Walking Trail (Baldur)
Take a hike around the creek and enjoy the wildlife. A hillside view of the entire area.
Strathcona Centennial Trail (Belmont)
Seventeen plus miles of Recreational Trail through the municipality on the previous railway right of way. Access the trail at Belmont, or any number of places where municipal roads intersect the trail, and enjoy, at your own pace, the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors. Walk, snowmobile, ATV or use any mode of sightseeing transport you prefer.
Riverbank Discovery Centre & Trail System (Brandon)
The corridor stretches 17 km (10.5 miles) throughout the heart of the City of Brandon and includes a network of parks and pathways linked by the Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge. The trail system ranges from natural river bottom forest to paved, lit walkways and links sports venues to downtown shopping and dining. Information is available at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.
Lang's Crossing (Dunrea)
A popular spot for swimming, hiking and horseback riding trails, birdwatching and wildlife viewing.
Trans Canada Trail (Glenboro)
The Glenboro/South Cypress Trail Association has completed 22 km of walking/biking trail within the confines of Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Access to this section can be gained directly across the entrance road from the Kiche Manitou Campground entrance. Explore the natural beauty and surroundings the Glenboro area has to offer!
Pitlockery Trail (Hamiota)
Takes walkers east of Hamiota to view the marsh life and enjoy the sounds of the varied bird population, which thrives in the area. Spring brings warblers, blackbirds and a wide array of ducks. Many stay to raise their young for the summer, only to migrate south in the fall season. Chickadees keep watch over the frozen marsh during winter, awaiting the return of spring.
Chumah Trail (Hamiota)
Leads outdoor enthusiasts west of Hamiota to enjoy the prairie grasslands and native vegetation. A viewing platform, constructed at the end of the trail branching off to the north, affords bird watching enthusiasts a quiet place to get out their binoculars. With more tree and bush cover, this trail is better situated for cross country skiing in the winter and is groomed regularly.
The Oxbow Nature Trail (Minnedosa)
The Oxbow Nature Trail takes you along the Little Saskatchewan River by the dam, through a marsh walk, across the swinging bridge and around the bison compound. Bison are always easily spotted, providing easy viewing of these majestic creatures that once roamed the prairies by the hundreds of thousands.
NMWP/Boundary Trail (Pierson)
There are several places in Edward municipality where the original 1873 trail to mark the 49th parallel can be seen. The same trail was used in 1874 by the NWMP on their trek west to bring law and order to what was then the NW territories.
Riding Mountain National Park (Riding Mountain National Park)
Since Riding Mountain National Park was first declared a forest reserve in 1895, people have recognized the scenic beauty of the area, the importance of habitat for wildlife, and the potential for recreation and relaxation.
Riding Mountain National Park is where eastern, western and northern Canada meet to create a unique and majestic 3,000 sq km environment of towering white spruce, hardwood forests and prairie grasslands. It is home to some of North America’s largest elk, moose and black bears. The park offers unique experiences for families, photographers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts.
Wasagaming, the parks historic town located on the shores of Clear Lake, offers a full range of visitor services and events. Wasagaming offers a great selection of accommodations, a visitor centre, boat rentals, a great beach experience, restaurants and shopping to name just a few.
Campgrounds can be found throughout the park. There are endless opportunities for recreation in Riding Mountain. A extensive trail system offers scenic routes for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and birding. Over 400 km of hiking, biking and horseback trails and 260 km of cross-country ski trails are available. A small bison herd and exhibit is kept at Lake Audy, viewing is best in the morning or evening. Riding Mountain is a must for those looking for that family getaway.
TransCanada Trail (Shoal Lake)
The Rossburn Subdivision of the TransCanada Trail runs through the northern portion of the Rural Municipality of Shoal Lake. A scenic picnic area is located where the trail passes through Oakburn.
Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Spruce Woods Provincial Park)
A unique desert-like environment in Manitoba where wildlife species such as western plains hognose snake and northern prairie skink can be found. Interpretive and hiking trails lead across rolling hills, mixedgrass prairie, through white spruce and deciduous forest, and to the eerie springfed ponds of the Devil’s Punchbowl.
The park features camping facilities, unsupervised beach, many kilometers of hiking, cycling, horseback riding trails, interpretive programs and special events throughout the summer. For winter enthusiasts, the park has an extensive system of crosscountry ski and snowmobile trails, as well as an outdoor skating oval, rink and toboggan hill. For more information, contact the Services Centre.
Turtle Mountain Provincial Park (Turtle Mountain Provincial Park)
A large block of deciduous forest and more than 200 lakes and wetlands straddle the international boundary in Southwest Manitoba. This is in fact the first part of Manitoba to dry after the glaciers receded. Rising 245 metres above the prairie, this rolling terrain is popular amongst avid mountain bike enthusiasts. Its abundant wildlife includes white-tailed deer, moose, waterfowl, songbirds and its namesake, western painted turtles.
The park offers a wealth of recreational activities – from skiing, skating, tobogganing and snowmobiling in the winter, to hiking, horseback riding, cycling and canoeing in the summer. For more information, contact Manitoba Conservation in Boissevain.