Let Winter Begin: The Red River Mutual Trail is now open

Even though we’ve had snow for what seems like forever, winter in Winnipeg can officially begin.

That’s right: the Red River Mutual Trail now extends from The Forks all the way to the Norwood Bridge. The Assiniboine River portion of the city’s favourite skating trail is also open from The Forks to the Osborne Bridge. In total, it spans 2.5 kilometres and has multiple access points. The route could eventually reach six kilometres, depending on the weather.

If you don’t have your own blades, no worries. Skate rentals are available inside The Forks Market for $3 (children and seniors) and $5 (adults). If you’re not one to lace em up, you can also walk, run or sled your way along the trail. And with Ice Castles, Crokicurl and the Warming Huts (not to mention coffee, beer and amazing food), there’s also plenty of other winter fun to be had at The Forks.

For current ice conditions and more information, visit the Red River Mutual Trail online.

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