Rehabilitation of Algonquin Trail/OVRT

The project, located in the municipality of Laurentian Hills, Ontario, consists of rehabilitating 24 kilometers of active transportation trails along the Algonquin Trail including: spreading 23,000 metric tons of aggregate and limestone dust; installing safety and security structures; repairing bridges, and clearing brushing; and installing directional and heritage information.

The project is entirely within a rail corridor parallel to Highway 17 and the Trans Canada Pipeline corridors. The Algonquin Trail is part of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) extending from Lanark County, west through Renfrew County to Papineau-Cameron Tsp. in Northern Ontario at Mattawa. 


  • Grading trail surface to repair and level it for the application of 23,000 metric tons of aggregate.
  • Delivery of the aggregate to the trail and spreading and compacting of the aggregate to create a smooth surface.
  • Brushing and ditching the trail way.
  • Gates, safety upgrades of approaches, barriers, repairs of existing structures.
  • The project involves improvements and safety fencing on existing bridges and structures with no effect on waterways. 
  • Wayfinding, heritage, natural, First Nations and safety signage.
  • All land relevant to the project was disturbed & cleared beginning in 1865 and maintained since then


Latest update

Notice of Determination

2022-05-11 –  Infrastructure Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination: Rehabilitation of Algonquin Trail/OVRT - May 11, 2022
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - August 16, 2021


Infrastructure Canada
Aboriginal Consultation and Environmental Services Aboriginal Consultation and Environmental Services
1100 - 180 Kent St
Ottawa, Ontario

Meng Koh
Infrastructure Canada
Meng Koh, Senior Environmental Review and Approvals Officer
180 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 343-551-0418

  • Location

    • County of Renfrew (Ontario)
    • County of Renfrew (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Renfrew County
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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