Two people skating on the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks.

Hiking & Skating

Winter in Manitoba completely changes the landscape, it can also make certain areas more accessible -- especially if you're hiking or skating along frozen trails. Whether you prefer to hike over rolling hills, by a lakeshore or over the boardwalks of the marshland or skate on some of Manitoba's pristine lakes and rivers, there is an abundance of trails to choose from in Manitoba.

Manitoba's hiking and skating trails are found on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and in communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. Manitoba encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis.
Five people snowshoeing across a drift through the tall prairie grasses.

Top 10 Hiking & Skating Experiences

Strap on your snowshoes or ice skates and stay active this winter! Whether you want to challenge yourself by skating the length of a river or you just want to embark on a beginner hiking trail with the family, there are options for every skill level.

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Trails around the province take on a different look during the winter. Enjoy the changes that comes with a covering of fluffy white snow.

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Manitoba West

Clear Lake Country

Skate through the trees and twinkle lights on Wasagaming's skating trail system, then warm up with a bonfire under the stars.

Manitoba Central

Carman

Don't let winter keep you indoors. Plan your next day trip to Carman and enjoy skiing, skating and even snowmobile trails!

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Central Manitoba

Warm up this winter and explore the many trails and skating routes throughout Central Manitoba.

Manitoba Central

Gimli

Our fully-groomed skating trail winds through Gimli Harbour and the ice fishing village, offering sweeping views of majestic Lake Winnipeg.

Plan Your Manitoba Skating or Hiking Getaway

Once you've chosen your skating or hiking destination, start planning the rest of your winter escape with accommodation options in the area!

Winnipeg

Manitoba Central

Manitoba West

Manitoba East

Manitoba North

Map of Manitoba's geographic areas; Winnipeg, North, West, Central, East.

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Hiking & Trails

SAYZOONS

434 Rue Sabourin
St-Pierre-Jolys, MB R0A1V0

Provincial Parks

Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Sustainable Development, Carberry District Office
Box 130
Carberry, ` R0K 0H0

Provincial Parks

St. Malo Provincial Park

Sustainable Development, Steinbach District Office
Unit B - 284 Reimer Ave
Steinbach, MB R5G 0R5

Provincial Parks

St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park

Sustainable Development, Winnipeg District Office
Box 30, 200 Saulteaux Cres
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3

Provincial Parks

Turtle Mountain Provincial Park

Sustainable Development, Boissevain District Office
Box 820
Boissevain, MB R0E 0K0

Provincial Parks

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Leaving Winnipeg, take Hwy 1, 126 km/78.3 mi. east to Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake.
Whiteshell, MB .

Be Safe In Manitoba

To ensure the safety of visitors and residents in Manitoba, operators comply with all health regulations and have put a number of procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Get Vaccinated: Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba. For more information on vaccination for Manitoba residents, click here.
  • Unvaccinated travellers must self-isolate upon arrival to Manitoba and will not be allowed access to many businesses and attractions. To enjoy the best of our province, be sure you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your trip to Manitoba.
  • Wear Your Mask: It is recommended guests wear masks in public spaces whenever possible and may be mandatory in certain businesses. Please adhere to any current masking recommendations and requirements.
  • All visitors should carry physical proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination on their person for the duration of their trip. Visitors should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination at restaurants, museums, events and more, depending on public health orders currently in force. If a visitor cannot provide proof of vaccination, they may be denied entry and/or participation.
  • Our tourism partners have implemented enhanced cleaning and safety procedures. Please refer to each individual business for a complete list of their COVID-19 policies.
  • For the latest on Manitoba COVID-19 restrictions, click here.