Located en route to Grand Beach, the Brokenhead Wetlands Interpretive Trail is located in the Scanterbury area, north of the South Beach Casino on Hwy 59. This is about an hour drive from downtown Winnipeg, so you may want to include this short (approximately 2 km trail) as part of a day trip to the area.
The Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail is a surprising hidden gem and well worth the stop. It winds through a beautiful forested area and then opens up into a wonderfully built boardwalk that stretches for 1.5 km through a rare type of peatland. If you time your visit right, you may see many different varieties of flowers (it’s home to 28 of Manitoba’s 38 orchid species), carnivorous and other rare plants.
The signage is all in Ojibway and English, and encourages visitors to respect the land and history. (We highly recommend taking this trail at a leisurely pace, stopping to read the signs and take in the surrounding nature and beauty).
- No dogs or bicycles or atv’s are allowed on this trail
- As with all of the locations that we write about – PLEASE do not litter or leave garbage. Pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace.
- For more information on the evolution and history of this trail, please visit their website