Credit: Travel Manitoba
Opened in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s centennial, the park is home to the Winnipeg Folk Festival and also a stage for various entertainments and sporting events. Visitors here love to go walking, cycling or hiking along the many scenic trails. ‘White Cedar Forest’ trail in summer is amazing. Look for the white-tailed deer. Climb to the top of the viewing tower. Sample wild fruits including chokecherry, high bush cranberry, nannyberry, pincherry, and rosehips. In winter, you can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Watch equestrian activities at the Manitoba Horse Council’s Equestrian Centre from spring to fall. During February, the park is the site for Winter Safari- a family event with theatre, campfire, bannocks, snowshoeing, and more! Go on a Circle Drive Tour while here. Visit the Pine Ridge Cemetery and see the monument commemorating the Polish contingent of the de Meuron Regiment. The park is also the home of Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Activities include rollerblading, hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, swimming, pony/horse riding, horse-drawn sleigh ride, skateboarding, interpreters-led activities, picnicking, camping, amphitheatre shows. Man-made shallow beach, Children’s playground. The park has a tennis court and an overlook point.
Near the Park: Very near to the Park are the Birds Hill Park Ranchand Deer Meadow Farms. To learn about fur trading and the life of trappers visitLower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Located within half an hour’s drive are Pine Ridge Golf Club,Elmhurst Golf & Country Club andHeritage Golf Course.
During winter, head toSpring Hill Winter ParkorStony Mountain Ski Areafor exciting winter activities. Head to Pine Ridge Hollow for great food.
Camping: Fully-serviced campsites to basic campsites.
Leaving Winnipeg, follow Hwy. #59 north, 24 km (14.9 mi.) to the west park entrance.
Approximate 35 km ~ 40 mins from downtown Winnipeg
Year round, all season park.
Camping: May – October
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