Manitoba 2020 - October

Another year of Local Tourism - The COVID19 Year


The COVID-19 thing began in Manitoba about Mid-March and we decided from the start to follow guidelines. Fortunately we can still walk / run / ski & paddle - activities that are much safer than shopping, going to restaurants and bars, Trump rallies ... etc.

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Index    September   or  Summer

Travelling backwards in time...

Oct. 12: Assiniboine Corridor WMA Hike & Glen Souris Area Scenic Drive

Oct. 9: Black Creek, Wawanesa & the  Souris River

Black Creek is just north of Wawanesa off of Road 340

The Sipeweski Museum

You can park near the Highway #2 south of Wawanesa and in low water
you can walk quite a ways along the riverbank, under the bridge and to the south.

A short drive takes you to an overlook on the south side of the big loop in the river.

Oct. 8: Menteith, Souris & the Lauder Sand Hills

Souris River

Menteith area rail bridge

Menteith Elevator Site

Oct. 7: Maskawata

Maskawata site.

Harvey School Site

Trail south from Harvey School to the Assiniboine Valley

Harrison Brodge

From Hall;s Bridge

Assiniboine School

Oct. 6: A Trip North of Brandon

We went through the Little Saskatchewan River valley, north of Newdale, then on to the Ozerna area, followed by the Rackham district where we hiked a bit of the Great Trail. We drove through Clanwilliam and Bethany, then stopped to check out an old rail bridge at an abandonned  siding called Orrville, near Franklin, before heading home.


Approaching bridge 1

Going from bridge 1 to bridge 2

Near bridge 2

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church - built in 1933

A section of the Great Trail that runs on an old rail bed between Neepawa and Russell.

A view from the trail

The rail bridge at Orrville. Also on the Great Trail

On an earlier vsite I had discovered the foundations for a railway water tower.

Oct. 4: Bunclody and the Riverside Park Trail

Oct. 3: Waggle Springs Natural Area and the Criddle / Vane Heritage Park

One of many Nature Conservancy Projects in our region - this one provides panoramic overviews of a big loop of the Assiniboine River in the Glen Souris region.

The Criddle site is a great place for a picnic and an easy hike. This time we strolled south from the yard along the old trail to the Treesbank Ferry site.

For more information about these places go to Past & Present

For more photos check out the Virtual Manitoba Photo Gallery

For more ideas....

Off the Beaten Path...a Hiking and Exploring Guide