Name: Kelly McKay & Penny Burton
Date: May 04, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1.0 hr
Language: English
Start: Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (main entrance), 120 Metcalfe St. (at Laurier)
End: same
Area: Centretown/Parliament Hill
Distance: 2.0 km

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved pathways around the Parliament buildings.

Walk for Your Health



Image:  A key-fob pedometer.

Walk with Ottawa Public Health Staff to learn about the benefits of walking and tips/tools to help you walk more and stay safe.

Join us on a 2-km walk in and around Parliament Hill. Learn about the benefits of walking and tools available to make it fun and interesting to walk every day. Learn about pedometers and where you can borrow one for free. You'll also get tips for choosing a good walking route and staying safe on the roads.

Cette promenade a également lieu en français (mêmes heure et lieu).


Today's walk route will take us:

  • Starting at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library, turn left (north) on Metcalfe Street
  • Cross Wellington Street and do a loop around the Parliament buildings (fully around the buildings)
  • Come back out to Wellington St and turn left
  • Cross Wellington at Metcalfe St and continue down the hill until we arrive back at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library


Kelly and Penny both work for Ottawa Public Health as part of the Healthy Living Team. In their jobs, they work to promote active, healthy lifestyles and the many benefits of walking and active transportation.