Permanent Trails (PTs) formerly Year Round Events (YREs)

Permanent Trails (PTs) formerly Year Round Events (YREs) are available all year (Jan—Dec) they are run slightly differently from a nor-mal walk. The start point for the walk, is usually at a convenience store, gas station or restaurant. These establishments have kindly allowed us to hold the a “Walk Box” for the walk.

NOTE All trails close at dusk, please ensure you register at least 2 hours prior to dusk.

Signing up for a Permanent Trail Event:

A. Arrive at the Start Point. Ask the person at the counter for the Walk Box (location of walkbox within the startpoints is listed below). Move to a location in the store where you are not hindering other customers and open the box
B. Take out the registration binder. ALL WALKERS MUST REGISTER & SIGN the book.
C. If collecting the IVV Awards, find an empty envelope and place the $2.00 in it. Make sure you put the # (from the registration book) on the envelop as well as the date walked. Seal and place it in the Used Envelopes file folder.
D. Stamp your books and return the stamp to the appropriate file folder.
E. Get a map & directions. Close the box and return it. Thank the staff, and then exit and enjoy the walk.

Ottawa Voyageurs Year Round Walks

(Want to keep track of PTs you have completed in the year, download a PTs checklist click here):

All year round event registration close 2 hours prior to dusk.

NEW Google map locations for each of the following Permanent Trail Events: http://goo.gl/maps/czc6H

1. Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex CVF-018:- 1490 Youville Drive, Orléans. Open from 0800-1900 Sunday to Saturday with registration closing at 5 pm. Walk Box located at the registration desk in lower lobby. Free parking and washrooms are available. DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 174 East towards Orleans, exit at Jeanne D'Arc Blvd. Turn right on Jeanne D'Arc Blvd to the next set of traffic lights Turn right on Youville Dr. The Bob McQuarrie Recreation Centre is on your immediate right. For more info on this walk call Darlene Blight (613) 830-4782
 
2. Mac's Convenience/Gas Bar CVF-152:- 1600 Forest Valley Drive, Orléans, Open Monday to Friday 07:00- 23:00 and Saturday/Sunday from 08:00 - 23:00. Walk Box located at the end of the counter closest to the door to the gas bar, ask staff for the walk box. Free parking is available at the store. Washrooms are not available. DIRECTIONS: from hwy 174 exit Jeanne d'Arc Blvd, turn south on Jeanne d'Arc Blvd pass straight through the traffic circle continuing on Jeanne d'Arc Blvd up the hill, at the 2nd traffic light (Orleans Blvd) turn right continue to Forest Valley Dr. Mac's Milk convenience is on your right at the gas bar.For more info on this walk call Darlene Blight (613) 830-4782

  
3. Ultramar Service Station CVF-213:- Corner of Orléans Blvd. and Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. (north intersection). Ultramar is open every day. Registration is from 08:00 - 19:00 hrs. Walk box on floor behind counter to the left of the coffee bar. Ask Staff for the walk box. Free parking is available at the shopping centre.Washrooms at start point. DIRECTIONS: Exit Highway 174 at Jeanne d'Arc Blvd, head North on Jeanne d'Arc to the intersection with Orleans Blvd. Turn left on Orleans Blvd and then immediately right into the mall parking lot. For more info on this walk call Kathy Luten (613) 830-7437
 
4. Ray Friel Centre CVF-050:- 1585 Tenth Line Road. Open daily from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Walk box is located in the wooden box mounted on the wall to your immediate right as you enter the washroom foyer. Free parking and washrooms available. DIRECTIONS: Exit highway 174 at Tenth Line, head south on Old Tenth Line to Tenth Line and turn left (South) to the Ray Friel Centre on your left just past the Ottawa Public Library lots of parking. For more info on this walk call Ole Olson (613) 824-1583

5. Beacon Hill Shopping Centre, The Hill Butcher CVF-195:- 2339 Ogilvie Road. Open weekdays from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Weekends 10:00 - 5:00 pm Closed statutory holidays. Walk box is on floor to your immediate left in the corner behind the counter. Let Staff know you are getting the walk box. Free parking and washrooms available. DIRECTIONS: Exit highway 174 at Montreal Rd and head west to Ogilvie Rd. Turn right on Ogilvie Rd to the Beacon Hill Shopping Centre on your left. For more info on this walk call Betty Gallimore (613) 747-4809
 
6. Blackburn Hamlet, Shoppers Drug Mart CVF-233:- 2638 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 4Z5. Open daily 8 am to 10 pm daily. Please ask staff for the walk box (stored at Cash #5). Free parking available at the mall. DIRECTIONS: Exit highway 174 at the Montreal Rd exit and go East towards Green's Creek. At the traffic lights turn right on Bearbrook Rd into Blackburn Hamlet to Old Innes Rd. Turn left and then right into the parking lot just past the Tim Hortons. Shoppers Drug Mart is straight ahead as you enter the parking lot. For more info on this walk call Perry Crowder (613) 837-9914

7. SPORT 4 - Ottawa Downtown CVF-268:- 151 Bank St. (between Laurier and Slater) K1P 5N7. The walk will be open during store hours: M-W 9:30 - 18:00; Th -F 9:30 - 20:00; Sa 9:30 - 17:30 and Su 12:00 - 17:00. DIRECTIONS: From the WEST take Hwy 417 East exiting at Kent St (Exit 120) follow Kent North to Somerset St, turn RIGHT to Bank St, turn LEFT and the Sport 4 store is on your left just past Laurier Ave. Note: there is limited parking on Gloucester St (turn left off Bank St) or to access under ground paid parking at Lesplanade Laurier, turn right onto Laurier, then right on O'Connor, and right onto Gloucester: entrance to parking lot is on your right. From the EAST exit the 417 at Metcalfe going down the ramp and straight ahead on Catherine St to Bank, RIGHT on Bank St following the above instructions for parking. If you wish to confirm the hours of operation please phone (613) 234-6562. For more info on this walk call Pat Deroche (613) 230-5659
  
8. RA Centre, East Entrance Reception CVF-273:- 2451 Riverside Drive. Open daily from 8:00 am - 10:00 pm. Ask for the Walk Box at the East Entrance Reception counter. Free parking and washrooms available. DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 417 exit at Bronson Ave. Go south on Bronson and exit at Riverside Drive. Go east on Riverside Dr. to the RA Centre on your immediate right. For more info on this walk call Dori Prieur (613) 224-6880

NOTE: The Champagne Baths will be closed between June 20th and August 20th, 2016

During this time frame please phone Perry Crowder (613) 837-9914 between June 16 to 30th or Benoit Pinsonneault (613) 746-9071 from July 1st to September 1st

9. Champagne Bath, Tribute to the Canadian Forces CVF-277:- 321 King Edward Ave. Open 06:15 - 22:00 except Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00. Ask for Walk Box at reception desk. Parking on street beside the Champagne Bath or immediately behind the centre. Washrooms are available in the centre. DIRECTIONS Exit highway 417 at King Edward through Sandy Hill passing Rideau Street to 321 King Edward Ave. Champagne Baths are on your right. For more info on this walk call Benoit Pinsonneault (613) 746-9071

10. Shoppers Drug Mart, Ottawa Lighthouse Walk CVF-281:- 1559 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa, ON K1G 0E9 Open daily from 8:00 am to midnight. Walk Box behind the sales counter. Please ask cashier for the Walk Box. Free parking and washrooms available at the Tim Horton’s in plaza. DIRECTIONS: Highway 417 to the Alta Vista exit. South on Riverside Drive to the lights at Industrial Ave. Left on Industrial to the next set of lights, turn right on Alta Vista Drive to 1559 in the plaza on your left. For more info on this walk call Benoit Pinsonneault (613) 746-9071

11. Greely West Park Cycle Event CVF-355 - 6485 Greely West Drive, Greely. A new OVO Mid-Seasonal Cycle Event, open from May 01 through October 31. The start point is at the park, but there can be no ‘walk box’ there. Registration will be done online only. Please register online to receive the map & instructions, plus the means of payment for the IVV stamp. Trail and road-only routes from 20k ~ 60k are possible. Contact Graham Fawcett for details.

12. Greely West Park Walk CVF-356 - 6485 Greely West Drive, Greely. A new OVO Mid-Seasonal Walk Event, open from May 01 through October 31. The start point is at the park, but there can be no ‘walk box’ there. Registration will be done online only. Please register online to receive the map & instructions, plus the means of payment for the IVV stamp. Trail and road-only routes from 5k ~ 42k are possible. Contact Graham Fawcett for details.