Using outdoor recreation and park amenities
Residents seeking to get active this winter season are encouraged to get outside and enjoy a wide-range of City trails, while staying safe. Persons of all ages and abilities are invited to embrace the beauty of Winnipeg winters, safely and responsibly as you can still follow provincial health orders while getting some much-needed fresh air.
While some of our amenities are closed due to public health orders, our parks, dog parks, trails, and active transportation pathways are open throughout the winter.
Our active transportation routes receive an enhanced level of snow clearing to ensure these important connections are available to users throughout the winter months. More information, including a sidewalk snow clearing priority map, see: Snow Clearing.
Parks and open spaces safety measures
- Maintain a distance of at least two metres/six feet from every other individual who is not in your household.
- Do not gather in groups larger than the provincial group size restrictions.
What can I do?
- Play on the playground.
- Use athletic fields.
- Explore our local and regional parks by following the trails and pathways that run through them.
- Embrace the tall grass prairie by exploring the Living Prairie Museum’s self-guided trails.
- Take your furry four-legged friend to one of our off-leash dog areas.
- Go cross country skiing on one of our groomed trails in our parks and golf courses in the winter months.
- Explore Winnipeg’s cycling network.
- Use the toboggan hills and winter slides in City parks in the winter months as conditions permit.
- Skate on outdoor pleasure rinks in City parks in the winter months as conditions permit.
- Skate on outdoor rinks at community centres throughout the city in the winter months, as conditions permit.
- Apply to the Adopt-a-Rink Program.
- Use standalone washroom facilities in City parks. Those with vestibules (common areas) where people could gather before entering the washroom are closed until further notice.
What can’t I do?
- Skate on retention ponds in winter months.
- Book a picnic shelter.
- Use common areas at facilities in City parks.