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Discover your Heart in: Eastern Manitoba’s Trails

Say it loud and say it proud! Time in nature has not been cancelled!

By Eastman Tourism

November 20, 2020
Read time: 23 min

Say it loud and say it proud! Time in nature has not been cancelled! In Eastern Manitoba, we have incredible nature settings for all to love and exploring our many trail systems is just one great way to do it.

Whether you’re snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat-biking, hiking, or whatever your winter activity is, you can experience it along the trails.

For more information on winter hiking, visit our blog Discover your Eastman Adventure: Winter Hiking 101.


  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please call ahead before visiting a business and inquire about their regulations to enter the building, such as capacity, sanitation, etc. Also, consider using curbside pickup where possible.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind, such as trash and waste.


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Birds Hill Provincial Park

There’s no denying that Birds Hill Provincial Park is magnificent. When you visit during the winter months, this magnificent landscape turns into a winter wonderland full of opportunities for outdoor fun, beauty, and lasting memories.

With endless options of activities waiting for you, the only hard part is picking what to start with. You can experience the park’s breathtaking scenery while going on a leisurely hike on the trails. Or step up your game and pull out the cross-country skis, snowshoes, bike, or kicksled for that extra sense of thrill.

Snowmobiling is a fan favourite when visiting the park, so don’t be afraid to suit up and go for the ride of your life!

Dogs are permitted, even encouraged, to tag along for your adventure (as long as you pick up after them). If you are a fan of skijoring, this is the perfect place! Winter horseback rides and horse-drawn vehicles are welcomed too.

Please Note: Follow this link to learn what activities are permitted on all winter trails at Birds Hill Provincial Park.


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Blueberry Rock (Lac du Bonnet)

While the blueberries may be long gone, you can still experience the incredible sights, gorgeous wildlife, and the peaceful atmosphere that lays at Blueberry Rock.

This 1.8-kilometre loop trail is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet, tranquil nature that surrounds us. With a mix of forest landscape and magnificent Canadian Shield, the trail offers a unique experience.

If you feel like a rest, there are two fantastic places along the way. One complete with firepit and firewood, the other with a lookout tower that oversees the area. Near the tower is a remarkable quarry that offers an incredible sight to be seen


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Crow Wing Trail (Various Locations)

One of Eastern Manitoba’s finest trails is the Crow Wing Trail. Coming up at 193-kilometres, this trail navigates through the Eastman and into the municipalities of Emerson-Franklin, Roseau River First Nation, De Salaberry, St-Pierre-Jolys, Niverville, and Ritchot (and ends in Winnipeg).

With a rich history behind it, a gorgeous landscape to hike, bike, snowshoe, ski, or travel via horseback, and incredible wildlife to be discovered, you can spend hours exploring this incredible trail.

The trail is also an artist’s paradise with plenty of natural, earthy, and animal muses for you to base your next work of art on, whether it’s painting, drawing, photography, or even writing a song about your experience and reconnecting with nature.

No matter where you enter this trail system, the experience will be out of this world and promises a day of bliss, beauty, and adventure.


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Pine Point Trail (Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Who’s ready for an adventure? At Pine Point Trail, you can indulge yourself in amazing views, relaxing nature, and an incredible time. During the winter months, this hiking trail turns into a fantastic cross-country ski trail.

This 9 km trail is perfect for hours of fun and is a great way to unwind and reconnect with nature. With Canadian Shield, gorgeous, forested sections, and even though it may be frozen, the Whiteshell River offers breathtaking sights.


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Top of the World Trail (Falcon Lake)

If you love snowshoe or fat-bike adventures with one of the best views in Eastern Manitoba, then look no further!

Top of the World Trail is a 3.4 km trail with a stunning forest landscape that leads to, of course, the top of the world. The trail’s lookout point oversees the Falcon Lake and the surrounding forest, giving visitors an astonishing view.


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