Morning Group Hike at St Adolphe Friendship Trail - 11 am

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Morning Group Hike at St Adolphe Friendship Trail - 11 am

Explore the shores of the Red River during our group hike on the St Adolphe Friendship Trail.

By Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Manitoba Chapter

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Jul 22, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT


St. Adolphe Friendship Trail 694 Main Street Saint Adolphe, MB R5A 1C3 Canada

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Find a scenic and playful escape a short drive from Winnipeg on the St Adolphe Friendship Trail.

We are hosting two hikes on Saturday. This one begins at 11 am. Register for the 1:30 pm hike here.

Our 11:00am bilingual event is being offered in partnership with Sports en Français, an organization that contributes to the development of Manitoba's Francophone community through sport and physical activity in French.

While French language skills are not required to participate, we welcome Francophones and Francophiles to join! For English speakers, it's a great opportunity for you and your family to practice your French language skills.

The trail is 2.7km out-and-back and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete with flat and easy terrain. It starts south of the Pierre Delorme Bridge and meanders through a bird sanctuary that offers wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to spot birds.

The trail itself is the creation of a local couple, Henriette and Richard Collette. During the first years of the pandemic, the duo kept themselves busy by picking up garbage and cleaning along the shore of the river. As a result of their work, a small trail was created in order to access the area. The access trail became an impromptu hiking route that sparked support for a permanent trail in the community, inspiring the Colettes to continue their work, and the St Adolphe Friendship Trail was born.

There are many spots along the way to rest and enjoy the view, as well as bird feeders, windchimes, and other unique decor created and installed by the Colettes and other community members.

How To Get There

Type in ‘St Adolphe Friendship Trail’ into a GPS or smartphone.

Note that the instructions may guide you to the north trailhead while we are meeting at the south trailhead.

Or follow these directions:

From Winnipeg, head south on Highway 75 to the junction of Provincial Road Hwy 210, then turn east on 210.

Continue until you reach the junction of 75 and Main Street, turn south onto Main Street.

Continue south until you reach the junction of Main Street and St Paul Street, turn west on St Paul Street. You’ll find the trailhead at the end of the street.


There are no outhouses at the trailhead.

The trail is inside the town of St Adolphe with a grocery store and gas station nearby.

What to Bring on Your Hike

  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately! Pack a hat if it’s sunny, a raincoat if it’s going to get wet, and a sweater or jacket if it’s going to be windy or cold. Dress in layers so you can cool off or warm up as needed.
  • Bring at least two bottles of water: you can leave one in your vehicle on a cool day; you’ll want both on the hike if it’s hot.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen: you can apply in the parking lot so you don’t need to carry them on the hike.
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes are a must. You don’t need hiking boots. But sneakers are definitely a better choice than flip flops.
  • Snacks are a great way to keep your energy up along the trail. Many trails don’t have restaurants or stores nearby so you may also want to pack a picnic lunch.
  • Hand sanitizer (Most trails have outhouses, not modern toilets.)
  • Any medication you may need (like your asthma inhaler or an EpiPen)
  • A safety whistle and a basic first aid kit (not required, but a good idea any time you’re in the wilderness)

Outdoor Fun: What to Expect on Your Group Hike/Activity

Sometimes we just want to have some fun and enjoy a friendly chat with a stranger.

Our group hikes and activities are an easy way to get outside and explore Manitoba’s beautiful parks with other people.

CPAWS staff will share their love of nature on a relaxing hike along our favourite trails.

There won’t be any lectures along the way: when we stop for water and snack breaks we’ll keep the conversation casual and light.

If you’ve got questions we’ll do our best to answer them. However, we are not formally trained park interpreters. We encourage people seeking learning opportunities to check out our outdoor learning programming or try an interpretive event offered by Manitoba Parks.

Weather & Cancellation Policy

We try not to let the weather stop us from getting outside. With the right gear you can have a great time in most weather conditions.

That being said, safety must always be our top priority. We can’t be outside in a thunderstorm and may need to cancel if roads are hazardous.

Weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable. While we will do our best to monitor and make good judgment calls, there will be times when we decide to cancel and the skies clear and other days when a storm or high winds pop up unexpectedly.

We’ll send out an e-mail alert the day before an event letting registrants know if there’s a good chance we need to cancel. We will check the forecast again a few hours before the event to determine if we can try to go ahead.

How can we help?

If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at

About CPAWS Manitoba:

CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That's an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.

About the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club

CPAWS Manitoba’s Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends and learn about the wonders of nature.

We’ve developed a wide range of programming and activities to help Manitobans of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nature.

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Safety Protocols

CPAWS Manitoba takes the safety of all program participants seriously.

All CPAWS Manitoba staff members have cleared a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check with the Winnipeg Police Department. We adhere to all public health recommendations and guidelines.

CPAWS policy requires that at least one person leading programming that may involve children must be certified in first aid. This applies to staff or to volunteers.

This programming was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation, The Conservation Trust, the Government of Manitoba, and TD Friends of the Environment fund.

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