The Great Trail Tour
Travel Manitoba and Trails Manitoba invited media to explore three distinct
sections of Manitoba’s Great Trail. The adventure began exploring the Crow Wing
Trail, a historic trade route through Métis and French communities that linked the
Fort Garry (current day Winnipeg) with St. Paul, Minnesota in the south. This journey
through tall grass prairie and river valleys provided a glimpse into Canada’s iconic
heartland. Then they shifted gears and headed east to Whiteshell Provincial Park, near
the Ontario border, in the heart of rugged Canadian Shield country. Here, they hiked
sections of the Border to Beaches trail, passing over ancient PreCambrian granite rock,
past crystal clear waterways and through the pine-scented boreal forest. From the nat-
ural beauty of Whiteshell Provincial Park they traveled to the sophisticated cityscape
of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital city, where the Great Trail hugs the banks of the
mighty Red River. Following the trail as it skirts around downtown neighbourhoods
like the Exchange District, The Forks and French-speaking St. Boniface, past some of
the province’s most iconic landmarks.
O n August 22nd, the Crow Wing Trail was honered with The Great Trail tour…
a media event organized by Destination Canada and Travel Manitoba to celebrate
Canada’s 150th and the connection of the Trans Canada Trail across the country.
Journalists from Australia and Germany experienced the Crow Wing Trail from
St-Pierre-Jolys to Roseau Rapids.
Annual Report -2017 Year in Review