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, Outings and Activities posted on the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers Meetup are
entirely at your own risk. They have inherent dangers that may result in extensive costs,
serious and life impacting illness(es), serious and life impacting injury(ies) and even

The website is simply a means of bringing people of similar interests together and the Hosts
are simply looking for people with whom they can share the Events, Outings and Activities
they 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.
Hosts only have their own personal experience and training to draw upon with respect to the
Outings they post.  

Nor can the Ottawa-Gatineau Adventurers, its Organizers or Hosts, ensure Attendees are capable of or adequately prepared for the Outings and Activities in which they participate, or anticipate everything that might happen or even everthing that Attendees might do.  This is why you assume full responsibility for your own safety and well being by participating in the Outings and Activities posted here.

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

********************NOTE TO OUTING HOSTS*******************
(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, May 5, 2015 10:00 AM

    Walk from Western Greenbelt parking lot P3 on Corkstown Road

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

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

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

    Hike from P12 to Huron Cabin -11 KM

    31 Participants attending
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015 7:30 AM

    Early Morning Hike - Champlain Lookout to Tawadina

    15 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)

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

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

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

    MEC Ottawa Bikefest

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

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

    3 Participants attending
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 8:00 PM

    Discuss and Register for Canoe Camping Trips for Summer 2015

    13 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:30 AM


    20 Participants attending
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 4:30 PM

    Bike Day on the Hill / Journeé du veló sur la colline

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

    MEC Ottawa Paddlefest

    3 Participants attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:15 AM

    Go Spelunking! (cave exploring)

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

    Frontenac Park Trip Planning Meeting

    4 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)

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

    Canoe Camping on Lac Poisson Blanc (5 Days)

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

    Hike the John Muir Trail in California

    8 Participants attending
  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:00 AM

    Canoe Camping in Papineau-Labelle (4 Days)

    12 Participants attending

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