here's no better way to celebrate International Trails Day than by
reopening a picturesque section of the Trans Canada Trail.
The celebration of the trail reopening was held on site at the junction of Highways 83 and 57.
Representatives from Crocus Trail, Municipality of Roblin, Trans Canada Trail as well as Member
of Parliament, Robert Sopuck were on hand to offer congratulations and to explore the efforts of
the past several months
For several reasons the Duck Mountain
Provincial Forest section of Crocus Trail has
been a frustration for the Crocus Trail Committee.
Flooding due to beaver activity made
sections of the trail impassible.
It was important to find a solution to these
mounting issues that prevented this section,
noted for its beauty and as the entryway into
Manitoba from Saskatchewan, from being
In partnership with Trans Canada Trail and
with encouragement from TCT's Trisha
Kaplan, the Crocus Trail Committee pursued
the highly ambitious plan of having the 8 km.
section of trail ready in the eight months prior
to the opening event.
Permissions and advice were received from
local trapper Chuck Karney, Vern Bauman of
Louisiana Pacific (who have cutting rights in
the area), the Roblin snowmobile club, and
officials from Manitoba Water Stewardship,
and Sustainable Development, This information
was shared with Aaron Goethe, who
maintains roads for forestry companies in the
area, and the team of Moe Laviolette and
Brayden Magnowski of Russell Redi-Mix who
were responsible for the bulk of the repair
Annual Report 2016-Trails Manitoba p.15