Ontario Online Registration Walks

These walks, for which the Ontario Director is responsible, require online registration- there is no walk box. The registration process requires some preplanning and applies to these walks only.

  1. Click here to download, print and sign a waiver/registration form (one for each person in your group.)
  2. Click below on the route and distance you want in order to download and print the walk instructions and maps. Please note: By downloading these instructions you and all members of your group are agreeing to our terms, which include signing our waiver before you start your walk.
  3. Click the Start Point address to see a Google map of the start point.
  4. Do the walk.
  5. Mail the signed waiver/registration form to Karen Venema, 1261 Portland Ave.,  Ottawa, ON K1V 6E8 and enclose a cheque or money order payable to:  Walking and Volkssport Association of Ontario ($2 per person, per walk.) Electronic insert sheets and stamps will be emailed to you.
  6. Or email the waiver/registration form as an attachment to wvaoevents@gmail.com  and etransfer payment to: wvaotreasurer@gmail.com  You will receive insert sheets and stamps by email once the signed waiver/registration form and payment have been received.
  7. Questions? Phone Karen at 613-731-5417 or email her at wvaoevents@gmail.com


PTs are available all year unless otherwise specified

BELLEVILLE – PT # 168
START POINT: Tim Hortons – Bay View Mall, 470 Dundas St E, Belleville, ON K8N 1G1
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 7, 10   RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk (10K)
WALK INFORMATION: Washrooms available at the Start/Finish point and along the route. The 10 km route goes through the Belleville East Village heritage district, then follows the Riverfront Trail along the Moira River on a former rail line, a year-round trail with paved paths. It joins the 5, 6 & 7 km routes on the Waterfront Trail which allows stunning views of the Bay of Quinte.
Click here for 5/6 km linear trail – rating1B
Click here for 7 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


BRACEBRIDGE – PT # 229

START POINT: Bracebridge Visitor Information Centre, 3 Ecclestone Dr, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S4
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 2A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: This walk follows the Trans Canada Trail along the Muskoka River and around Bracebridge Bay and features panoramic vistas and lookouts over the Bracebridge Falls, one of the trademark sites of the community.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2A
Click here for 10 km – rating 3A 

BRIGHTON – PT # 146
START POINT: Brighton YMCA, 170 Main Street K0K 1H0
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 1B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Art in Public Places
WALK INFORMATION: Brighton is known for its apples and proximity to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. The walk takes you along Brighton’s main strip with several beautiful old buildings and plenty of greenspace. Enjoy the beautiful flowers and mural along Casey’s Lane and discover which streets are named for apple varieties.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2A
Click here for 10 km – rating 2A


CAMPBELLFORD – PT # 297
START POINT: Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce, 51 Grand Road K0L 1L0
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 6, 10    RATING: 1B, 2B (optional side trail)
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Washrooms are available at the start/finish point. Campbellford is known as “The Home of the Two Dollar Coin”. The most famous bear in Canada, named Churchill, is stamped on the “toonie”. You will start your walk at the giant $2 coin, located in Old Mill Park, then immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings, past downtown heritage buildings and quaint shops. Enjoy your walk across the 300-foot long Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge which hovers 30 feet above the Ranney Gorge. The walk takes you on the Trans Canada Trail through Ferris Provincial Park with an optional 2B side trail available. A 1A route is provided for those who do not wish to cross the suspension bridge.
Click here for 6 km – rating 1B or 2C
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B or 2C


COBOURG – PT # 129

START POINT: Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West K9A 2M2
DISTANCES: 5, 8, 10    RATING: 1B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Lighthouses, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: The walk starts at the impressive Victoria Hall, a national historic treasure in the neoclassical style, topped by a prominent clocktower. Explore the Cobourg portion of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, the Cobourg Marina, Victoria Beach and boardwalk, the Ecology Garden, Historic Downtown and the Cobourg East Pierhead Lighthouse. Cobourg’s natural beauty and sandy beaches flanked by beautiful lake vistas throughout the walk are a definite attraction.
Click here for 5 km, 8 km and 10 km – rating 1B


CORNWALL – PT # 190
START POINT: Cornwall Civic Complex, 100 Water Street E K6H 6G4
PT DATES: 2024-04-15~ 2024-11-15
DISTANCES: 5, 10   RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters (10K only), Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Washrooms are available at the start/finish point. The routes take you along the Waterfront Trail, spanning the entire Cornwall waterfront, offering great views of the St. Lawrence River. The 10 km route additionally explores the downtown heritage district.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1A
Click here for 10 km – rating 1A


GUELPH – PT # 239
START POINT: Delta Hotels by Marriott, Guelph Conference Centre, 50 Stone Rd N1G 0A9
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 2A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters
WALK INFORMATION: Both the 5 and 10 km routes go through the beautiful University of Guelph Arboretum. The 10 km continues along the Eramosa River Trail and the Royal Trail, through the Covered Bridge, an 1880’s style pedestrian and cycling bridge, and past the birthplace of John McCrae (author of “In Flanders Fields”), now a museum.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


KINCARDINE – PT # 057

START POINT: Reunion Park, 200 Station Beach Road N0G 2R0
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Lighthouses
WALK INFORMATION: Kincardine sits on the shores of Lake Huron and is known for its incredible sunsets, white sandy beaches, and sand dunes. The routes take you past the historic Kincardine lighthouse, museum, and gift store. It is the only “downtown” lighthouse on the Bruce Coast. Don’t miss the Pipe Band Parade every Saturday night during the summer.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


LONDON – Heritage PT # 045
START POINT: Gibbons Park, 2A Grosvenor Street N6A 2Y7
DISTANCES: 10        RATING: 1A
WALK INFORMATION: This walk goes through the heritage district of London, past historic homes on quiet, tree-lined streets. London is celebrated as the birthplace of insulin, a great Canadian discovery by Sir Frederick Grant Banting.
Click here for 10 km – rating 1A


LONDON – Thames River & University PT # 121

START POINT: Gibbons Park, 2A Grosvenor Street N6A 2Y7
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 2B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians
WALK INFORMATION: This walk weaves its way along the Thames River and through parks and green spaces on the Thames River Trail then explores Western University’s grounds and majestic buildings.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B


MANOTICK – PT # 054

START POINT: Macs, 5511 Manotick Main Street K4M 1B3
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10, 11      RATING: 1A / 2B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians
WALK INFORMATION: A beautiful walk in a town that is separated by the Rideau River with an island in the middle. The route passes the historic, apparently haunted old mill, as well as other historic buildings and quaint little shops.  Winter routes are available.
Click here for Winter 5 km – rating 1A
Click here for Winter 10 km – rating 1A
Click here for Summer 6 km – rating 2B
Click here for Summer 10 km – rating 2B


NIAGARA FALLS – PT # 071
START POINT: Tim Hortons, 4950 Clifton Hill L2E 6S8
DISTANCES: 5, 10, 15          RATING: 1B
WALK INFORMATION: You require a passport to complete the 15K and USA option of the 10K route.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern tip of the Niagara Gorge and one of the seven natural wonders of North America. The Canadian side provides the greater panoramic views while the American side allows one to stand a few feet from the falls and gather an idea of the power of the water flow over the falls. The route follows the Niagara River Trail, passing the Floral Showcase and through the parkland along the Niagara Parkway. The 15 km route crosses to the US side of the Falls and into Prospect Point Park. An alternate 10K route also crosses the Rainbow Bridge to the US.
Click here for both 10 km and 15 km – rating 1B
5 km to follow


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – PT # 072
START POINT: Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, 223 King Street L0S 1J0
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 1B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Lighthouse, Famous Canadians, Boardwalks, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Public washrooms and paid parking available on Market St. Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario. It is a well-preserved 19th-century village and the heart of Ontario wine country. The walk takes you through the quaint downtown and heritage district, past grand homes and gorgeous inns, the renowned Shaw Festival Theatre, and through parks and pathways along the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.
Click here for 5 km and 10 km – rating 1B 


OTTAWA – RLDW In the Steps of Champlain PT # 270
DISTANCES: 200      RATING: 1B
START POINT: Varies for each stage
WALK INFORMATION: A walking tour of Ottawa ON & Gatineau QC. This walk is also available in a virtual format. Phone Karen at 613-731-5417 or email her at wvaoevents@gmail.com for more information
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk


PARRY SOUND – PT # 230
START POINT: Turtle Jack’s Muskoka Grill, 22 Bay Street P2A 1S5
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 10        RATING: 2B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians
WALK INFORMATION: Parry Sound is located on the shores of Georgian Bay in the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. The routes follow the well-known Rotary and the Algonquin Regiment Waterfront Trail, a 6 km trail that hugs the rocky shores of Georgian Bay. Known locally as the ‘Fitness Trail’, there are several interpretive plaques along the way. Don’t forget to check out the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B 


PERTH – PT # 073
START POINT: Hourglass Coffee House, 1 Sherbrooke Street K7H 1A1
DISTANCES: 5, 10    RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Hourglass Coffee House is in the former Old Perth Shoe Factory, a lovely old building. There is plenty of parking on either side of the building. Towards the end of April, the town holds an annual Maple Fest celebrating the maple syrup industry in the area. Perth is the site of the last fatal duel fought in Upper Canada on 13 June 1833. Check out the actual pistols used in the “last duel” at the Tourist Information Centre. For more information about the duel go to: https://mysteriesofcanada.com/ontario/last-duel/
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – rating 1A


PETERBOROUGH – PT # 205
START POINT: Balsillie Family YMCA, 123 Aylmer Street S K9J 3H8
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 6, 10    RATING: 1B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: The walk takes you on the Trans Canada Trail along Little Lake passing the Centennial Fountain, through a campground, along the shores of the Otonabee River and over the London St Bridge (boardwalk)
Click here for 6 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


PORT ELGIN – PT # 287
START POINT: Port Elgin Main Beach, 100 Green Street N0H 2C5
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 6, 10    RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Boardwalks, Lighthouses
WALK INFORMATION: Enjoy your walk through this popular lakeside community as the routes take you along the North Shore Trail, one of the prettiest multi-use trails in Ontario. Travel along the Saugeen Shores of Lake Huron and through the shops in the downtown core. You will pass the Port Elgin Public Library, one of a decreasing number of Carnegie Libraries and a prominent landmark of the town.
Click here for Downtown 6 km – rating 1B
Click here for Lake 6 km – rating 1A
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


SAULT STE. MARIE – PT # 300
START POINT: Roberta Bondar Pavilion, 65 Foster Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5N1
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10            RATING: 1A, 1B, 2B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Art in Public Places, Moving Waters, Boardwalks
WALK INFORMATION: The 6 km route winds along the waterfront of the St. Mary’s River, past museums, the downtown area, and out to the historic canal and locks.  The 10 km continues out to natural trails on Whitefish Island for a view of the rapids.  Drive to the Bellevue Marina, 48 Pine St. P6A 3Y1 for a 5 km route through Bellevue Park and catch sight of lake freighters on the St. Mary’s River (Art in Public Places & Moving Waters).  An alternate 5 km route follows natural trails in the Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area. 
Click here for 6 km – rating 1A
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B
5 km to follow


SMITHS FALLS – PT # 174
START POINT: Best Western – Col. By Inn, 88 Lombard Street K7A 4G5
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 6, 10            RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Art in Public Places, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Walk along the Rideau Canal waterway as it passes through the town and over a couple of the four locks. Smiths Falls is a beautiful waterfront community with historic architecture and soon to be home (again) of a Hershey’s Chocolate production plant (Hershey’s connection to Smiths Falls stretches back 63 years).
PT DATES: 2023-05-01~ 2023-10-31
Click here for 5 km, 6 km and 10 km – rating 1A


SOUTHAMPTON – PT # 280
START POINT: Southampton Beach Flagpole, 2 High Street N0H 2L0
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 6, 10    RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Famous Canadians, Boardwalks, Lighthouses
WALK INFORMATION: A lovely walk on the boardwalk along the shore of Lake Huron, past grand cottages and through the historic part of town.
Click here for 6 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B


STRATFORD – PT # 242
START POINT: North Shore Park, Parking Lot, Lakeside Drive at William St
DISTANCES: 6, 10    RATING: 1B
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Stratford is touted as one of the prettiest historic cities of Ontario, and is home to the legendary Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a world-class celebration of all things Shakespeare. The route has you strolling down historic Victorian streets lined with cafés, bistros, and unique shops. On to the Avon River, past the Shakespearean Gardens and past Stratford City Hall, with its prominent clock tower, a National Historic Site due to its majestic structure and architecture.
Click here for 6 and 10 km – rating 1B


TORONTO – Downtown PT # 288
START POINT: Union Station, 65 Front St W, M5J 1E6
DISTANCES: 6, 7, 10            RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Capital Cities, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters, Time to Walk
WALK INFORMATION: Discover the heart of Toronto and see Toronto’s key sites including the Toronto Harbour, University of Toronto (10K), Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, the Blue Jays Stadium, and the grounds of the Ontario Legislature (7K & 10K).
Click here for 6km and 10 km – rating 1A
7 km to follow


TORONTO – High Park / Humber Bay PT # 122
START POINT: There are two start points for this walk.
High Park 5K and High Park–Humber Bay Shores 10K – parking and start point at the Grenadier Café, 200 Parkside Dr M6R 2Z3
Humber Bay Shores 5K – parking and start point are at: Humber Bridge Parking, 1998 Lake Shore Blvd W M6S.
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 10, 5            RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters
WALK INFORMATION: High Park is recognized as an environmentally significant area; approximately two thirds of it remains in a natural state. Washrooms are available at Grenadier Café and throughout the park. Both the 5K and 10K routes take you along paved pathways in High Park. The 10K and 5K Humber Bay Shores routes take the Trans Canada Trail along the boardwalk on the shores of Humber Bay – Lake Ontario. Spectacular views of the Toronto skyline are available from the Humber Bay Arch Bridge.
Click here for High Park 5 km – rating 1A
Click here for High Park/Humber Bay 10 km – rating 1A
Click here for Humber Bay 5 km – rating 1A
10 km for Humber Bay to follow


TORONTO ISLAND – PT # 124
START POINT: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 11 Queen’s Quay M5J 2H3
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 7, 10            RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Boardwalks, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters
WALK INFORMATION: You must take a ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to get to Toronto Island Park. Check this link for more information: https://www.torontoisland.com/index.php
The Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (the ferry docks) is located between Bay Street and Yonge Street on Queens Quay. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the terminal or bought online. Ferry boats go to three different Islands: Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point and Ward’s Island. The routes all start at the Ward’s Island Ferry Dock. The islands are all connected, so you can walk from one to another. The 5 & 7 km routes end at the Centre Island Ferry. Note: After the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, only the Ferry to Ward’s Island remains in service. Most amenities on the Island are closed after that date.
Click here for 5 km, 7 km and 10 km – rating 1B


WATERLOO – PT # 238
START POINT: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr. N2J 4A8
PT DATES: 2024-05-01~ 2024-10-31
DISTANCES: 5, 11    RATING: 1A
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Boardwalks, Famous Canadians
WALK INFORMATION: Waterloo is home to two universities. All routes go through the University of Waterloo and follow the Laurel and Trans Canada Trail.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 11 km – rating 1B