Hi and welcome to the National Capital Volkssport Walking Club Meetup!
As we all strive for a healthier lifestyle in these busy times, walking is an easy, cheap, and fun way to be part of your health and fitness plan. For over 30 years, we have been walking all over Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, and other parts of the National Capital Region as well as areas of Eastern Ontario.
Come join us and you will see parts of the Ottawa region that you would not normally visit. The walks take between 1 to 2 1/2 hours depending on which walk you do (5km or 10km). The trails are on city streets as well as wooded trails.
The walking clubs, the Nepean Nomads and the Ottawa Voyageurs, of the Canadian Volkssport Federation, believe that walking is not only healthy physically, but also mentally. We usually walk in a group so it's a great way to make new friends and connect with interesting people.
All you need is the love of walking, comfortable footwear, and to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
For those of you who want to join us afterwards, we always pick a nearby restaurant for a bite to eat or a coffee.
A fee of $2 is charged for participation in each walk for members and non-members. This covers administration fees and insurance costs of the walking clubs.
We always welcome new members at our clubs should you wish to join. We have fun annual trips that you may also enjoy. Annual membership for the Nepean Nomads Walking Club is $10/year and $15/year for the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club. Visit their websites at http://www.nepeannomads.com/index.php and http://ottawa-voyageurs.wikidot.com/membership to download membership forms and for information and contacts on how to join.
For more information and a list of walks on the downloadable schedule, check out our websites: