Red River North Trail

Description:

The Red River North Trail Association (RRNTA) came together to develop a section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). The trail is over 225 kilometres in length, stretching  from the northeast outskirts of Winnipeg to Grand Beach/Grand Marais, to Powerview-Pine Falls, and ending at the Great Falls Dam. The trail includes the R.M.’s of East St. Paul, Springfield, St. Andrews, St. Clements, Brokenhead and Alexander, including the City of Selkirk and the Towns of Powerview-Pine Falls (and hopefully soon Beausejour and Oakbank).

The Route:

The trail travels north from the city of Winnipeg (at the perimeter and Henderson Hwy) to Birds Hill Provincial Park, along the floodway to cross the Locks and Dam at Lockport; north along River Road to historic Lower Fort Garry; traveling through the city of Selkirk, crossing the bridge and heading northeast through East Selkirk and Tyndall; turning north through the Mars Sand Hills, past Gull Lake, Beaconia, and the beaches—passing through Grand Marias, Grand Beach  and Lester Beach, through Belair, then traveling north to Traverse Bay, to turn South on the Belair Forest trails and to Powerview-Pine Falls and ending at the Great Falls Dam with the Blue Water South Trail.

The Red River North Trail is a recreational trail that will, for generations to come, preserve access to our varied natural landscapes; connect our local communities; promote awareness of our unique history, culture and heritage; and promote opportunity for all  people to better their quality of life and well being.

Benefits of Your Membership:

  • Association voting privileges
  • An opportunity to participate or volunteer with the RRNTA
  • Community pride! Become a Citizen Trail Steward (CTS) for your area
  • Future – Red River North Trail Association newsletters

Benefits of the Trail:

  • Preserve and protect the environment
  • Promote physical fitness and well-being
  • Provides recreational and family activity
  • Educates and promotes the geographical, historic and cultural values along with different trail user mindfulness and expectations
  • Stimulus for local economy
  • Building a legacy and symbol of local and Canadian Unity
  • Participate in a new 70 km MULTI-USE TRAIL being planned

The Vision:

Once completed, the TCT will become the longest recreational trail in the world, with nearly 24,000 kilometres of pathways for self-powered active transportation, plus other activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to discover.  The TCT winds its way through every province and territory, and links our communities and love of nature for today’s and all future generations.  An upcoming project for the RRNTA is the new MULTI-USE TRAIL being planned from East Selkirk to Powerview-Pine Falls.

Community Challenge:

The Red River North Trail is a community based project and needs support of individuals, organizations, and businesses to make a dream a reality. The trail will be built utilizing existing trails, abandoned railway lines, local/provincial/federal and crown lands, and negotiated private property as much as possible to keep expenses and maintenance to a minimum.

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