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Fall 2011 Parkway Closure Schedule and Times
By:  Ian Lennie   (2011/09/13)

Agreement has been reached with the NCC to have the P8 to Mica (intersection of Gatineau and Champlain parkways) section closed to vehicular traffic and open to rollerskiers, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc. both Saturday and Sunday mornings, ongoing until Sunday, October 23.

Times of closure: 

Saturday, Sept 17 and 24    6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 Saturdays, Oct. 1 to Oct. 22 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 Sundays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

All users are expected to show consideration for others who share this privilege, to move safely and to respect the Park environment. Continued access depends on this. (See Safe Rollerksiing Best Practices for athletes and coaches.)

The 7-10 time frame will remain intact throughout the Fall Rhapsody period.

At 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, all the parkways will be closed for the winter season.

Closing and re-opening will be shared by park-operator Demsis and the cross-country ski community of the National Capital region.

The North Loop (P8-P9) remains closed to vehicles but open to skiers, skaters, etc. until construction begins to repair the sinkhole near P8. No word has been given yet as to when that construction will begin — but when it does begin, the North Loop will be closed entirely. In the meantime, if you are intending to use the North Loop exclusively, please park at P9 and rollerski, skate, board, etc. between there and the fence near P8.

Have a great fall season, everyone!
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