Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures
The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Indigenous peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Scottish settlers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. The Forks is the heart of the city located at the centre of urban and off-the beaten-track trails for your to explore via bike or snowshoes. The winter river trail is the perfect place to enjoy winter, or set off through the historic Exchange District r through the French neighbourhood of St. Boniface.
Explore over 7kms of trails year round with various look out points and things to see along the way. Bike ride and snowshoe past bison, look for deer as you cruise and explore the lakes on the water in the summer (canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand up paddle board) or when covered by ice and snow on snowshoes.
Birds Hill Park
A quick snowshoe or bike ride into the park from our location at Pineridge Halow. Located just 25 minutes East of Winnipeg along highway 59, Birds Hill park is an nature lover’s dream! Featuring hills and ridges formed by ancient glaciers, this 35 sq km park has a lake, oak and aspen forests, native prairie wildflowers (including several species of rare orchids), deer, waterfowl and songbirds. Facilities include camping, swimming, picnic sites, fishing a riding stable, a restaurant, a beach concession and a convenience store. There are 30 km of trails for walking, hiking and cross-country skiing and a 7.2 km paved bicycle and roller blading trails.
It is unusual to find a forest within a city, but Winnipeg has one, complete with a herd of white-tailed deer. This unique park is Assiniboine Forest Park located between Chalfont Avenue and Shaftsbury Boulevard. Situated close to a bus route, Assiniboine Forest offers a quiet place to escape the city in order to relax and enjoy nature. Assiniboine Forest offers a wilderness within a city. Walk down one of the trails and see how quickly the city disappears.
Ride from our location at FortWhyte Alive through Assiniboine Forest and into Assiniboine Park. The trails and pathways in Assiniboine Park are great year round for adventure on bikes and fun in the winter by snowshoe as well.
Old St. Boniface
Explore St Boniface, the heart of French speaking Winnipeg and the largest francophone community in Western Canada. Cross over from downtown into St. Boniface on The Esplanade Riel bridge and enjoy a coffee, brew, ice cream or meal at many local businesses along the trail.