Get On The Trails
4 Great Trails Ready to Explore
Trails are plentiful around The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the RM of Kelsey. The Tri-area is vast and is host to so much untouched wilderness just waiting to be explored. For those of us less familiar with the area it can be tough to know where to start and sometimes even tougher to find the routes. Until now that is! We have mapped 4 of the more well known and easy to access trails in our area. Some are within a 5 minute drive from downtown The Pas, while others are a 20-30 minute drive north of town. We are hoping to map more in the future.
No matter the season, these areas are exciting to explore. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, whatever your preference or experience level, there are trails waiting for you. Many, if not ALL of these trails are family and pet friendly. Remember: garbage in, garbage out and we can all do our part to keep these spaces clean.
Our NEW Tourist Information Hub has printed version of these maps, brochures and merchandise available at Kelsey Recreation and Wellness Centre (525 Smith Street).
At the bottom of each write-up is a pdf download of each map. While you're here, check out some other blog posts like Hiking North. Click around for other inspirations like places to stay, eat & shop.
1. Rosie Mayne Notchemek Trail
Located within the town of The Pas, Rosie Mayne Nochemek Trail is a Self-Guided Interpretive Trail used year round by explorers of all ages in search of hidden forest gems, nature education, and great exercise. Walking the dog, mountain biking, hiking or skiing, whatever your preference, this area offers unparalleled contrast to the stresses of life. In winter, these 2.7 Km trails form part of the Rosie Mayne Ski Trail network.
*Parking is limited, and we ask is that you do not block the staff parking for the Town or the water filling station.
2. Clearwater - Atikameg Lake
Located a short drive north of The Pas and OCN, Clearwater Lake Provincial Park offers year round adventures for all ages. There are trail lengths and difficulties for all experience levels. You can get regular trail updates and area development news from the Clearwater Lake Outdoor Club.
Also located and connected to some of the trails within the park are the natural phenomenon called, “The Caves”; a self-guided trail located north off PTH 287, prior to the Pioneer Bay Campground entrance (watch for the signs).
3. Rocky Lake East Shore
Located a short drive north of The Pas and OCN, in the community of Wanless, is the unparalleled beauty of Rocky Lake. Nestled along the east shore of Rocky Lake and the many cabins and homes is this intertwined network of trails to explore. While this is primarily a residential area, the trails are open for everyone to enjoy. Check this website for ongoing updates.
*Parking is not designated and so we ask that you not block private property or other roadways. There is space along the sides of the road to park, but may be more limited in winter months.
4. Grace Lake - Opasquia Trails
Located in the RM of Kelsey, just east of The Pas is a developing trail and lookout area surrounding Grace Lake. This area is home to many species of birds, animals and plant life. Opasquia Trails is working hard to safeguard these areas while still creating access points for us to explore and observe the beauty that surrounds Grace Lake. Outlined here are the winter snowshoe and hiking routes, lookout points and boardwalk. Watch for more trail news on their website or social media.