Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier
The Assiniboine Trail commemorates an early transportation route used by Aboriginals, European explorers, fur traders and settlers. The trail runs along PTH 26 from St. François Xavier to Portage la Prairie. It follows the Assiniboine River as it passes through the historic river lot parishes. Métis families began settling in the area around 1814 and several of Manitoba’s oldest churches are located along the route.