RTA response to COVID-19 (updated 17 Feb 2021)

15 Mar 2020

Updated February 17, 2021:

  • RTA-sanctioned hikes are resuming where permitted. Consult the Ontario COVID-19 response framework overview for details.
  • the Rideau Trail remains open, subject to any local restrictions or conditions set by landowners
  • you are encouraged to keep active while respecting current regulations and guidelines



The Government of Ontario has returned to its colour-coded COVID-19 response framework. Currently the entire Rideau Trail falls within zones (public health units) which are not under lockdown orders.

The Rideau Trail Association has resumed its sanctioned hikes, as permitted by the provincial guidelines. Members are asked to consult our TeamUp calendar for the latest listings. Hikes are limited to members only, and leaders must ensure that all COVID-related constraints are respected.

The full length of the Rideau Trail remains open, subject to restrictions set by landowners such as Ontario Parks and local conservation authorities.

We encourage members to maintain their well-being by getting fresh air and exercise locally while adhering to public health guidelines, and we look forward to seeing you on the trail again soon!


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