2 June, 2012

Winnipeg, MB has something for everyone on International Trails Day

The countdown is on! We’re five sleeps away from June 2nd – the day set aside to celebrate Trails. We’ll be posting event details right here throughout the week, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and our Interactive Map. So stay tuned…and set aside some time this Saturday to explore and discover your local trails!

First up – Winnipeg, Manitoba. Events will be posted by province or territory except in the case of trail-crazy Winnipeg (which boasts 81km of Trans Canada Trail within the city). No less than NINE free events will be held on Saturday; oppoortunities for young and old to get outside  and enjoy! (There’s more info on the way from Manitoba’s Crocus Trail and the Rossburn Subdivision Trail.)

The following list was compiled by the awesome folks at the Winnipeg Trails Association  – a big thank you to WTA and all of the local stewardship Volunteers who make the Trail experience so special for everyone.

All events are FREE and will be held rain or shine!

Bird Watching along Henteleff Park Trails
Bring your binoculars for a guided bird walking adventure through Henteleff Park’s riverbank trails and tall grass prairie!
8:30 am–10:00 am
Meet at Henteleff Park—1964 St. Mary’s Road—meet at the parking lot inside the park
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Henteleff Park Trails

Hike the Dike in St. Norbert
Hike the dike in St. Norbert, shop ‘opening day’ at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market enjoy treats!
9:30am–11:00 am
Meet at the St Norbert Farmers’ Market— information Booth–3514 Pembina Hwy
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: St. Norbert Heritage Trails

Nordic Walking & Family Fun on the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Trail
Instructors will teach you pole walking, enjoy family games, face painting and geo caching and more!
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Meet on the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Trail at Silver Avenue and Whytewold Avenue
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Yellow Ribbon Greenway Trail

Bishop Grandin Greenway’s ‘Between 2 Rivers’ Festival!
Discover the St. Vital bike loop, try container gardening, T’ai Chi on the trail, drumming, and more!
11:00 am–2:00 pm
Meet on Bishop Grandin Greenway at large tents between River Rd and St. Anne’s Rd.
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Bishop Grandin Greenway Trail

Discover Your Connection to the Seine River Greenway’s Newest Trail
Grand opening Seine River South Trail— enjoy Metis fiddling, complimentary BBQ and refreshments!
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Meet east of Royalwood Bridge, at Shorehill Dr. & St. Anne’s Rd.
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Seine River Greenway Trail

Family Fun Dog Show & Adventures on the Harte Trail
Enter furry Fido in the dog show, try GPS adventures, enjoy complimentary refreshments and more!
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Meet at Fraser Meadow Park—Municipal Rd south of Rannock Ave.

Explore the new Rapid Transit Corridor— from the slow lane!
Join Prairie Pathfinders on a 12.5 km loop walk on the new Rapid Transit Active Transportation Pathway and over the refurbished Elm Park Bridge!
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Native Prairie Nature Discovery Tour on the Northeast Pioneers Greenway
Join a guided 6 km hike to discover native prairie and restorative initiatives on one of Manitoba’s most popular trails!
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Meet at East Kildonan Centennial Park on Raleigh St. north of Kimberley Ave.
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Northeast Pioneers Greenway

Transcona Trails Evening of Fitness, Fun & Fireworks
Join a guided walk, family entertainment and take in a super end of the day fireworks display hosted by the Transcona Hi Neighbours Festival!
7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Meet at Buhler Recreation Park at 135 Murdoch Road in South Transcona in parking lot.
FOR MAP & MORE DETAILS: Transcona Trails

Thank you