We need you! Step up to support the railway winter trail

For the last 7 years, Chelsea residents have enjoyed 14 kilometers of groomed passage on a multiple purpose winter trail, following the Gatineau River, but it’s not a sure thing. The Municipality contributes to the maintenance and tracking cost but we need contributions from people who love the trail if we want to keep it open, year after year. To help secure the future of the winter trail project along the Chelsea railway right of way, Sentiers Chelsea Trails is launching the Chelsea Community Trail Fund 2013-14 to raise money for trail maintenance. All contributions will go directly to the cost of trail maintenance and operation.

The geography of Chelsea, a long and narrow municipality stretching over 23 km north to south, bordered by the Gatineau River and the Gatineau Hills, makes the Chelsea railway right of way an important north-south trail joining the neighbourhoods of Chelsea Village, Tenaga, Gleneagle, Kirk’s Ferry, Larrimac, Burnett, Cascades and Farm Point. The trail offers some of the best views of the beautiful Gatineau River and creates the basis for a seasonal, north-south linear park for Chelsea residents.

The trail, during favourable snow conditions, is tracked to provide a surface for cross-country skiing (classic and skate), snowshoeing, walking, running and sledding. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. The Chelsea Community Trail is easily accessible and flat, allowing for residents of all ages and abilities to get out and engage in a variety of fun, safe and healthy winter activities.

Levels of sponsorship and recognition:

Individual and Family Winter Trailblazers $15 to $500

  • Appreciation of Sentiers Chelsea Trails and the community;
  • Identification as a trail supporter (optional) on our website and in a seasonal newspaper ad of thanks to sponsors;
  • Tax receipt for charitable donations of over $25 (CRA/ARC 808109607RR0001)

All individual donors of $50 or more will receive a gift certificate of $20 value on a first-come first-served basis. The certificates are kindly provided by our corporate sponsors: Biscotti, Les Saisons Café and Le Pub Chelsea.

A tax receipt will be provided for the balance of the donation.

Community Winter Trail Service Providers Negotiable $

  • Appreciation of Sentiers Chelsea Trails and the community;
  • Prominent identification as a community partner and service provider on the Sentiers Chelsea Trails website and in a seasonal newspaper ad to sponsors;
  • Link to the community sponsor’s website;
  • Tax receipt for charitable donation if applicable (CRA/ARC 808109607RR0001)

For more information, contact Alain Piché at [email protected].


We wish to recognize the support and the commitment of the Municipality of Chelsea towards this project.

Logo city CURVESIn recognition and with thanks to our major Corporate Winter Trail Leaders and our community partners:

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