The Crow Wing Trail is one of the longest sections of The Great Trail in Manitoba. At 191 km long it connects Emerson to Winnipeg through the municipalities of Emerson, Franklin, De Salaberry, St-Pierre-Jolys, Niverville, Ritchot and the Roseau River First Nation.
The trail was initially established in the 1800’s as a route to transport goods to and from the Red River Settlement on the Red River and the Crow Wing Settlement on the Mississippi River. Today the trail has been revived as a recreational trail with the iconic Actif Epica held here annually.
The Crow Wing Trail offers unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, birders, artists, historians, photographers, cyclists and explorers. The trail is as varied as the multicultural makeup of this region.