Voie Verte Chelsea is a 22 km trail along the Gatineau River. This former railroad line has been converted into a trail that allows residents to travel through the municipality using an active mode of transportation, and provides a great opportunity to enjoy nature in Chelsea.
The Voie Verte Chelsea is a shared, multi-purpose trail. Please respect other users, the environment, and the privacy of adjoining landowners.
Out of respect for others, we invite users to respect the 20km/h speed limit.
Chelsea residents can park:
The Municipality is currently working to make other parking spaces available.
From May to October, the Voie Verte Chelsea trail is patrolled by volunteers through a pilot project with the non-profit organization Vélo-Services. You'll probably see them on your ride. They are easily identifiable by their yellow bibs.
Their general responsibilities are to :
All patrollers are trained in CPR, first aid and basic bicycle mechanics.
The Municipality and the Council would like to thank Les amis de la Voie Verte Chelsea for the $78,500 donation that will be used for the next phase of development of the community trail! The cheque was presented to Mayor Caryl Green and Director General and Secretary-Treasurer John-David McFaul on December 11, 2020 at an intimate outdoor ceremony. Donations were raised through the fundraising efforts of volunteers, sponsors, trail pioneers and supporters of the organization.
A huge thank you to everyone involved!
About Les amis de la Voie Verte Chelsea
Les amis de la Voie Verte Chelsea is a non-profit organization that raises funds to contribute to the development of Chelsea's community trail to reduce the financial burden on the Municipality. The organization, composed of volunteers, promotes community involvement, ecological safety of the trail and active transportation on the territory. For more details on the organization, visit their website.
Mr. Yvan Xavier Regout, a talented artist in metal sculpture, collected relics from the old railway to create, on his own initiative, sculptures of native animals. These magnificent works are placed along the trail to entertain users. You can view them near the Chemin Gleneagle.
These sculptures reflect one of the fundamental visions of the Voie Verte Chelsea trail, which is to respect and enhance the cultural and historical heritage of the old railway corridor.
On behalf of the population of Chelsea, Council wishes to thank and congratulate Mr. Yvan Xavier Regout for his talent, vision, dedication and generosity as well as Voie Verte Chelsea (the organization) for his donation and assistance in the installation of the works.
The cultural value of the trail now shines through with Mr. Regout's magnificent sculptures.
The development of the Voie Verte is a partnership between the Municipality and the community.
This page was last updated on February 3, 2023