Stroller Friendly Walks of Winnipeg
Spring is finally here, and with it comes puddles and flooded walkways. You want to get outside with your baby, but where can you go and keep your feet (relatively) dry?
Here are our suggestions for PAVED and stroller friendly places to go walking. Some dry up earlier than others:
- There are many paved paths in the park and most are kept clear of snow so the paths dry up quick quickly.
Sturgeon Creek Greenway (4 km +, linear paved route)
- Park at Grants Old Mill or on Woodhaven and walk West to Hamilton and back. This trail takes you along Sturgeon Creek and past the historic Grants Old Mill. Watch the spring melt of the creek as you pass under Portage Avenue. Since it’s an out and back, you can go longer or shorter.
Linden Woods Lakes (2.7 km, linear paved route)
- Park on Shoreline Drive near the lake. Head right to the shelter in Muys Park and back, then walk to the shelter in Van Walleghem Park and back.
The Forks- St Boniface (3km mostly paved loop)
- Park at The Forks. Take the wooden footbridge over to South Pointe, then down under the Nii Maman sculpture+ over the Norwood Bridge. Walk behind the hospital, along Tache and over the Esplanade Riel foot bridge. Gorgeous views!
Assiniboine Forest-Sagimay Trail (2.8 km, paved loop)
- Park Grant at Chalfont. Option to add on more gravel sections. Trees all around! 2.8 km, paved loop
Here are some GRAVEL paths that will dry up soon:
Whittier Park (4 km, linear gravel route)
- Park at Fort Gibraltar. Take the path all the way under the train bridge to Lagimodière-Gaboury Park and back. If you have a rugged stroller, try the river trail. Look for art along the way!
Churchill Drive- Kingston Crescent (3 km or 5 km gravel and paved loop)
- Park on Churchill Drive either at the Churchill Tot lot (5 km route) or the end near Jubilee (3 km). Walk west on Churchill Drive, then Jubilee to the BDI and over the Elm Park bridge. Loop around Kingston Crescent and back over the walking bridge to starting point.
Waterfront Drive (2.5- 5km, linear paved route)
- Park on Waterfront Drive or side streets. Walk in the park towards South Point Douglas and back and/or to The Forks and back. Great city views!
Bunn's Creek Parkway (2 km, linear gravel route)
- Park at Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park. Take the Bunn’s Creek Parkway left to the Red River and back. Look for 7 Sacred Teachings art along the way. Pretty creek views
Bois-des-Esprits (4 km, linear gravel route)
- Park at John Bruce Park. Cross the bridge to get to the trail head. Look for carved trees along the way. 100% chance of spotting deer.