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Exploring Winnipeg: the City’s Must See Ultimate Hidden Trails

Winnipeg, often celebrated for its vibrant urban life, also has some hidden gems for anyone seeking peaceful green spaces. 

As we face the spring season, let’s dive into the beauty of Winnipeg’s urban trails. These trails offer a perfect blend of adventure and peacefulness, right within the city’s reach.

Seine River Greenway

Distance: 1.9 km

Right in the heart of Winnipeg, the Seine River Greenway is a hideaway for those seeking a quick escape from the city’s hustle. Skirting the serene Seine River, this trail offers breathtaking views and a peaceful walking experience. It’s an ideal spot for a quick morning walk or an after-work hike, where you can enjoy the quiet of the river with the city’s landscape all around.

Aspen to Preston Trail

Distance: 5.5 km

Located in the Assiniboine Forest, the Aspen to Preston Trail is a favorite among our city hikers. While it doesn’t follow the Assiniboine River, it promises a quiet journey through a forest. It’s a hidden gem, especially for residents of Charleswood and Tuxedo. Choose your own adventure on this trail – complete the full loop or explore just sections at a time.

Birds Hill Provincial Park Trails

Various Distances

Just a 25 km drive from Winnipeg, Birds Hill Provincial Park is a treasure trove for hikers. Trails like the Tamarack (11.5 km), Aspen (6.5 km), and Blustem Loop (14 km) wind through historical sites and a lookout tower. The park is not only a much-loved location for hiking fans but also a great spot for camping and fishing, making it a perfect weekend getaway​​.

Assiniboine Perimeter Loop

Distance: 4 km

For those who prefer to stay within the city’s boundaries, the Assiniboine Perimeter Loop is an excellent choice. This 4 km trail is perfect for a quick, refreshing hike, offering a different perspective of city life. It’s an ideal trail for both beginners and seasoned hikers looking for a leisurely walk​​.

The Great Trail

Various Distances

The Great Trail, formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, offers an expansive network across Winnipeg. Detailed trail maps provided by the Winnipeg Trails Association reveal various trails, each with unique features like surface types, lengths, and points of interest. This network is perfect for explorers seeking varied experiences right in their backyard​​.

Whether you’re a longtime resident or a newcomer to our beautiful city, these urban trails offer a unique way to connect with nature and rediscover Winnipeg. Put on your hiking shoes and start exploring these natural gems hidden within the city’s hustle.