The CN Cycle for CHEO is a fun, non-competitive event that offers a wide range of cycling and walking routes for people of all ages and abilities. Our fully-supported urban cycling routes will be closed to traffic and will offer a unique opportunity for individuals, groups and families to safely cycle along Ottawa’s most scenic corridors, including the picturesque Sir John A. Macdonald and Aviation Parkways and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rideau Canal with its renowned NCC tulip beds.

All events begin and end at the Canadian War Museum with post-event activities taking place on the adjacent grounds at LeBreton Flats.

View SAFETY PRECAUTIONS for each route.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your event departs.
  • Choose an event you can comfortably complete by 12:15 p.m.
  • All cyclists and in-line skaters must wear an approved safety helmet.

Choose Your Route Register

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Start at LeBreton Flats Park. Cycle the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway westbound lanes to Deschênes Rapids. Turn around. Cycle the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway eastbound lanes to Wellington Street. Continue east on Wellington Street, south on Lyon Street, east on Laurier Ave. to Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED). Cycle south on QED to Prince of Wales Drive, continue south on Prince of Wales Drive to Heron Road. Turn east on to Heron Road westbound lane. Continue to Vincent Massey Park (VMP) off ramp. Go west around VMP driveway to Heron Road eastbound lane up to Riverside Drive. Turn south on to Riverside Drive, then west on to Hogs Back Rd. Turn north on to Colonel By Drive. Continue north down Sussex Drive to Rockcliffe Parkway. Turn around just before St. Joseph Blvd. Take Rockcliffe Parkway back to Sussex Drive. Go south on Sussex then turn west on Wellington Street and return to LeBreton Flats Park.

There are four rest stops available along the route that have water and washroom facilities. View safety precautions.

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Start at LeBreton Flats Park. Cycle the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway westbound lanes to Westboro Beach. Turn around. Cycle the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway eastbound lanes to Wellington Street. Continue east on Wellington Street, south on Lyon Street, east on Laurier Ave. to Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED). Cycle south on QED to Prince of Wales Drive, continue south on Prince of Wales Drive to Heron Road. Turn east on to Heron Road westbound lane. Continue to Vincent Massey Park (VMP) off ramp. Go west around VMP driveway to Heron Road eastbound lane up to Riverside Drive. Turn south on to Riverside Drive, then west on to Hogs Back Rd. Turn north on to Colonel By Drive. Turn west on to Wellington Street and return to LeBreton Flats Park.

There are two rest stops available along the route that have water and washroom facilities. View safety precautions.

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Start at LeBreton Flats Park. Cycle in the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway westbound lanes to Deschênes Rapids. Turn around. Return to Lebreton Flats Park via the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway eastbound lanes.

There is one rest stop available along the route that have water and washroom facilities. View safety precautions.

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Start at LeBreton Flats Park. Walk westward in the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway westbound lanes 2.5K, turn around at Remic Rapids and return to finish at LeBreton Flats Park.

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Start at LeBreton Flats Park. Walk in the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway westbound lanes 1K, turn around just past Prince of Wales Railway Bridge and return to finish at LeBreton Flats Park.

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