May 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
This location is shown only to members
hike distance - 7.5 km This new multi-use pathway, named in honor of the Canadian Armed Forces, provides a crucial east west link in Winnipeg’s trail network. The westerly end of the Yellow Ribbon Greenway connects into the Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail. One of the more captivating aspects of the middle stretch of trail is the opportunity to stand directly beneath incoming aircraft as they descend onto the airport runways.
This event is open to Prairie Pathfinder walking club members (i.e. members who have paid an annual $25. fee). CONTACT US to request a complimentary invitation and try out the club 'for free'. Everyone is welcome to try out a hike or two before deciding to purchase a membership. Visit our website HERE.
Our hike route is an 'out and back' on the greenway west to the Living Prairie Museum. We'll do a loop through the Living Prairie green space and return for an approximately 90 minute hike.
some points of interest -
St James Horticultural Society Community Gardens - has been gardening since WWII. This site is just one of the many community allotment gardens administered by the society.
Truro Creek - This small, but vital tributary of the Assiniboine River is an important site for fish spawning in the spring and provides habitat for ducks, dragonflies, frogs, and fingerling fish.
Air Force Heritage Park Museum - is the largest outdoor park of its kind in Canada and features 13 aircraft tracing the history of military flight.
Living Prairie Museum - This 30 acre tall grass prairie preserve is home to over 160 species of prairie plants and a great array of wildlife.
This event is open to Prairie Pathfinder walking club members (i.e. members who have paid an annual $25. fee) and guests. CONTACT US to request a complimentary invitation and try out the club 'for free'. Everyone is welcome to try out a hike or two before deciding to purchase a membership. Visit our website HERE.
To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Greenway, visit the Winnipeg Trails website HERE.