Trail Stewardship Group: Assiniboine Watershed Network
This asphalt trail winds through scenic Bruce Park, a 5 hectare park with great historical value. This land was once owned by the Bruce family, local Métis farmers and there is a rock, near the Portage Avenue entrance, commemorating their contribution to the area.
This park is a showpiece with an ornamental foot bridge and plantings of blue spruce, clump birch and wild roses. Its natural beauty is apparent to all visitors and make it a popular location for Frisbee, catching frogs in the spring or walking the dog.
- asphalt surface
- 0.4 km route length
in Bruce Park off Albany Street
- Washrooms / Refreshments
Red River Co-op – 3755 Portage Avenue
POINTS OF INTEREST
- North Assiniboine Parkway Route – A popular cycling and pedestrial corridor which follows the route of the Assiniboine River.
- Truro Creek – This small, but important tributary of the Assiniboine River meanders through Bruce Park bringing with it the melodious sounds of a babbling stream as it moves over riffles. Truro Creek is an important site for fish spawning in the spring.
- Wading pool – During the summer months, this wading pool, run by the City of Winnipeg, is very popular with neighbourhood children.
- Cenotaph – Originally erected in 1936 to pay homage to fallen soldiers of the First World War. After 50 years of harsh Winnipeg winters, the crumbling cenotaph was replaced by a replica in 1990 by the St. James Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. It now honours veterans of three 20th Century wars.