Snowshoeing Trails

Winnipeg

Pro-Tip: do NOT snowshoe on trails marked as cross-country ski trails, or skiers will be cursing your name. They tend to change from season to season.

Beaudry Park

Beaudry Provincial Park is a main stay for snowshoeing hikes & cross-country skiing because it is close to Winnipeg and has plenty of routes to chose from. Click here for larger PDF view.

 

Birds Hill Park

If you want tons of snowshoeing & cross-country skiing trails all in one place, it's close to Winnipeg, and has a delicious restaurant if you need to refuel, called Pine Ridge Hollow, then Birds Hill Provincial Park is for you. Click here for larger PDF view.

  

Whiteshell

Foresters Foot Steps

A longer drive to get there, with a 4.2 km full loop trail. Above is the winter snowshoeing map in the Whiteshell. Click here for larger PDF view of trail (bottom left) and even more snowshoeing trails in the Whieshell.

Other Great Trails:

1. Cedar Bog Trail
Length: 3.5 km

Time: 1 - 3 hours 

Birds Hill Provincial Park 24 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg

On the Cedar Bog Trail, you’ll find a variety of terrains to explore from aspen-oak parkland to grasslands. There’s also an abundance of wildlife in Birds Hill Provincial Park—listen for the chickadees and try to spot white-tailed deer! 

 

2. Grazier Manufacturing Trail
Length: 3.9 km

Time: 1 - 3 hours 

Thunderhill Recreation Area near Benito

This multi-use loop is perfect for more experienced snowshoers, with a payoff that includes some of the most sweeping views of Swan Valley around. The landscape is rugged, filled with stunted oak trees as well as plenty of wildlife. It’s not uncommon to run into bears, so keep your wits about you!

 

3. La Barriere Park
Length: Various trails, 323 acres 

Time: 1 - 4 hours 

Waverly Street, 5 km south of the Perimeter 

This is a large park with a range of terrain from open prairies to forest. Marvel at the variety of beautiful trees and try to spot Great Horned Owls as you make your way towards the La Salle River. 

 

4. FortWhyte
Length: 7 km

Time: 3 - 5 hours

Southwest Winnipeg

Whether you want a guided snowshoeing expedition or to just venture out on your own, FortWhyte Alive has over seven kilometres of diverse trails. Expect to encounter a variety of landscape (from wetlands and lakes to forest) and keep your eyes peeled for the resident herd of bison. 

 

5. Churchill Drive
Length: Varies

Time: 1 - 3 hours 

Along the Red River in Winnipeg

Another trail that you can make your own. Churchill Drive offers a public green space (white, in the winter) that cuts right through south central Winnipeg. It’s perfect for snowshoeing.

 

6. Assiniboine Park
Length: Approximately 5 km

Time: 1 - 3 hours

Known to local mountain bikers as the “Monkey Trails,” the winding trails in Assiniboine Park can be snowshoed in the winter. 

 

7. McGillivray Falls Trail
Length: 4.1 km

Time: 2 - 4 hours 

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Rolling terrain and sweeping views of McGillivray Lake from the cliffs make this trail a great one for snowshoeing. There’s a shorter loop, which is just over 2 kilometres. It’s pretty steep, but well-marked.

 

8. Brûlé Trail
Length: 4.1 km

Time: 2 - 4 hours 

Riding Mountain National Park

There are snowshoe trails for every level in Riding Mountain National Park. Beginners or those just looking for a short and sweet shoe will enjoy the Brûlé Trail. There's a short loop that's just over two kilometres, or you can keep going to complete the long one, which is four kilometres. Stop and marvel at the beautiful varieties of wildflowers along the way.