“Sample the local flavor: be it the food, the heritage sites, or the adventures! Find out about Erickson and the Vikings, try the menu at the Sandy Lake Hotel after visiting the Ukrainian Museum, or take a little detour and visit the Prairie Mountain Regional Museum. Want excitement? Learn how to fly-fish at Tokaryk Lake or take a horseback ride into the Riding Mountain National Park. Stop to take in the trails history in Rossburn and finish your day discovering the Tinhouse or Bin 22 in Russell for a treat.” – Travel Manitoba about the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

Your way of traveling

As part of the Trans Canada Trail, the Rossburn Subdivision trail and its connector trails to RMNP give you a chance to discover our wonderful province. Enjoy the wonders of nature while hiking/ walking, horseback riding, cycling and cross-country skiing. Most of the trail is groomed for snowmobiling in winter.

Rossburn Subdivision Trail - a reason for all seasons!

Rossburn Subdivision Trail in spring
Rossburn Subdivision Trail in summer
Rossburn Subdivision Trail in fall
Rossburn Subdivision Trail in winter

History

Established in 1997, the RSTA was formed by municipalities along the Rossburn Subdivision railway line. Back then the line just had been closed by  CN.

Partnering with the former Provincial Manitoba Recreational Trails Association (now Trails Manitoba), a “Rail to Trail” project has been started to convert the former rail line into a public trail. By now the trail has become part of the Trans Canada Trail.

 

 

New connector trail under construction
Flying Eagle connector trail

Riding Mountain Trans Canada Trail Network

Connecting the Trans Canada Trail with the Riding Mountain National Park

At varying distances over its 176 km length this part of the Trans Canada Trail runs parallel to Riding Mountain National Park. The idea behind this trail network is to connect the TCT with special places on the south edge of the Park.

Scenery along the Elk Link

Elk Link Trail - From Erickson to Onanole

The 15.5 km Elk Link trail connects the Rossburn Subdivision Trail to Riding Mountain National Park. This exciting, non-motorized connector trail starts close to Erickson and ends right in Onanole. Combined with the Onanole trail to Wasagaming, you have easy access to the national park’s trail network. Read more…

Flying Eagle Link (Rossburn)

Current project - Flying Eagle Link [under construction]

The Flying Eagle connector trail will start adjacent to Waywayseecappo FN, towards the far west of the Rossburn Municipality. It will continue along back roads to connect with the RMNP at the Tilson Lake entrance. The new trail will follow a path close to the Birdtail Creek. For generations the people of Waywayseecappo have had a strong connection to the area within and around RMNP with the Birdtail Creek serving as a pathway linking the two. At this point, the trail is planned as being accessible during three seasons. In the future, a portion could also be open for cross country skiing or snowshoeing