Events

Hiking Schedule October to December 2015

 

Gatineau Park - Hike to Healey and Herridge lodges

When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm

Excursion led by Elena Kreuzberg

Meeting at 9:00 am on Parking 16 in the Park: 
P16 Vallée-Meech Parc de la Gatineau, Chemin Pine
Chelsea, QC J9B 2K2

During our excursion we explore the diversity of wildlife in the Gatineau Park in late October, explore fall colors and sounds,  enjoy the tea and time in the warm cabins and talk about Park conservation history.
Take your cameras and snack for refreshment. Be prepared in accordance with weather.
No visitors fees in the Park, however, small donations to CPAWS-OV are welcomed.

Fall In Algonquin Park - Sunday, November 8th 

 

 

Excursion led by John McDonnell and Elena Kreuzberg

Meet at 6:00 am near Pizza-Pizza at the Lincoln Fields Plaza

 

Pizza Pizza
Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
1338 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON K2B 8L4

Autumn is an exciting time in Algonquin Park. It is expected that we’ll arrive in the park around 9:00 am and stay there for the whole day. We plan to visit Spruce Bog Trail, Beaver Trail, Lookout, Visitor Center.
Take your cameras and snacks as well as lunch for refreshment. Be prepared in accordance with weather.

Please RSVP as soon as posible by calling CPAWS at (613) 232-7297 or e-mailing ekreuzberg@cpaws.org

Visitors fees at the Park are $20 per car

 

Greenbelt Hikes : Mer Bleue Conservation Area

When: November 15, 2015, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Excursion led by Elena Kreuzberg
Meeting at 10:00 am on Parking 22 near the Boardwalk of Mer Bleue Bog:
Intersection of Anderson and Ridge Rd ; - end of Ridge Rd.

 

During this trip we’ll talk about peat-bogs, their origin and their role in the storage of CO2 – Carbon Dioxides. We also will explore specific biodiversity of this place and know why it was nominated as Ramsar site or Wetland of International Importance.
Take your cameras and snack for refreshment. Be prepared in accordance with weather.
Small donations to CPAWS-OV are welcomed.

Greenbelt Hikes: Stony Swamp – Jack Pine Trail and Ottawa Bird Care Center

When: November 28, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Excursion led by Elena Kreuzberg
Meeting at 10:00 am on Parking 9 near Jack Pine Trail:
Jack Pine Trail
Nepean, ON K2R 1H4

 

During our hike we’ll have a chance to explore what late fall visitors (resident, migratory and wintering birds) occur in the forests around Ottawa and regularly explore many bird-feeders along the trail. We’ll have chance to feed birds. We’ll talk also about history and role of Greenbelt for ecosystem services and human health and why the Greenbelt makes Ottawa one of the most ecologically sound places in the world. 
On the back way we’ll have chance to visit the Ottawa Bird Care Center (open at 12:00 pm) and see how this center operates, helping to recover local wildlife.
Take your cameras and snack for refreshment. Be prepared in accordance with weather.
Small donations to CPAWS-OV are welcomed.

Gatineau Park before Christmas: Magic of Fullmoon Night at the forest on the route from Parking 12 to Western Cabin

When: December 12 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Excursion led by Elena Kreuzberg
Meeting at 7:00 pm on Parking 12 near Meech Lake in Gatineau Park:
Trail 40, Chelsea, Québec J9B 1H9

 

On this night hike, we’ll walk from Meech Lake to Western Cabin to experience the magic of the Park’s landscape under the moon light. The trail goes through woods, but has several openings and beautiful landscapes.
The cabin at Western offers one of the best views of any the shelters in the park. It sits on top of the buff and overlooks the Ottawa Valley and the Ottawa River (roughly opposite Dunrobin) . This great view can be enjoyed through the cabin windows or when sitting on a long bench outside. Western is a cozy rustic cabin that is built with large round logs, but it's not very big (maybe only 6 or 7 picnic tables). The wood stove in this cabin has a glass door for viewing the fire.

Take your headlamps and snack for refreshment. Be prepared in accordance with weather.
Small donations to CPAWS-OV are welcomed.