In-line skating

Grab your in-line skates and head for the hills or explore the Greenbelt on the Watts Creek Pathway!


Watts Creek Pathway

The Watts Creek Pathway is a 9.3 kilometre trail west of Ottawa in the Shirley’s Bay area. The pathway is part of the Capital Pathway network.


·         The Watts Creek Pathway is universally accessible

Gatineau Park

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy 8.2 kilometres of scenic parkways in Gatineau Park that are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.

Weekend mornings: Short Loops in the Park

On Saturday mornings, from May 27 to October 22, 2017, sections of the Gatineau Parkway will be closed to motor vehicles.

From September through October, the Gatineau Parkway is closed to motorists on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.


  • 6 am to 11 am
    • Gatineau Parkway between Champlain Parkway and Chemin du Lac-Meech (4.7 kilometres)
  • 6 am to 1 pm
    • Gatineau Parkway between parking lots P8 and P9 (3.5 kilometres)

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays in Gatineau Park

On summer Sundays, in-line skaters can join cyclists on 30.5 kilometres of car-free, scenic parkways in Gatineau Park.


  • 6 am to 11 am: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!
    • Gatineau Parkway
    • Champlain Parkway
    • Fortune Lake Parkway
  • 6 am to 1 pm: A total of 3.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.

Check out our NOKIA Sunday Bikedays page for more information.

Please note that in-line skates and roller skis are prohibited by law on any roadway when the road is open to motor vehicles. This applies to the parkways in Gatineau Park. See our regulations page for further details.