• Media coverage

    NMS students assist Lions with trail clean up

    July 8th, 2022 in Neepawa Banner & Press – “Grade 6 students from Neepawa Middle School (NMS) were hard at work on July 27 and 28 helping the Neepawa Lions to clean up the Great Canadian Trail, which runs through Neepawa.” – taken from Neepawa Banner & Press_2022_07_8, p. 11

  • News,  Trail updates

    Team effort! – Successful Trail Clean Up in Neepawa

    Locals get together on a Trail Clean up in Neepawa On June 27 & 28, 2022 the Neepawa Middle School Grade 6C class and the Neepawa Lions teamed up to participate in a “Trail Clean-up” event along The Trans Canada Trail system that runs through Neepawa.  A combination of young and old teaming up to accomplish this goal while helping to clean their community. Neepawa Middle Schoolers and Neepawa’s Lions Club out on the trail together The grade six students cleaned up over 5km of trail in and around their community leading from “The Back Forty”, new bicycle park all the way to Lions Riverbend Park.  Grade 6C teacher Mrs.…

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    Fishing along the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

    The new fishing map by Asessippi Parkland Tourism has been published recently! Taking this as an opportunity to give you more information on fishing along the Rossburn Subdivision Trail. Fishing lakes along the Rossburn Subdivision Trail While traveling on the Rossburn Subdivision Trail and through the communities along the trail ,the closest lakes for fishing are the following: Spear Lake (30) Rossman Lake (31) Arrow Lake (34) Patterson Lake (36) Seech Lake (33) Tokaryk Lake (37) Closer towards Riding Mountain National Park, you find: Silver Beach (35) Deep Lake (32) Depending on the lake, there is a chance to fish for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Whitefish,…

  • Media coverage

    Fading Prairie Sentinels Mark Tour Along Trans-Canada Trail

    October 1st, 2021 in The Minnedosa Tribune – It was our third and last and best day of cycling on the “Rossburn Subdivision” pathway, which stretches 172 km, Neepawa to Russell. The “rails-to-trail” path serves as an informal border between the prairies and parkland. The beautiful July day in 2017 was just the right mix of hot and windy – welcomed, but neither was oppressive. The two ruts of the trail were well packed, and our mountain bikes rolled along easily. As with railway beds, there are no steep hills, only long steady inclines. – taken from The Minnedosa Tribune_2021_10_1, written by Mark Kihn

  • Media coverage

    From Rail to Trail – My solo hiking adventure along a section of the Rossburn Subdivision Trail

    November 20th, 2020 in Crossroads This Week – Feeling quite satisfied, my initial preconceived opinion of what the RST would bring to me as a hiker had changed… leaving me aspiring to come again. I saw beautiful landscapes, wildlife, interpretative information, and experienced solitude. The trail itself wasn’t difficult but did allow for a pace set individually by the trail user. My hike that day included about 20 kms return, and as a good interpretation of the new trail connector, I’m excited to get back out soon. – taken from CTW_2020_11_20; pp. 5 & 7, written by Racheal Flintoft

  • Media coverage

    Russell’s Storybook trail comes to life

    November 13rd, 2020 in Crossroads This Week – “This story book trail is part of our Rossburn Subdivision Trail (RST); we didn’t build a new trail rather added the storybook three-foot page posts to our existing network,” explained Ilse Ketelsen, secretary/ treasurer with the Rossburn Subdivision Trail Association (RSTA). “The concept as such is to promote physical activity, literacy and family connections at the same time.” Ketelsen continued, stating that the project is very fitting for the RSTA and by bringing a new outdoor activity option, it is believed to bring enhanced mental wellness as well. – taken from CTW_2020_11_13; p. 1, written by Racheal Flintoft

  • Scenery along the Elk Link
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    Elk Link Trail

    Elk Link Trail – From Erickson to Riding Mountain National Park Riding Mountain Trans Canada Trail Network The Elk Link trail provides a link from Riding Mountain National Park to the Trans Canada Trail/ Rossburn Subdivision Trail. The TCT runs parallel to the Park, at varying distances, over its 176 km length between Russell and Neepawa. The Riding Mountain Trans Canada Trail Network aims to connect the TCT with special places on the south edge of the Park. Elk Link – Our first connector trail Your journey from RMNP essentially begins at Wasagaming townsite and proceeds to Onanole townsite via the Onanole trail. The Elk Link trail continues southward to…

  • Information

    Be bear smart!

    There seems to be increased bear activity in Manitoba this year. Be prepared for encounters with bears while traveling on the Rossburn Subdivsion Trail. Don’t forget – you are in their territory so please act accordingly and respectfully! Find more resources about bear safety here or download the brochure ” Coexisting with Black Bears” published by Manitoba Government. What to do? • Be alert• Make noise• Travel in groups• Keep dogs on leash• Keep bear deterrent spray handy & know how to use it• Store food, garbage, toothpaste and clothes used while cooking where bears can’t access them.• Never leave food unattended• Leave only footprints behind (not garbage)

  • 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…