Ottawa is the perfect city for people who love to be active and embrace the outdoors. It is a place that is nestled upon some of the greatest natural settings that provide you with ample opportunities to take advantage of the beauty that surrounds you. Whether it’s walking or cycling along the winding trails through Gatineau Park, or skating across the Rideau Canal in the wintertime, if you’re looking to staying fit this winter, Ottawa offers you countless ways in which you can easily keep up your fitness game.
Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski in Gatineau Park
Gatineau Park is, without a doubt, one of the main features that make this city so special. This natural beauty offers you the perfect setting to get out your cross-country skis or snowshoes and spend a day with your family or friends along the winding, snowy trails. Showshoeing or cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park is a great way to take in the winter wonderland while burning off those calories at the same time.
Hit the Slopes
What better way to embrace the cool, wintery outdoors than by hitting the slopes? If cross-country skiing or snowshoeing isn’t your thing, you can alpine ski or snowboard at numerous ski resorts that are located around the Ottawa area. When it comes to winter sports, Ottawa has enough options to keep you active for months on end.
Running or Cycling Along the Trails
There are an abundance of paths and trails in Ottawa that you can utilize for cycling or running throughout the city. Many of these trails are ploughed during the winter months, and available for use. You can get to know the city as you make your way along theses paths and check out new and exciting neighbourhoods that maybe you’ve yet to discover. It’s one of the best ways to get to know this city a little better while incorporating some cardio as well.
Join a Sports League
For many people, the communal and social aspect of exercise makes it all that more enjoyable. If you’re looking for a team or sports league to join, check out Ottawa Sport & Social Club (OSSC) where you’ll find a variety of teams that you can join with friends or even on your own. Stay active this winter and make new friends in the process!
Join a New Class
If you’re eager to learn a new skill, you can take up a class, while keeping your body active and limber as well. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, trail running, or Nordic fitness, Ottawa has so many different classes and programs to offer that you will surely find something to peak your interest.
Embrace the beauty of Ottawa this winter! It might get cold, but we promise that Ottawa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world all covered in white, fluffy snow. Get active and go explore this beautiful city! CLV Group also offers events for its residents to stay social during the winter months. To learn more, visit our events page!