Almost $1 million is being invested into hiking and cycling trails across Manitoba.
These recreational trail projects throughout Manitoba to help enhance affordable outdoor recreational opportunities for Manitobans.
"Our government is excited to continue building, enhancing and expanding Manitoba’s trail network in partnership with volunteer and community organizations like Trails Manitoba,” says Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke in a press release. "We are committed to creating affordable outdoor recreational opportunities to benefit the health and well-being of all Manitobans."
The total amount given by the government is $970,000, and the first projects have been approved under the 2022 Trails Manitoba Grant Program.
"Manitobans love to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, and our government is proud to share these investments in new and enhanced trails in our province," says Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton. "We are excited to help provide new ways for Manitobans to connect with nature and explore our province."
"These projects will develop new multi-use trail parks, trail extensions as well as continued enhancements and maintenance to trails throughout the province," says Erik Dickson, president, Trails Manitoba.
Projects that have already been approved are:
- Assiniboine Forest Sign and Wayfinding Enhancements (new trail/enhancement) – $50,000;
- Chryplywy Park Trail Enhancement (general trail maintenance) – $3,934;
- Squirrel Hills Trail Park (new trail/enhancement) – $75,000;
- Ste. Agathe Baudry Trails Project (new trail/enhancement) – $30,000;
- Victoria Park Trail Extension and Stairs (new trail/enhancement) – $10,000; and
- Zaagaate Trail and Pollinator Meadow (new trail/enhancement) – $33,450.
A map of trail locations can be found here.