Reclaim your winters by getting out to experience the tranquil, crisp blankets of snow that cover our forests and trails, transforming them into picturesque winter wonderlands by cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through Lac du Bonnet.
Lac du Bonnet has a number of cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails for you to enjoy all winter long. These activities have become so popular, that members of the community have even started making and grooming trails along the Winnipeg River for everyone to enjoy. These pop-up trails show up randomly through the winter, so you’ll have to check-in and see where they are located this winter. No fear, Lac du Bonnet also offers two permanent cross-country ski trails and a snowshoe trail so you can plan your winter adventure.
The Agassiz Cross-country Skiing Trail offers 11km of perfectly groomed skiing trails through the magical Agassiz Provincial Forest. Encounter gentle slopes, mild inclines, and plenty of level ground as you ski among the pines and spruce bogs while catching sight of the wildlife that calls this forest home. This trail is proudly brought to us by the wonderful volunteers of the Lac du Bonnet Cross-country Ski Club. The trails are located off highway 317 and provide ample parking space at the entrance to the Agassiz Provincial Forest.
New to Lac du Bonnet in the winter of 2020 is a dedicated cross-country skiing trail along the Bluewater South Trail, part of the Great Trail. Skiiers of all skill levels will enjoy the level ground encountering few slight inclines on this 10km, wonderfully groomed ski trail (map 1) through the boreal forest. This trail is proudly brought to us by the Lac du Bonnet Trails Association and is located on Tower Road. The ski trail runs south from the parking lot.
Across the street, running north from Tower Road towards PR 313 you’ll find a wonderful snowshoe trail (map 1). Also, part of the Bluewater South Trail, snowshoeing through the boreal forest lets you discover this beautiful section of the Great Trail in an entirely new light. Covered with a thick blanket of snow to trek through, you’ll be delighted by the boreal forest, frozen bogs and treetop view from the top of the snow-covered granite outcropping.
Ski and Snowshoe Rentals in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Winnipeg Ricer Recreation runs a Borrow for Free Program where residents and visitors in Lac du Bonnet can borrow everything they need for a day or two of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on our trails. This program is great if your travelling or just want to test out the activity before you make a commitment to purchasing the equipment for yourself.