Cycling in the Greenbelt

Photo of three cyclists stopping to check a map on a riverside Greenbelt path
Ride your bike in the Greenbelt

Cycle through the Greenbelt on the following pathways, which are all part of the Capital Pathway network:

  • Watts Creek Pathway
  • Greenbelt Pathway West
  • Greenbelt Pathway East

Greenbelt Pathway West

The western section of the Greenbelt Pathway is 10.4 kilometres in length. The path is mostly flat, with some hills, and passes through forests, fields and farm landscapes. It connects to the Watts Creek Pathway and is part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Greenbelt Pathway West has an asphalt and stone dust surface.

Facilities
Parking Free, year-round parking is available at the P1 and P3 parking lots.
Universal Accessibility The Greenbelt Pathway West is universally accessible.

Watts Creek Pathway

The Watts Creek Pathway is west of Ottawa in the Shirleys Bay area. This 9.3 kilometre trail connects to the Greenbelt Pathway West and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (previously known as the Ottawa River Parkway), and is part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Watts Creek Pathway has an asphalt surface.

Facilities
Universal Accessibility The Watts Creek Pathway is universally accessible.

Greenbelt Pathway East

The eastern portion of the Greenbelt Pathway is 4.6 kilometre in length, and connects to the Ottawa River Pathway. The Greenbelt Pathway East has a stone dust surface.

Facilities
Parking Free, year-round parking is available at the P25 and P26 parking lots.
Universal Accessibility The Greenbelt Pathway East is universally accessible.

Maps

Ottawa-Gatineau Cycling map.

For more information, see the Greenbelt’s visitor information.