Green’s Creek

Green’s Creek, to the east of Ottawa, is an area of unusual geology with steep-sided ravines and plateaus. There are several short ski and hiking trails, as well as a toboggan slide. Green’s Creek also marks the eastern end of the Greenbelt Pathway, which will extend across the whole Greenbelt when completed.

The steep, forested slopes of Green’s Creek and the narrow clay-based flood plain provide an important wildlife corridor. This corridor extends south from the Ottawa River to inland habitats, and crosses developed agricultural and urban lands. The creek also supports a wide variety of provincially and regionally rare species, including probably the largest Canadian population of the rare cattail sedge.

Things to do at Green’s Creek

The area contains 5.5 kilometres of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Greenbelt Pathway offers 4.6 kilometres for cycling and in-line skating, and connects to the Ottawa River Pathway. In winter, the toboggan hill provides fun for the whole family.


Parking: Free, year-round parking is available at the P25 and P26 parking lots.

Universal Accessibility: The Greenbelt Pathway East is universally accessible.