Membership in the RTA

Being a member of the Rideau Trail Association is a great way to support the Rideau Trail while also earning you some valuable benefits!

The RTA’s membership year is from April 1st to the following March 31st. If you join after October 31st, your NEW membership will be extended to the end of the following membership year. Note: this offer is not applicable to renewing or returning memberships.

Please note that you must be 18 years or older to become a member of the RTA. There are two types of memberships:

  1. Membership with electronic newsletter – $26 per year.
  2. Membership with printed newsletter – $30 per year.

Member Benefits

  • An electronic subscription to the RTA’s quarterly newsletter which features hiking articles and a detailed list of outings organized by RTA members
  • Special mailings such as our very popular monthly E-Letters that provide updates to our event schedules
  • Voting rights at the Club and Association Annual General Meetings
  • 10% discounts at Ottawa stores Trailhead Paddleshack, Bushtukah & Great Escape Outfitters and Vamos Outdoors in Almonte
  • 10% off a CRCA Annual Pass when purchased in-person at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
  • Discounted group rate on Gatineau Park xc ski & snowshoe permits
  • RTA merchandise from our online shop

How your membership benefits the RTA

Your membership in the Rideau Trail Association provides the financial support essential for the continuous maintenance, improvement, extension, and protection of the Rideau Trail network.

Rest assured that the personal information you provide is kept confidential and will not be released to any other organization.

We recently improved our registration process, but some members may find it necessary to use our older process, which will remain active for a limited time.

If you’d prefer to join/renew by mail then please use the mail-in form instead.