Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Cataraqui Conservation has cross-country skis and snowshoes available for rent on the weekends during the winter months (Jan. & Feb.), when conditions permit. We also offer beginner ski lessons on Saturdays and a guided showshoe hike on Sundays.
13km of trails are groomed and track-set for classic cross-country skiing only with other trails dedicated to multi-use such as walking, dog walking, snowshoeing, and skate skiing.
Trail Conditions info: see below
General Questions: 613-546-4228 ext. 222
All rentals and lessons must be booked online.
All equipment rentals must be booked online. Rentals are available on weekends only at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Outdoor Centre from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. All equipment must remain on the Little Cat property and be returned to the rental office by 3:30 pm. For further info or questions please contact 613-546-4228 ext. 222.
To book rentals click on the "book rentals" button below. On our booking page, if rentals are available, the date will show in green. Click the date to start booking your rental.
Rental rates are for the day and include taxes:
- Full set of cross country skis (boots, poles, skis) - $22.50
- Snowshoes - $15
- Ski lessons - $25 per person (plus the cost of rentals if needed).
Beginner ski lessons are offered on Saturdays when conditions permit. Registration is required and the cost per person is $25. Lessons are done in groups at 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm and last just over one hour. Lessons do not include ski rentals and you must book these separately. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the lessons, if parents are participating in the lesson they must also register.
To register for a ski lesson please click on the "ski lesson" button below. Then click on the "ski lesson" tab on our booking page. If available the lesson date will be highlighted in green. Click on the date to start the registration process.
Cataraqui Conservation will be offering a guided snowshoe hike on Sundays when conditions permit. Registration is required and cost is $3.75 for children and $5.25 for adults. This includes your gate fee. Hikes will start at 10:00 am at the Outdoor Centre. Hikes do not include snowshoe rentals, please book these before registering for the hike as we have a limited number of snowshoes available.
To register for a snowshoe hike click on the "snowshoe hike" button below. Once on our booking page click on the "snowshoe hike" tab. If hikes are available the date will show in green, click a date to start the registration process.
We need a good base of snow, 10-15 cm to start grooming and track setting operations. Until then, trails are left in their natural state and people are welcome to ski with their own equipment.
Trails are only groomed when we get fresh snow, they are not groomed multiple times during the day. Our service roads are compression dragged for multi-use which includes skate skiing, dog walking, walking, and snowshoeing.
Do not walk, walk your dog or snowshoe on the ski track set. This is a unique feature in our area and it is very time consuming to produce. We have a very short ski season so please help us keep the track in good shape.
Once you are on the booking page select the Ski Rental or Snowshoe Rental tab to begin. Dates will show in green if rentals are available, bookings open on Wednesdays for the upcoming weekend. Rentals must be booked online.
Once you are on the booking page select the Ski Lessons tab to register. Dates will show in green if lessons are running.
Once you are on the booking page select the Snowshoe Hike tab to register. Dates will show in green is hikes are running.