- Welland Canal
Casual riders, take your bike on the GO Train and cycle Durham's beautifully natural Waterfront Trail. Start your ride from the Ajax GO Train station, end at the train in Pickering. Ride all the way from Whitby to Rouge Hill stations if you like! Experienced cyclists, try north of Ajax on the Trans Canada Trail. From the Ajax GO station to the Oak Ridges Morraine and beyond!
Schedules and Fares
- Here is the GO Train Schedule for Lakeshore East to Ajax
- Here is the GO Bus Schedule to/from Uxbridge
- Fare Calculator
- GO Train + GO Bus Service Map
Over 95% of this ride is along the Waterfront Trail and the Trans Canada Trail. On the way see Ajax's spectacular Duffins Creek and lakefront bluffs. Stop for a snack at the Rotary Pavillion, then it's west for lunch and a swim at the marina and beach in Pickering.
Recommended for all casual riders, children and adults - be careful, always, and crossing at Westney and Bayly St. in Ajax.
Bike Route Notes:
- The unmarked Trans Canada Trail can be found at the southwest corner of the GO station parking lot in Ajax.
- Caution crossing Bayly. Take the east sidewalk on Westney.
- The Trans Canada Trail continues south again just west to the temple on Bayly.
- At the Lake, you can go east to Whitby, or west to Pickering, Rouge Hill and Guildwood GO stations.
- The marina area of Pickering is a great place to stop for a rest and food.
- Google Maps: Ajax to Pickering
- Google Maps: Pickering to Rouge Hill
- Google Maps: Durham Coast - Rouge Hill to Whitby
- Print Waterfront Trail maps below
The Discover Durham Region's Trails cycling and hiking map is also recomended to get the most out of this route.
Recommended for experienced riders - be careful, always, and crossing at Westney and Bayly St. in Ajax.
Bikes and Transit Route Maps:
- Google Maps: Ajax to Uxbridge via Trans Canada Trail
- Cycling Map: Discover Durham Region's Trails
- Best Trail Map: Backroad Mapbook: Ontario Cottge Country
- Exit the Ajax GO station and head south to the unmarked trans Canada Trail at the southwest corner of the parking lot.
- Cross Bayly at the lights, then take the new wide southside sidewalk west to the top of the hill on Bayly. The Trans Canada Trail north starts at the crosswalk there.
- Caution when using major streets like Rossland to connect trail segments, best walk your bike on the sidewalk if traffic is heavy.
- Trail conditions will vary, exponentially. Have fun on asphalt, gravel, loose gravel, stiff gravel, dirt and roots, tall grass...
- Durham Woods, Greenwood and Claremont Conservations Areas are the jewel of Durham - take the time to enjoy and explore them - and take care everywhere.