• Trail updates

    Trail condition – Updates about the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

    The RSTA currently has a maintenance program and the Rossburn Subdivision trail gets inspected twice a year. We to try our best to keep you updated on this page – should there be special trail condition to report. February 6th / 2023: Update – Elphinstone The bridge in Elphinstone over Little Saskatchewan River is now open! Thanks to Trans Canada Trail, Trails Manitoba and Snoman Inc. Tourism Relief Fund Project for supporting this project. January 26th / 2023: Update – Elphinstone Important notice by Thunder & Ice Snowmobile Club Inc. “Caution – The reroute around the elphinstone bridgehas had to be closed due to open water on the river! We…

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    Manitoba Trails Day Event on June 1st!

    RSTA is excited to announce that we’re hosting an International Trails Day event in partnership with Trans Canada Trail. Join us on June 1 to celebrate our beloved trail! This event is made possible by the generous support of Trans Canada Trail. We are one out of 10 trail groups Trans Canada Trail has chosen to highlight in Canada this year, the only one in Manitoba.

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    RSTA is looking for maintenance services

    The Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association (RSTA) is a non-profit organization managing the Rossburn Subdivision Trail. We are requesting an expression of interest for the maintenance services along the trail consisting of 176 km running from Neepawa to Russell on an old railway bed.

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    Elphinstone: New bridge – project finished

    Over the last months, we had a project in Elphinstone ongoing. An old railway bridge needed major updates. Thanks to the generous support from Trans Canada Trail, Trails Manitoba and Snoman Inc. Tourism Relief Fund, it was possible to rebuild the bridge over Little Saskatchewan River.

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    Winter fun on the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

    Snowmobilers – Trail is open for 2023! The Rossburn Subdivision Trail allows you to discover our wonderful province – during all seasons. Most of the trail is groomed for snowmobiling in winter. Snowmobiling on the trail For more detailed information about snowmobiling in Manitoba and for current trail conditions, we recommend to have a look at the official homepage of Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Incorporated. Click here for Snoman’s Interactive Trail Status Map. Want to explore the Rossburn Subdivision Trail? Watch for Trail No. 13! The Rossburn Subdivision Trail runs under Trail No. 13 on Snoman’s trail map. This trail takes you from Russell to Neepawa. Several local snowmobiling clubs…

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    Flying Eagle Link Trail – Connecting to the national park

    Enjoy our new connector trail! The Paba Mashiwat Kinew / Flying Eagle Link Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized connector trail between the Rossburn Subdivision Trail and Riding Mountain National Park. Starting in Rossburn, a total of 36 kms leads to Tilson Lake Entrance, closely following the path of the Birdtail Creek. The trail is planned to be accessible during three seasons. In the future, a portion could also be open for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Adding to the Riding Mountain Trans Canada Trail Network, the new trail connects the Trans Canada Trail, Waywayseecappo First Nation, the RM of Rossburn, and the national park’s trail network. The trail is showcasing…

  • Flying Eagle Link Trail Opening

    Finally! – The Flying Eagle Link Trail is now open

    On October 8th, we finally had our grand opening for the Flying Eagle Trail. The new connector trail adds to the Riding Mountain Trans Canada Trail Network, which aims at connecting the national park with the Rossburn Subdivision Trail. Starting in Rossburn, a total of 36 kms leads to Tilson Lake Entrance in Riding Mountain National Park, closely following the path of the Birdtail Creek. Officially open! Our official opening was a big success – thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to everyone who spoke a few words! This trail has been made possible by generous support by the Province of Manitoba, Trans Canada Trail,Trails Manitoba, Fusion Credit Union,…

  • Media coverage

    “A love of adventure” – Ed The Hiker on the RST (Crossroads This Week)

    October 21st, 2022 in Crossroads This Week -“Long distance hiking … when you can enjoy walking in bad weather, or when you’ve walked 10kms and need to walk another 40kms, and you can still find a way to enjoy that… then you can do it. It is definitely a mental thing… but for supplies and gear, you need to find what works for you and stick to it.”- Ed “The Hiker” Talone, taken from CTW_2022_10_21, p. 7, written by Racheal Flintoft

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    Take a rest! – Watertower project finished in Erickson

    Our Erickson Water Tower Project has successfully been completed! We created a 352 square feet, t-shaped wooden deck with benches as resting spot and point of interest look-out 2.6 miles West of Erickson. A new restarea to pause and observe Mother Nature while hiking, biking or horseback riding on the Rossburn Subdivision Trail or Elk Link Trail – its connector trail to Riding Mountain National Park. Where to find the new restarea? This new rest area is located on the Rolling River at Highways #10 & 45 Junction right along the Rossburn Subdivision Trail – and not far from the Elk Link Trail. 50.5232387,-99.9463478 Discover railway history There is something…

  • Media coverage

    “It’s superb” – South Mountain Press reporting about the Elk Link Trail

    September 9th, 2022 in South Mountain Press – “The uniqueness of the [Elk Link Trail] and [Trans Canada Trail] in our area […] is that it is prairie countryside. […] You go past century-old farms, beautiful fields and country vistas, old cemeteries, abandoned farm sites, a lovely old barn, obsolete farm machinery, the Rolling River itself, and an interesting old trestle bridge that used to be part of the rail line.” – taken from South Mountain Press_2022_09_9, p. 3, written by Candy Irwin