Carleton University’s Brian Grant, adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology, will present Take a Hike from Ottawa to Kingston along the Rideau Trail.

The Rideau Trail is a walking trail—skiing and snowshoeing in the winter—more than 300 kilometres long that extends from Kingston to Ottawa, roughly following the Rideau Canal. The trail was developed 50 years ago by two groups working independently in both Ottawa and Kingston who quickly realized their shared vision and joined together to create the trail in little  more than nine months.

Join Grant to learn more about this valuable recreational opportunity in Eastern Ontario.

When: May 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Registration: Virtual event via Zoom. Please contact Gail Larose at for Zoom link.
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The trail is maintained by the Rideau Trail Association, a group of approximately 1,200 people who support and promote hiking, while contributing their time to ensuring the trail remains open to everyone. The association owns no land, and exists because of the generosity of landowners, public and private, who allow hikers to cross their property. The landscape the trail traverses ranges from the gentle rolling farm lands of the Ottawa region to the harsh rugged environment of the Canadian Shield in Frontenac Park, north of Kingston.

In addition to its connection to nature, it weaves through areas of historical significance to Canada, from Parliament in Ottawa, to Canada’s temporary Parliament in Kingston with the Rideau Canal and many buildings from the 1800s along its path. Hikers are guided by bright orange triangles that mark the trail.

About Brian Grant

Grant is the past president of the Rideau Trail Association, having served three years as president. Grant retired as director general, Research, for the Correctional Service of Canada following a 30-year research career with the federal government. He holds a PhD in Social Psychology from Queen’s University. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Margaret. Their three children are spread across Canada and Europe, from Berlin to Vancouver. Grant is an executive member of his local community association with a strong interest in building a sustainable community with access to social and recreational activities, and active (walking) transportation.

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