Hi and welcome to the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup,

We are an informal group of people with a common interest in outdoor and wilderness activities: from day outings like hiking, cycling, paddling, xc skiing and snowshoeing to multi-day trips like backpacking and canoe camping. All skill levels are welcome.

We are in the process of renaming ourselves from the Ottawa Backpacking Meetup to Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers.  The first stage is underway and it involves changing all references on the website.  The second stage would be to change the link for the website itself and that will be done in a few months once we are satisfied that there are no issues with the new name.  Please see the link below for comments, questions or concerns

Have an idea for a day trip, weekend trip or multi-day adventure?  Anyone can post a day trip by suggesting an event from the main page, though you should have experience with the meetup group and the meetup group should have experience with you before you should post more risky outings (i.e. paddling, scrambling, rock climbing, caving, etc.) or multi-day adventures - but you can still start a thread about it on the discussion board.

Hope to see you all out and about,

The Leadership Team

********************DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY*******************

All events and activities posted on the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup are entirely at your own risk. There is the risk of getting lost, life impacting illness, injury and even death in the activities posted.

The website is simply a means of bringing people with similar interests together, and the Hosts are simply looking for people with whom they can share activities they particularly enjoy.

Organizers and Hosts are volunteers, not professionals. The Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup does not check or review their experience, their training, nor their backgrounds.  Event Hosts only have their own personal experience and training to draw upon with respect to the events they post.

Please see the following link with respect to risk and safety in the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup:

********************NOTE TO TRIP COORDINATORS*******************
(i.e. if you post events or participate in the organization of the meetup group itself):

1) You don't have to be an organizer on this site to post a trip.  However, if you are added to the organizer list you'll have access to a few more features on this site, like the ability to email everyone who has RSVPed for your trip. If you would like to be added as an event organizer or participate in the leadership team let us know.

2) When posting an event schedule it for the time people should start collecting at the car pooling location.  Then post in the event description the departure time from this location (10-15 minutes later) and the time you expect to arrive at the event location.  I would also recommend posting a google maps link with the directions from the car-pooling location to where the event will be taking place in the event description.

3) Provide people with some idea of the difficulty and duration of the event so that people know whether it is something of which they are capable and for which they have sufficient time. A 15km hike on predominantly flat terrain is very different from a 15km hike up to the top of a peak and back.  If the event requires special gear this should also be included in the description.


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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:00 AM

    Walk from Greenbelt parking lot P4 (Timm Road)

    6 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 AM

    Jane's Walk - Saturday

    14 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:30 AM

    Hike up Luskville Falls!

    25 Participants attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:00 AM

    Jane's Walk - Sunday

    6 Participants attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:30 AM

    Hike Luskville Falls! (a 2nd day in a row)

    20 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00 AM

    Saturday Bike Ride - To Bells Corners and Back (~75km)

    6 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00 AM

    Hike from P12 to Huron Cabin -11 KM

    28 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:30 AM

    Tri-Peaks Escarpment climb near Luskville (re-visit!)

    25 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:30 AM

    Gatineau hike to 8 lookouts! (approx. 25.5kms)

    21 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:45 AM

    Luskville Falls Hike then Off to McKinstry Cabin- ~ 12-13 Km

    30 Participants attending
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 8:30 AM

    MEC Ottawa Bikefest

    18 Participants attending
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:00 AM

    Sunday Bike Ride: MEC Bikefest and Aylmer Marina (~65/80km)

    1 Participants attending
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 10:00 AM

    Coming soon

    1 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 AM

    MEC Ottawa Paddlefest

    4 Participants attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:15 AM

    Go Spelunking! (cave exploring)

    27 Participants attending
  • Monday, June 8, 2015 8:00 PM

    Frontenac Park Trip Planning Meeting

    3 Participants attending
  • Monday, June 15, 2015 8:00 PM

    Lac Poison Blanc Trip Planning Meeting

    3 Participants attending
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:00 AM

    Canoe Camping in Frontenac Park (4 Days)

    25 Participants attending
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:00 AM

    Canoe Camping on Lac Poisson Blanc (5 Days)

    17 Participants attending
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:00 PM

    Hike the John Muir Trail in California

    8 Participants attending

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