Morning Group Hike at Stony Mountain Quarry Trail – 11AM
Join CPAWS Manitoba for a group hike to get out into nature and explore Manitoba’s parks!
About this Event
Explore nature and the remnants of Manitoba’s mining history on a free group hike in the Stony Mountain Quarry.
We are hosting two hikes on Saturday. This is the 11 am hike.
Our 11:00am bilingual event is being offered in partnership with Sports en Français, an organization that contributes to the development of Manitoba’s Francophone community through sport and physical activity in French.
While French language skills are not required to participate, we welcome Francophones and Francophiles to join! For English speakers, it’s a great opportunity for you and your family to practice your French language skills.
The Stony Mountain Quarry Trail takes visitors on a leisurely hike through a mix of natural and urban environments just minutes north of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway.
The 2.1 km trail passes through a small forest to find the quarry on the other side where it continues along the edge. You can spot remnants of the mining history including jutting limestone ledges, abandoned excavations and a quarry pond at the base.
The hike will continue on to the nearby .7 km Assiniwa Trail and .7 km Prairie Trail, 3.5 kms in all. The hike is expected to take about an hour and a half to complete.
We will meet at the main trail sign on Dufferin and Main St in Stony Mountain.
***Please note this is not the Stonewall quarry hike some people may be familiar with.
How To Get There
Type ‘Stony Mountain Quarry’ into a smartphone map or GPS.
Or follow these directions:
From Winnipeg, head north on HWY #7 to the junction of Quarry Road, turn east towards Stony Mountain.
Turn south on Vincent Road followed by a near immediate east onto Dufferin Road.
The trailhead sign will be on the left.
The hike takes place within the town of Stony Mountain which has everything you’d need within a short drive. There are no facilities at the trailhead.
What to Bring on Your Hike/Activity
Outdoor Fun: What to Expect on Your Group Hike/Activity
Sometimes we just want to have some fun and enjoy a friendly chat with a stranger.
Our group hikes and activities are an easy way to get outside and explore Manitoba’s beautiful parks with other people.
CPAWS staff will share their love of nature on a relaxing hike along our favourite trails.
There won’t be any lectures along the way: when we stop for water and snack breaks we’ll keep the conversation casual and light.
If you’ve got questions we’ll do our best to answer them. However, we are not formally trained park interpreters. We encourage people seeking learning opportunities to check out our outdoor learning programming or try an interpretive event offered by Manitoba Parks.
Weather & Cancellation Policy
We try not to let the weather stop us from getting outside. With the right gear you can have a great time in most weather conditions.
That being said, safety must always be our top priority. We can’t be outside in a thunderstorm and may need to cancel if roads are hazardous.
Weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable. While we will do our best to monitor and make good judgment calls, there will be times when we decide to cancel and the skies clear and other days when a storm or high winds pop up unexpectedly.
We’ll send out an e-mail alert the day before an event letting registrants know if there’s a good chance we need to cancel. We will check the forecast again a few hours before the event to determine if we can try to go ahead.
How can we help?
If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at email@example.com.
About CPAWS Manitoba:
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
About the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club
CPAWS Manitoba’s Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends and learn about the wonders of nature.
We’ve developed a wide range of programming and activities to help Manitobans of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and wellness benefits of nature.
Find out more at our website – www.cpawsmb.org – and be sure to subscribe to our events newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss out on upcoming events.
CPAWS Manitoba takes the safety of all program participants seriously.
All CPAWS Manitoba staff members have cleared a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check with the Winnipeg Police Department. We adhere to all public health recommendations and guidelines.
CPAWS policy requires that at least one person leading programming that may involve children must be certified in first aid. This applies to staff or to volunteers.
This programming was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation, The Conservation Trust, the Government of Manitoba, and TD Friends of the Environment fund.