The city looks magical when the sparkling snow dusts the ground. The next time you need to stretch your legs, these easy winter hikes in Ottawa would be perfect.Less
Why You Need To Go: This area offers picturesque views of Chateau Laurier and the Parliament buildings. It also has some of the best lookouts in the city, where you can see the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River.
Why You Need To Go: You can follow the 0.7-kilometre Jack Pine loop trail through a massive snow-covered forest in the Greenbelt. If you're looking to spend more time outdoors, longer trails are also available.
Why You Need To Go: The ecosystem of the 7,700-year-old Mer Bleue Bog is usually found in the Arctic rather than the Ottawa Valley, making it a unique place to visit.
Why You Need To Go: While this area is best known for its dunes, it's also lovely in the winter. It's a fantastic spot to escape the crowds and offers 6.4 kilometres of hiking trails.
Why You Need To Go: Despite the name, Mud Lake is a picturesque spot to go for birdwatching, walking around the frozen lake, and escaping the bustling city.
Why You Need To Go: This secret gem in Orleans is breathtaking during the spring but becomes even more magical in the winter. Just watch your step, or you might get your feet wet.
Why You Need To Go: Bring your dog for a hike with you along a scenic trail in the Greenbelt. Bruce Pit offers a large off-leash area, so your furry friend can run free.
Why You Need To Go: Hike along a 1.9- or 2.7-kilometre loop on the Greenbelt. There are tons of plants and wildlife to observe on your walk, especially white-tailed deer.
Why You Need To Go: This artificial waterfall is absolutely stunning when it freezes in the winter. The lookout is only steps from the parking lot, making for an easy trek.