Home » Entertainment » Don’t Be a Wimp — Get Outside and Enjoy Winter

Don’t Be a Wimp — Get Outside and Enjoy Winter

January 21, 2011 7:12 AM | Entertainment

Manitobans are being reminded to get outdoors this weekend and enjoy the many attractions the province has to offer.

Everything from cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, Manitoba’s parks are a prime winter playground.

  • Spruce Woods Provincial Park has diverse terrain with excellent views and offers three different trail systems: the Yellow Quill, the Seton and the Épinette, each with its unique setting. There are forest runs and valleys.
  • Turtle Mountain Provincial Park trails are double-tracked and have a different feel from the single-track typically found in parks. Attractions in the park include the gently rolling hills and the excellent wildlife viewing.
  • Whiteshell Provincial Park offers close to 10 different trail systems across the park. Several resorts provide a comfortable wilderness retreat, some with trails leading out from their front doors.
  • Camp Morton in the Interlake features easy trails with views of Lake Winnipeg as does Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park.
  • Grand Beach Provincial Park has about 37 kilometres of trails, half of which are intermediate. Some trails feature warming shelters along the way.
  • Birds Hill Provincial Park offers shorter, child-appropriate ski trails as well as sleigh rides and snowshoe trails.

While we aren’t completely shaking the cold spell with Saturday’s high of -21°C with sun, it will get much better on Sunday with a balmy high of -5°C.

— With files from the Province of Manitoba