RTA response to COVID-19 (effective 13 Apr 2021)

15 Mar 2020

Updated April 13, 2021:

  • RTA-sanctioned hikes across all three clubs (Kingston, Central, Ottawa) are cancelled until further notice.
  • the Rideau Trail remains open, subject to any local restrictions or conditions set by landowners, plus any trail closures.
  • although hiking is permitted, you should not travel between regions for hikes



The Government of Ontario has suspended its colour-coded COVID-19 response framework in favour of a stay-at-home order, effective April 8, 2021.

The Rideau Trail Association is committed to doing its part to keep its members safe, to respect the Ontario lockdown, and to limit the spread of COVID. As a result, organized hikes are cancelled across all clubs until further notice.

The full length of the Rideau Trail remains open, subject to restrictions set by landowners such as Ontario Parks and local conservation authorities. Please also note any applicable trail closures.

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


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