This SJAM is a groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) that will promote active living, provide access to the Ottawa River shoreline, and welcome a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail will respect environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.
The trail will connect the Canadian War Museum with park lands along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to Westboro Beach, animating spaces that until now have been little used in the winter. Transit stations border the trail at LeBreton Flats, Bayview/O-train and Dominion Stations, with parking at Westboro Beach, Champlain Park and the Canadian War Museum, providing ready access for visitors from around the National Capital Region.
Two tracks will be set, one for snowshoers, walkers and bikers and the other for cross-country skiers, supporting both classic and skate style techniques. The walking track will follow the existing pathway. Serpentine loops will add distance to the ski track at the Selby Plains and Remic Rapids greenspaces and at open lands adjacent to the War Museum and Champlain Bridge, for an expected distance of 16 kilometres. Amenities along the trail include the Westboro Beach tobogganing hill, the John Ceprano rock sculptures and the café at the War Museum.
Access by Public Transit
The Trail is accessible at Dominion Station and Bayview Station.
Access by Car
Parking facilities are located in the Eastern end at the War Museum, in the west at Westboro Beach and more centrally at Champlain Bridge.
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You can obtain information about trail conditions at the following spots:
• winter trail.ca
• Twitter @sjamwintertrail
• Facebook – SJAM.Winter.Trail
• updating the NCC website
• updating dovercourt.org