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Parkland's valleys and natural landscapes offer gorgeous trails through woodland terrains, around lakes, over and alongside hills and across rivers and streams.

On this page you'll find many different routes available for non-motorized use.
Hiking in Paradise
walking Paddling & Water Routes Horseback Riding XC Ski & Snowshoeing

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CROCUS TRAIL Inc.
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Crocus Trail is part of the Trans-Canada Trail that winds through Roblin's Parkland area and eventually exits the province into Duck Mountain Provincial Park SK at the Madge Lake corner. The scenic beauty of this trail is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The Crocus Trail features many rest spots for wildlife viewing, fishing and family photos as it skirts West & East Goose Lakes and leisurely meanders through Roblin's Currey Park
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FRANK SKINNER ARBORETUM TRAIL
204-937-4914
866-552-5496
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Located at the original nursery of one of Canada's most innovative horticulturists, the self-guided walking trail at Frank Skinner Arboretum showcases some of the nearly 150 plant varieties developed by Dr. Skinner to survive in the harsh prairie environment. Picnic tables have been placed at the entrance to the trail for public use. Located 23 km south of Roblin on PTH83.
Hiking Guy DUCK MOUNTAIN MB PARK TRIALS
Head to Duck Mountain MB to enjoy a wide variety of trails that offer beginner to intermediate level hikes.

SHELL RIVER VALLEY TRAIL map

CHILDS LAKE HIKING TRAIL map

BLUE LAKES TRAIL map

SHINNING STONE TRAIL map

BALDY MOUNTAIN TRAIL map

SPRAY LAKE TRAIL map

COPERNICUS HILL TRAIL map

GLAD LAKE TRAIL map

Shell Valley Trail Duck Mountains DUCK MOUNTAIN MB FOREST TRIALS
The Duck Mountain Forest Site is located 16 km south of Minitonas on PR 366 in the Duck Mountain Provincial Forest. The Duck Mountain Forest site offers the self-guided Beaver Island Trail which is made up of 5 smaller hiking trails totalling 10 kms. The Beaver Island Trail is rich with plants, wildlife, interpretive signs, and offers a series of small beaver ponds and an island to explore. The Beaver Island Trail provides washrooms, rest spots, picnic areas, and a 70-foot long bridge that leads to Beaver Island.

BEAVER ISLAND TRAIL map

Beaver Island Trail Duck Mountains
ASESSIPPI PARK TRAILS
Enjoy a fun selection of beginner, intermediate and expert hiking & biking trails that wind up down and around the valley next to Lake of the Prairies.

ANCIENT VALLEY TRAIL map

SHELL RIVER LOOP map

CHOKECHERRY TRAIL map

ASPEN TRAIL map

CRANBERRY TRAIL map

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Canoe Route

DUCK MOUNTAIN MB LAKE PADDLE ROUTES
Overnight camping at backwoods sites are available on the Chain Lakes & Beaver Lake canoe routes for registered users. Other popular lake paddle routes in the Duck Mountain Parkl include the Laurie, Beautiful and Shallow Lake.

BEAVER LAKE map
(12.8 km total, 5 portages)

CHAIN LAKES map
(9.6 km total, 2 portages)
Canoe Lake

Chain Lakes Lookoout LAKE OF THE PRAIRIES LAKE & RIVER ROUTES
Lake of the Prairies is another great spot to paddle in the Parkland region. The large lake offers many canoe adventures. Canoe rentals are available at Asessippi Park Concession where access to the lake, as well as the Assiniboine River & the Shell River can be found.

ASESSIPPI PARK map

Canoe Girl

Cautionary Notes

Some favourite river routes for experienced paddlers are the Shell River, Valley River and Assiniboine River.

Before embarking, please be responsible.

The same rivers paddled can have varying speeds and hazards at different times.
Canoe Couple


Canoe Tip
SHELL RIVER PADDLE ROUTE
Shell River winds through the Municiaplity of Roblin where many access points can be found. PTH 583 near the community of Shevlin offers two such spots; one close to Hwy 5 and the other close to Hwy 83. Shell River flows south following Hwy 83 past Asessippi Beach Campground and into the south part of Lake of the Prairies in Asessippi Provincial Park.

VALLEY RIVER PADDLE ROUTE
Valley River flows from the Duck Mountain MB to Lake Dauphin. A common entry point is off PTH 274 in Grandview where you can get off at PTH 366 in Gilbert Plains. For a longer trip you can get off on Hwy 10, or even start in Duck Mountains.

ASSINIBOINE RIVER PADDLE ROUTE
A starting point for paddling Parkland's part of the Assiniboine can be found on the south side of the Shellmouth Dam in Asessippi Provincial Park, and you can get off on PTH 549 near the community of Shellmouth. Another starting point for a much longer paddle journey can be found near the town of Kamsack, SK, and you can get off near the community of Togo on PTH 357 before the river turns into Lake of the Prairies.

Tall Trees


Canoe Dogs
River Tubing RIVER TUBING
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort used to offer river tubing during the summer moths. They dropped you off at the Old Asessippi Townsite and you got off in Asessippi Park at the hill.
River Tubing
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Wagon's West WAGON'S WEST
Roblin
204-333-2189

Wagon's West offers trail rides, hay rides and sleigh rides. The ranch is also home for a few exotic animals. Call to inquire about riding camps for kids.

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Horses PARKLAND RANCH
Inglis
204-564 2285
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Parkland Ranch is a professional horse training ranch that features a guest ranch for experiential riding vacations of cattle drives & trail rides into Riding Mountain National Park. Guided 2hr + trail rides or week long adventures with exciting overnight stays in a tent.

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Horse River

9 FINGER RANCH
Rossburn
204-333-2189
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Horseback trail riding on Tennessee Walking Horses. 2hr rides or ride all day get treated to lunch. Stay a night in a guest house or stay on the ranch to enjoy excursions all weekend.

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Snowshoeing

SNOWSHOEING IN PARADISE

The snow fall and snow set is pretty good in paradise so snowshoeing adventures can be done almost anywhere. Boggy Creek is always full of snow and the Crocus Trail is pretty good to snowshoe on around the Madge Lake corner as well as around the Bear Creek Trail near Asessippi Park. Fore more established snowshoeing spots, Asessippi Ski Area & Resort rents ski's for use on the Asessippi Park trails. Duck Mountain MB and SK are both very nice picturesque places to snowshoes, which can be done on any of the lakes and trails.
 
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Cross-Country Skiiing RIVENDELL CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
NE 32-23-28W, Inglis
204-564-2315
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Groomed cross-country ski trails that provide short intermediate level fun to more challenging runs that follow the scenic valley edge overlooking Lake of the Praires. Warm up hut and rentals available on-site.

Rivendell Ski Trail Map
Cross-Country Skiiing

DUCK MOUNTAIN CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
Enjoy some of the beautiful cross-country ski trails that Duck Mountain Provincial Park MB and Duck Mountain Provincial Park Saskatchewan has to offer.

CHILDS LAKE x-country map

GLAD LAKE x-country map

MADGE LAKE x-country map

 
 

CROCUS TRAIL
Enjoy Crocus Trail during the winter months as a cross-country ski trail that follows the shorline of East and West Goose Lake in Roblin as well as the bordering of Roblin's Currey Park. Continue north along Crocus Trail through scenic prairies and wooded covered areas bordering the Duck Mountains to the Madge Lake corner or head south to enjoy the valleys around lake of the prairies and Asessippi Park.

 
 
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