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Resting spots for young and old, along the Silver Bend Trail, cast splendid views of natural habitat.

Silver Bend Hiking Trail restored

Views of the Assiniboine Valley in Miniota area breathtaking

An important link to the history of the Miniota area, closed due to flooding four years ago, has been reclaimed. In no small part that’s thanks to the Birtle Miniota & District Development Corporation (BMDDC) and supporters. The Silver Bend Revitalization project was spearheaded by Jenny Kuemper, under the direction of the BMDDC. The organization

Historic east gate entrance.

Plan a visit to the east side of Riding Mountain National Park

Here you’ll find hiking and biking trails, great scenery, wildlife and the historic gate

Visitors to Riding Mountain National Park often spend most of their time in the Wasagaming/Clear Lake area, with perhaps part of a day at Lake Audy to see the bison. But Highway No. 19 on the east side of the park can be rewarding in several ways — stretching your muscles on the hiking and


Parts of the trail are marked with good information.

The Great Trail: hike, bike or paddle it

Previously known as the Trans Canada Trail it is more than 24,000 km long

Have you explored any of “the Great Trail?” Known as the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) until a name change in 2016, it is more than 24,000 km long, and seeks to connect the east, west and north coasts of Canada. A not-for-profit organization, the Trans Canada Trail was created in 1992 as part of Canada’s

Clearing the trail after a heavy, wet snowfall.

Bittersweet Trails — a labour of love

Located near Rossendale, Man. they were originally developed in the ’70s and are now tended by dedicated volunteers

The Bittersweet Cross-Country Trails near Rossendale, Manitoba have been a labour of love for two families: the Woodwards and the McMasters. Situated in the Assiniboine River valley, about 50 km SW of Portage la Prairie on Highway 242 between Highways 1 and 2, these trails were originally the inspiration of Margaret and Hartley Woodward. The