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

Randonnée pédestre et patinage

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.

Lire plus

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

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!

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

Beaver Creek Provincial Park

Beaver Creek Provincial Park, Located approx 36 km north of Hwy 8 on PR 234
Beaver Creek Provincial Park, MB .

Terrains de camping provinciaux

Birds Hill Provincial Park

24 km north of WInnipeg off Hwy 59
Birds Hill Provincial Park, MB R0E 0K0

Culture et histoire

Boom & Bust of Winnipeg

Via Rail Station - Union Station, 123 Main Street
WINNIPEG, MB R3G 2Y4

Terrains de camping provinciaux

Camp Morton Provincial Park

Camp Morton Provincial Park, 8 km north of Gimli
Camp Morton, MB R0C 0M0

Randonnée pédestre et sentiers

Canupawakpa Nature Trail

1 Mile East of Reston on PTH #2, Approximately 1 Mile North
Reston, MB .

Randonnée pédestre et sentiers

Crow Wing Trail

191 km Trail connecting Emerson to Winnipeg
Emerson, MB .

Parcs provinciaux

Grand Beach Provincial Park

Leaving Winnipeg, take PTH 59 north, 80 km/49.7 mi. to the Grand Beach turnoff. Follow PTH 12 west 6
Beaconia, MB R0E 0B0

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 it 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.