What we're about

The Prairie Pathfinders walk in different parts of the city, exploring different neighbourhoods and finding scenic treasures. These urban walks range in length from 5km to 7km and usually lasting about 1hr & 15 min. We use dozens of different routes and many are from our best selling Prairie Pathfinder guidebook 'Winnipeg Walks'

Our weekend hikes explore some of the most scenic and out-of-the-way spots in Manitoba. Many routes are from our guidebook ‘Hiking the Heartland’. They range in length from about 7 to 9 km (usually about 2 hours of walking) at a pleasantly brisk pace.

Note: All walks are 'rain or shine' Participants are expected to arrange their own transportation to all hikes. However with our 'out-of-town' hikes many share rides. You can either post a request for a ride or an offer to give rides on the pertinent Meetup Event Page.

urban walks membership - Membership for 2019 Wednesday evening walks is $10. Non-members please pay a $2 drop-in fee for these urban walks.

As always, we ask for a $6 fee for our 'out-of-town' hikes.

There's a special camaraderie to group walking. Come out and join us and discover for yourself!

Upcoming events (5+)

Bunn's Creek

Bunn's Creek Centennial Park

Our 5+ km route follows the Bunn’s Creek pathway, a natural linear parkway that runs from the Red River to Raleigh. Expect about an hour & 15 min walk at a fairly brisk pace. Please pay a $2 drop-in fee unless you have a 2019 seasonal membership. ($10)

Old St Boniface

Whittier Park

Our 5+ km circle route follows the Red River to the mouth of the Seine, exploring the riverbank pathways of Whittier Park and Lagimodiere-Gaboury Park. A short jaunt down Provencher Blvd takes us back to the Red River and Parc Joseph Royal pathways to complete our loop. Expect about an hour & 15 min walk at a fairly brisk pace. Please pay a $2 drop-in fee unless you have a 2019 seasonal membership.

Harte Trail

Varsity View Sportsplex

This is a 7+ km route whether we go east or west on the trail. East takes us into the Assiniboine Forest on the Sagimay & Preston trails. Walking west will take us to a short loop through a new housing development which is very near the perimeter highway. We'll decide on the day! Expect about an hour & 30 min walk at a fairly brisk pace. Please pay a $2 drop-in fee unless you have a 2019 seasonal membership ($10.).

Kings Park / Fort Richmond

King's Park

Our 5 km route includes a loop through a scenic part of Fort Richmond. Our park pathway follows the banks of the Red through river bottom forest. Along the way you catch a glimpse of open meadows, a pond with waterfalls, Japanese pagoda gardens, and the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth. Expect about an hour & 15 min walk at a fairly brisk pace. Please pay a $2 drop-in fee unless you have a 2019 seasonal membership. ($10)

Past events (613)

St Vital Park / River Pointe

St Vital Park

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