Bike or Hike the Trans Canada Trail in East Selkirk

Have you explored the beautiful, new 500 metre portion of The Trans Canada Trail, right here in East Selkirk? This greenway trail was built in the fall of 2020 and was funded with assistance from the RM of St. Clements and the Province of Manitoba. This trail is on RRNTA private leased land and is located on the former rail bed south of Colville Road and connects to Old Henderson Highway at Strathcona Road along the public drain.

This is an active transportation trail for hikers and cyclists, which whom we encourage check out this wonderful addition to our community to link up with areas north of East Selkirk or into Selkirk and further south. A reminder that ATVs, vehicles and dirtbikes are not allowed on this 500 metre greenway trail. We ask for the community to respect this new trail for those permitted by not littering and helping maintain a clean and respectful community, as well as parents educating their youth about not accessing this area with motorized machines.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the Lester family for their donation of 8 granite boulders that were placed along the East Selkirk Portion of the Trans Canada Trail. These boulders originated from the former Lester Granite quarry at Eleanor Lake Quarry. An additional 22 boulders were installed by MVP Turf Management. This was done to protect those that use the active transportation in our community including the school children that use the new trail as a transportation route. You can use this to make your way into Selkirk (maybe you’ll even see a deer or two), or you could pack a lunch and explore the northern part of the trail on your bicycle as it connects to our beaches area along Highway 59.

Find more information on the Trans Canada Trail and view the interactive map to help plan your next adventure here.