Bay ward is home to one of the best skiing trails in the City thanks to the dedicated volunteers of the Britannia Winter Trail association. This 17 km multi-use urban trail is welcoming and inclusive to all forms of winter activity: cross-country skiing, winter biking, snow shoeing, or walking, thereby promoting active winter living and enhancing the National Capital winter experience in Ottawa. Centered in Britannia Park, the trail extends east along the multi-use recreational pathway (Trans-Canada Trail) to the Deschenes Rapids Parking lot and west through Andrew Haydon Park. There are occasional loops within Britannia Park, at the eastern and western ends of the trail and along the multi-use path adjacent to the river and west of the Belltown Dome.
I received news this past week that the BWT Association unanimously voted to have me join their Board of Directors. I am honoured and privileged to have this opportunity. Back in spring of 2019 I worked with volunteers who were keen to explore the possibility of creating an urban winter trail in the Britannia Park area. With financial support from my ward budget and the hard work and fundraising efforts of community members the BWT came to fruition in the winter 2020. We are so fortunate to have this gem in our community for all to use.
The BWT Association is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of sponsors like the NCC, City of Ottawa and through generous donation of our community. One of their fundraising efforts that you can support is Spreading the Love campaign.