Assiniboine River

Beginning at the public boat launch in Headingley or at the West Perimeter Highway, we paddle from the suburbs to the heart of Winnipeg, carried along by a brisk current. Leave the noisy traffic behind for a relaxing paddle downtown through the corridor of cottonwood, elm, ash and oak trees. 

After a short detour onto S
turgeon Creek for lunch, we may stop at Assiniboine Park for coffee or ice-cream, as the weather dictates. From here on, we travel well out from shore to avoid the swift water and fishing lines. As you admire the homes and gardens on Wellington and Wolseley, you will notice that not all the residents here are human. Canada Geese and white-tailed deer appear to be right at home in these backyards. The keen eye may also observe a beaver,  blue heron, or eagle. As we approach the Forks and the Alexander Docks, you will gain a unique perspective on the Manitoba Legislature, the Esplanade Louis Riel, the Museum of Human Rights, and other Winnipeg landmarks.

On the Labour Day weekend in September, we shorten the trip somewhat and take in the sights and sounds of the Barge Music Festival at the Forks. You will have the best seats in the house - on the water in your canoe.

  • Duration : approximately 5 hours
  • Rating :     for the novice paddler      
  • Water conditions : slow-moving water with swift sections, no portages
  • Scenic Attractions : wildlife, many notable Winnipeg landmarks, more than a dozen bridges
Cost per day :
           $60.00 for adults (18 years + ) or $100 for two adults
           $48.00 for students  
           $48.00 for seniors (60 years + ) 

Sturgeon Creek
August, 2012
Manitoba Legislature
September, 2011 
Esplanade Louis Riel 
September, 2011
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