Group Hike at Stony Mountain Quarry Trail
Explore nature and the remnants of Manitoba’s mining history on a free group hike in the Stony Mountain Quarry.
The Stony Mountain Quarry Trail takes visitors on a leisurely hike through a mix of natural and urban environments just minutes north of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway.
Our 11:00am bilingual event is being offered in partnership with Sports en Français, an organization that contributes to the development of Manitoba’s Francophone community through sport and physical activity in French.
While French language skills are not required to participate, we welcome Francophones and Francophiles to join! For English speakers, it’s a great opportunity for you and your family to practice your French language skills.
The 2.1 km trail passes through a small forest to find the quarry on the other side where it continues along the edge. You can spot remnants of the mining history including jutting limestone ledges, abandoned excavations and a quarry pond at the base.
The hike will continue on to the nearby .7 km Assiniwa Trail and .7 km Prairie Trail, 3.5 kms in all. The hike is expected to take about an hour and a half to complete.
We will meet at the main trail sign on Dufferin and Main St in Stony Mountain.
***Please note this is not the Stonewall quarry hike some people may be familiar with.
How To Get There
Type ‘Stony Mountain Quarry’ into a smartphone map or GPS.
Or follow these directions:
From Winnipeg, head north on HWY #7 to the junction of Quarry Road, turn east towards Stony Mountain.
Turn south on Vincent Road followed by a near immediate east onto Dufferin Road.
The trailhead sign will be on the left.
The hike takes place within the town of Stony Mountain which has everything you’d need within a short drive. There are no facilities at the trailhead.
What to Bring on Your Hike/Activity
- A park pass is required for all vehicles entering provincial parks. An annual pass (which can be used in two vehicles) is $44.50. Daily permits are $9.50.
- Bring at least two bottles of water: you can leave one in your vehicle on a short hike; you’ll want both on a long hike.
- Snacks are a great way to keep your energy up along the trail. Many trails don’t have restaurants or stores nearby so you may also want to pack a picnic lunch.
- Hand sanitizer (Most trails have outhouses, not modern toilets.)
- Any medication you may need (like antihistamines, your asthma inhaler, or an EpiPen)
- A safety whistle, pocket flashlight, and a basic first-aid kit (not required, but a good idea any time you’re in the wilderness)
Outdoor Fun: What to Expect on Your Group Hike/Activity
Sometimes we just want to have some fun and enjoy a friendly chat with a stranger.
Our group hikes and activities are an easy way to get outside and explore Manitoba’s beautiful parks with other people.
CPAWS staff will share their love of nature on a relaxing hike along our favourite trails.
There won’t be any lectures along the way: when we stop for water and snack breaks we’ll keep the conversation casual and light.
If you’ve got questions we’ll do our best to answer them. However, we are not formally trained park interpreters. We encourage people seeking learning opportunities to check out our outdoor learning programming or try an interpretive event offered by Manitoba Parks.
How can we help?
If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected].
About CPAWS Manitoba:
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
About the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club
CPAWS Manitoba’s Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends and learn about the wonders of nature.
We’ve developed a wide range of programming and activities to help Manitobans of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nature.
CPAWS Manitoba takes the safety of all program participants seriously.
All CPAWS Manitoba staff members have cleared a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check with the Winnipeg Police Department.
All CPAWS Manitoba staff members voluntarily disclose that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We adhere to all public health recommendations and guidelines.
CPAWS policy requires that at least one person leading programming that may involve children must be certified in first aid. This applies to staff or to volunteers.
This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation.