterways including the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal and Rideau River. Ottawa is also home to some of Canada’s most iconic buildings including: the Federal Parliament Buildings, the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre and many more. Seeing Ottawa by bicycle is very enjoyable and a great way to add fitness to your vacation experience. Build an appetite and then satisfy it at one of Ottawa’s great restaurants or quaint bistros and pubs.
Take your bike to the ball game
Here's how you can reach Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park from popular near-by bike routes:
- From north of the Highway 417
- Use Lola St and the off-road pathway on the south side of Coventry Rd to reach the ball park.
- From south of the Highway 417
- Ride over the new Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge from the connection pathway network at the Train Station.
Ample bike parking is available under the north end of the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge.
Consider combining a bike ride with a bus ride to get to the park by taking your bike on an OC Transpo bus equipped with 'Rack and Roll' to Train or Hurdman stations - only a few minutes ride away from the ball park along off-road pathways.
Winter Cycling Network
Following a recommendation in the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan, a network of approximately 50 km of cycling facilities will be maintained during this winter season. The Cycling Plan identified several important cycling routes, in addition to those facilities that are already maintained, that form a modest network centered around the downtown core. Cycling facilities will be maintained to the same standard as the neighbouring sidewalk or vehicle travel lanes.
On-street cycling lanes will be plowed following 2.5 to 5.0 cm of accumulation within the timelines identified in the Maintenance Quality Standards (within 24 hours following the completion of snow accumulation). Raised cycle tracks and multi-use pathways will be also be plowed following 2.5 to 5.0 cm of snow accumulation, however they are maintained to a snow packed standard with the exception of those adjacent to arterial roadways. Snow removal will be scheduled when snow banks are encroaching on to 50% of the existing width of the bike lane.
The winter cycling network also can be found on the City's GeoOttawa website in the Layers List tool under Cycling > Existing Cycling Network > Winter-maintained network.