Hiking in Manitoba Canada provides visitors an opportunity to explore a diversity of backcountry environments like boreal forests, aspen and oak parklands, northern tundra, prairie grasslands, lake systems, river networks, wetlands, wildflower meadows and the Canadian Shield. There are easy going interpretive hiking trails following paved paths and boardwalks. There are trails decorated with lookouts, viewing towers, birding blinds, sightseeing benches and information signs. Many are serviced with washrooms or pit toilets and some have information centres nearby.
Venture into the backcountry wilderness areas of Manitoba Canada and one can find many trails which are more challenging following dirt and earthy trails leading to wilderness campsites, remote lakes, and rivers. Hiking trails vary in elevation, terrain and weather conditions. These trails tend to be single track routes with exposed tree roots and rocks. Services may be limited.
Hiking is enjoyed in the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park located near the community of Brandon, Manitoba. The trails range from 2 kilometre treks to long haul 17 kilometre routes. Brandon Hills located south of Brandon, Manitoba enjoys an extensive single track network of recreation trails. And the Assiniboine Riverbank Trail is the main trail following the banks of the Assiniboine River in the community of Brandon. The Spruce Woods Provincial Heritage Park is situated on the banks of the Assiniboine River located east of the community of Brandon and west of the community of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The Spirit Sands and Devils Punch Bowl Trails are very popular. The Rossburn Subdivision Trail (RST) measures 176 kilometres (110 miles) and connects to the communities of Neepawa, Russell, Sandy Lake, Elphinstone, Oakburn and Rossburn. The trail is part of the TCT (Trans Canada Trail).
In the parkland region of Manitoba, Canada there are some great parks for hiking like the Riding Mountain National Park with its 400+ kilometres (250 mi.) of trails located near the community of Swan River. There are also 30+ kilometres of hiking trails in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park and many more kilometres of hiking in the the Asessippi Provincial Park.
In the Pembina Valley region of Manitoba, Canada hiking is best enjoyed in the Pembina Valley Provincial Park located near Morden, Manitoba and the Stephenfield Provincial Park near the community of Carman.
In the Winnipeg region there are over 5 kilometres of maintained and developed walking trails located in Assiniboine Park and another 7 kilometres of wilderness birdwatching trails in the Fort Whyte Alive Reserve. One of the best ways to sightsee and discover the history of the City of Winnipeg is by exploring on foot some of the community trails like the Broadway Promenade, Red Riverwalk and the Assiniboine Riverwalk.
There are some 1 to 4 kilometre long hiking trails in the Cape Morton Provincial Park located north of Gimli, Manitoba and over 30+ kilometres of hiking trails in the Birds Hill Provincial Park near Selkirk, Manitoba. The Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park north of Gimli includes the Grassy Narrows Marsh Trails and many others. The marsh trails follow gravel, boardwalk and dyke trails before connecting to viewpoints, bird blinds and viewing towers.
In the eastern region of Manitoba, Canada the best destination for day hikes and long haul sightseeing hiking trails is in the Whiteshell Provincial Park.