The Crow Wing Trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail in Manitoba, connecting Winnipeg to Emerson at the Canada-U.S. Border. It closely follows the route of a Red River Ox-Cart Trail used in the mid-1800’s.
For years, the Trail was tucked away in history. Since 1999 however, it has enjoyed a revival in interest thanks to the Trans Canada Trail dream. Volunteers from five rural municipalities and one First Nation south of Winnipeg created the Crow Wing Trail Association and have since demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to developing today’s Crow Wing Trail.
Today’s Trail connects communities using country roads, community parks, bush and pasture trails, dikes and road allowances. The result is a 193-km adventure with a rich history, diverse geography and friendly communities.
For those living in an urban setting or outside of Manitoba, the Crow Wing Trail provides a multi-use pathway allowing a connection with the natural world in this part of the province. While much has changed with settlement, many areas remain as they were hundreds of years ago.
- French Canadian Culture
- Manitoba History