Cycling in Hintonburg – tour your own neighbourhood!

Exploring a new area is always a good idea when you’ve first moved. Now imagine doing it in a fun, fast way – try cycling in Hintonburg!

Calling all outdoor and urban lifestyle enthusiasts! Hintonburg Connection is mere minutes away from one of the prettiest bike paths in the city: the Trans-Canada Trail, hosting The Ottawa River Pathway. Enjoy cruising along the charming 30km stretch of cyclist greenery heaven while you glide beside the Ottawa River, defining Ontario and Quebec borders.

Only a short ride away…

cycling in Hintonburg
Westboro Beach

is Westboro Beach and, of course, Westboro Beach Café. Operating May through September, grab an ice-cold beverage of your choice, enjoy Lebanese-inspired cuisine and crowd-pleasing pub-fare like crispy fish and chips. Throw in some energetic live music with a picante latino flavour, and you’ve got yourself the perfect staycation! Catch a sunset on grassy knolls overlooking Gatineau and the Ottawa River with a book. Bring a picnic, go for a swim. Find serenity through nature: take a 15-minute leisurely bike ride from your new home at Hintonburg Connection every day, if you’re so inclined!

A 15-minute bike ride to the north end of Major’s Hill Park will get you a killer seat at Tavern on the Hill, a seasonal outdoor patio with a stunning view of the Ottawa River, a natural beauty. While you’re there, gaze at the majestic architecture of the Parliament Buildings, Supreme Courthouse of Canada, the elegant Chateau Laurier, chic National Art Gallery and charmingly rustic Notre-Dame Basilica. Be a tourist in your own city; enjoy a few national capital treasures while you sip casually, drinking in all the nation’s capital has to offer.

Cycling in Hintonburg
Tavern on the Hill

Want a longer ride?

Cycle to Andrew Hayden Park in under 40-minutes to watch sail boats sail away from the harbor. Check out historical landmarks along the way, or jump around like a kid again in the splash pads! Refuel, grab a burger and a beer at Baja Burger Shack at Britannia Beach, you’ll have earned it by then!  

Craving something a little different from your adventure?

Visit the Arboretum and Experimental Farm. Escape the concrete jungle and play amongst the green grass, endless flowers, seeking shade underneath a tree. Learn about past, present and future food-agro techniques through unique, artistic exhibits at the Museum of Agriculture. The farm, established in 1886, is only a 15 minutes dash by bike from your front door at Hintonburg Connection. Keep an eye out for free entry summer specials, like “Welcome Wednesdays” – feed your curiosity at no extra charge!

Needing a bike tune-up?

Luckily you have a handful of local spots to choose from: Bushtukah, Fresh Air Experience, Cyclelogik, MEC, Full Cycle can help you with that!

Get peddling and explore your new neighbourhood by cycling in Hintonburg.