Spotlight on the Chelsea Park Sector

chelsea-park-trailThe trail building in the area encircled by Old Chelsea, the 105, and Scott is a good example of the spirit and vision of Chelsea Trails.

This ‘triangle’ contains two elementary schools, the Meredith Centre, and many homes and municipal green spaces. But right now, in many cases, a child living 500 metres from their school can’t walk or bike there. This is particularly true if the only entrance to a home or street is off of the 105, on which children are not allowed to ride their bikes (since the speed limit for cars is 70km/hr).

Marc Desjardins, the SCT Sector Champion for this area, hopes to change all that. (more…)

What is Sentiers Chelsea Trails up to this summer?

Once again, volunteers are busy building trails for the benefit of the community!

The major work this summer is on the Chelsea Park Trail, which runs from Ch. du Manoir to Route 105 (behind Ben’s Towing). Coordinated by Marc Desjardins, this roughly 1km trail features a beautiful 14 meter bridge and one more to come this fall – the result of many, many hours of volunteer building effort! It’s designed for travel on foot only – not bikes – to respect the wishes of adjacent homeowners. (more…)

SCT needs some helping hands! Partner Work with NCC on trail behind Protestant Cemetery in Old Chelsea, 17-17 & 24-25 October, 2015

This October, Sentiers Chelsea Trails (SCT) will be partnering with the National Capital Commission (NCC) on a project to rehabilitate trails and to undertake habitat restoration between the village centre and the Chelsea Creek ravine. The work complements the new bridge connecting the Chelsea Picnic Grounds on Kingsmere Road to Old Chelsea Road and the adjacent cemetery (known as the Old Chelsea Protestant Burial Grounds). (more…)

We need you! Step up to support the Chelsea Community Winter trail

For several years, Chelsea residents have enjoyed 16 kilometers of groomed passage on a multiple purpose winter trail, on the railway corridor which follows 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 established the Chelsea Community Trail Fund 2014-2015 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 link 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 Winter 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

  • The thanks of Sentiers Chelsea Trails and the community;
  • Identification as a trail supporter (optional) on our website and in a seasonal newspaper ad thanking our sponsors;
  • All contributions are appreciated. . An individual contribution of $75 or over will receive a $25 gift certificate compliments of Greg Christie Ski and Cycle Works and a charitable donation tax receipt for the balance. Contributions of $150 or more will receive a $50 gift certificate compliments of Le Nordik, spa-nature and a charitable donation tax receipt for the balance. (Gift certificates are limited – first come, first served)
  • Tax receipts issued for charitable donation of over $25 ( CRA/ARC 808109607RR0001)

Major Corporate Winter Trail Leaders               $1,000 plus

  • The thanks of Sentiers Chelsea Trails and the community;
  • Identification of corporate logo on prominent signage that will line the 16 km of the Winter Trail in over 40 locations;
  • Recognition at February 2015 event organized to celebrate the Winter Trail and other trail events;
  • Prominent identification on the Sentiers Chelsea Trails website as a major corporate winter trail sponsor with link to your website
  • Recognition in a full page ad of thanks to sponsors of the Winter Trail


In recognition and with thanks to our Corporate Winter Trail Leaders:

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Community Winter Trail Service Providers              

A number of local organizations and businesses make the Winter trail possible through their contribution of services and their commitment to the project

  • The thanks of Sentiers Chelsea Trails and 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;

With thanks and recognition to our Community partners and suppliers:

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