free things to do in Canada


Cycling, running, walking the national capital for free

Canada’s Capital Region is home to the Capital Pathway network, one of the largest in North America. More than 600 kilometres of multi-use paths link superb natural areas, parks, gardens, museums and attractions.

The NCC manages 236 kilometres of these pathways, which extend from Gatineau Park, through Ottawa and into the Greenbelt. The network also links the Capital to hundreds of locations across Canada via the Trans Canada Trail, which today consists of 24,000 kilometres of multi-use trails. The pathways in the Outaouais are also part of the 5,300-kilometre Route verte network.