Below is a list of the top and leading bushwalks in Winnipeg. To help you find the bushwalks located near you in Winnipeg, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Edmonton’s Best Bushwalks:
The top-rated bushwalks in Edmonton:
- Transcona Bioreserve Loop – a multi-use asphalt path used by walkers, runners, and cyclists.
- Seine River Greenway – is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.
- FortWhyte Alive – suitable for all seasons and visitors.
- Harte Trail – a popular trail and is a part of the Trans Canada Trail.
- The Forks – showcases a distinctive river’s eye view of central Winnipeg.
Transcona Bioreserve Loop
Transcona Bioreserve Loop is first on the list with a 2.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail. The trail features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail also offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The Transcona Trail is a multi-use asphalt path used by walkers, runners, and cyclists. It follows a variety of hydro lines along a Manitoba Hydro right of way. The western section of the trail follows the Central Manitoba rail line and is bordered by chain link fence on both sides. Along the trail, visitors may find a large variety of birds.
2.3 Kilometer Moderately Trafficked Loop Trail
Address: 38 Whiteshell Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2C 2Z2
Phone: 204 986 4966
“The Transcona Bio Reserve is fantastic! I highly suggest this area for a little escape from the city, without having to leave the city. Don’t forget to pick up after yourself, and your free roaming furry friends.” – mike whittaker
Seine River Greenway
Seine River Greenway is second on the list with a 3.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. The trail is singletrack with some technical spots where visitors are riding over rocks while trying to pick the smoothest lines. Riding the trail North to South is easier because the majority of the technical sections are downhill, and conversely riding the trail South to North involves more technical climbing.
3.1 Kilometer Trail
Address: 650 Shorehill Dr, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 204 986 4966
“Very nice forest like park/trail system along the small river. We saw many deer, geese, and ducks. Interesting woodcarvings across the park.” – Juliya Rezvukhina
Third on the list is a 7 km trail through prairie, marsh, aspen forest, and lakes, FortWhyte Alive. Most of the trails at FortWhyte Alive are packed with crushed limestone, making the surface suitable for all seasons and visitors, whether on foot, pushing a stroller, or riding a bike. It is also connected to the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail.
Visitors can soak up the scenic views in the Alloway Reception Centre at the Buffalo Stone Café. It features delicious meals with locally sourced ingredients and bold culinary flavors. The Nature Shop is the destination for truly unique, nature-inspired gifts for all ages and occasions. It offers a curated selection of ethically sourced and locally made items. Walking or cycling to reach the trail is a healthy, climate-friendly way to visit.
Hiking, Walking, Skiing, Biking, Cycling, Fishing, etc.
Address: 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9
Phone: 204 989 8355
“FortWhyte is still doing a great job providing people with a nice escape from the city. The animals are coming alive, the plants are budding, and the weather is perfect for a hike.” – Jason Snaith
Harte Trail is a popular trail and is a part of the Trans Canada Trail. The trail runs through a narrow strip of wilderness on an old railway bed after the Prairie Dogs historic last run. The path is intersected by half a dozen streets of Charleswood. Its name is taken from the Harte Line, the first section of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway built in western Canada in 1894. In 1999, Friends of the Harte Trail group formed with a constitution, shortly after the Harte Trail grand opening July 1, 2000 coinciding with the Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000. Ceremonial waters from the Pacific and Atlantic were carried by relay teams that eventually met in Ottawa.
Address: Unnamed Road, Winnipeg, MB
“Very clean and wonderful trail. Very good trail for walking or cycling. Rest room is available in the middle of trail. So nice to see lot of deers around” – Balakrishnan Seerapathy
The Forks is last on the list and has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. The path is situated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, this year-round, historical landmark delights visitors with its exceptional culinary offerings, unique shopping, diverse attractions and memorable events. Over the last 30 years, it has transformed the abandoned railyard into The Forks, Winnipeg’s foremost destination. One of the city’s jewels, The Riverwalk winds along the riverbanks from underneath Esplanade Riel all the way to the foot of the Manitoba Legislature. Featuring interpretive plaques concerning area history, the walk showcases a distinctive river’s eye view of central Winnipeg.
Riverwalk, Market, Inn, Park, CN Stage & Field, Museum, etc.
Address: 1 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4L9
“t’s always a pleasure being at the forks!” – Rachel Wiebe