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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.

FAST FACTS

  • asphalt surface
  • 0.4 km route length
  • Parking
    in Bruce Park off Albany Street
  • Washrooms / Refreshments
    Red River Co-op – 3755 Portage Avenue

POINTS OF INTEREST

  1. North Assiniboine Parkway Route – A popular cycling and pedestrial corridor which follows the route of the Assiniboine River.
  2. 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.
  3. Wading pool – During the summer months, this wading pool, run by the City of Winnipeg, is very popular with neighbourhood children.
  4. 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.