Group Hike on Sagimay Trail through Assiniboine Forest

Join us at Assiniboine Forest in April for a fun Group Hike.

Group Hike on Sagimay Trail through Assiniboine Forest

April 8 2023

Join us for a group hike through the Assiniboine Forest and escape the city without having to leave the perimeter.

We’ll be hiking the Sagimay Trail, a 2.8 km out-and-back with a loop that should take about an hour to complete. It starts at the same trailhead as the Oak Ridge Trail in the main parking lot on Grant Avenue.

Click here to register for the 11am Group Hike

Click here to register for the 1:30pm Group Hike

The wide paved path heads southeast, then south before making a loop around the Eve Werier Memorial Pond where the path is primarily made up of wood chips. A small section of the trail includes a boardwalk through a wetlands area.

Learn more about CPAWS’ Assiniboine Forest campaign

With nearly 300 hectares of land, the Assiniboine Forest has a lot to explore.

How To Get There

Type in ‘Assiniboine Forest Parking Lot’ into a GPS or smartphone.

Or find the parking lot located in Winnipeg at the crossroads of Grant Avenue and Chalfont Road.

Head down the main trail off the parking lot into the forest, we will gather there.


There are outhouses a short distance down the trail from the parking lot.

The trail is inside the city of Winnipeg and near all amenities.

What to Bring on Your Hike/Activity

  • 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.

Find out more at our website – www.cpawsmb.org – and be sure to subscribe to our events newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss out on upcoming events.

Safety Protocols

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.

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 23 parks and protected areas thanks to people like you.

With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.